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Old 17-05-2013, 00:16
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Have to say I never thought Be Here Now would be topped in this day and age.

http://www.nme.com/news/daft-punk/70347
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Old 17-05-2013, 00:31
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Not really comparable, Be here now was released on a Thursday, so didn't have a full weeks sale.

In 1997 people also had to get off their backsides and go to a shop to buy it, rather than a double click on their computer.
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Old 17-05-2013, 00:45
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The new Daft Punk album is even worse than Be Here Now. Yes, it's that bad.
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Old 17-05-2013, 00:56
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Might also break the record for the biggest drop from #1 too :P
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Old 17-05-2013, 01:04
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100,000+ looks certain but 650,000 seems like a ridiculous overestimate.

The heavily hyped Take That - Robbie reunion released at Christmas couldn't shift such amounts (they managed 520,000), why the hell would Daft Punk of all people manage it in May 2013?
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Old 17-05-2013, 01:06
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In 1997 people also had to get off their backsides and go to a shop to buy it, rather than a double click on their computer.
Be Here Now didn't suffer from illegal downloading though. It's harder to sell in huge units now then it once was.

I think I read Oasis sold around 770,000 after the first 7 days and I just don't see Daft Punk hitting that mark.

It's worth noting that this will be Daft Punks first number one album in Britain. Their last proper album only reached number 10. I find it staggering how popular they have become in the past few years. 'Human After All' didn't receive anything like this sort of fanfare before its release and it was panned by everybody. Their live shows in 2007 increased their popularity in a big way but only in certain circles. The mainstream jumping on them like they have is something I didn't expect at all.
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Old 17-05-2013, 01:12
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Might also break the record for the biggest drop from #1 too :P

The biggest drop from number one was by Christina Aguilera with her 2010 album, Bionic. The album fell from the top spot in its second week to number 29. Fact Of The Day
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Old 17-05-2013, 02:07
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I don't get why all of sudden Daft Punk are so popular?

I also read that there is a 7/1 chance that this could be the biggest selling album of all time in the UK...

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/ne...-uk-album.html
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Old 17-05-2013, 02:25
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If true good. I like what they've done and its always nice to see acts that have worked hard for years suddenly hit the big time.
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Old 17-05-2013, 03:22
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Good for them if they do, but they'll never top their debut album in terms of quality for me.
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Old 17-05-2013, 04:09
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The buyers may be disappointed if the funky sound of Get Lucky is a one-off, with the rest of the album sounding much like their previous work! Ha.
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Old 17-05-2013, 06:43
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The buyers may be disappointed if the funky sound of Get Lucky is a one-off, with the rest of the album sounding much like their previous work! Ha.
Oh yeah? Hows that?
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Old 17-05-2013, 09:14
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Wow this is the most ridiculous article in a long time and being a reader of DS I've seen a fair share of duffers.

To suggest this album with sell over 600,000 in the first week is total fantasy and an utter contempt of knowledge about album sales. It will be lucky to get half these sales!
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Old 17-05-2013, 11:04
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Not really comparable, Be here now was released on a Thursday, so didn't have a full weeks sale.

In 1997 people also had to get off their backsides and go to a shop to buy it, rather than a double click on their computer.

Not a very well researched point. Album sales have declined massively since 1997.
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Old 17-05-2013, 15:21
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I've just listened to the whole thing and every track is practically orgasmic. I won't be the least bit surprised if this sells so much.
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Old 17-05-2013, 17:43
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I ADORE Daft Punk....alongside goldfrapp they are my favourite Dance/Electronica group! I adore their debut album Homework and DIscovery is a masterstroke and Human After All was really good....cannot wait to hear this album...will wait util i own it in my hands!

But they deserve it and i am so glad REAL Dance music is back at the top again...its been a while coming (half a decade really) but finally we are there again
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Old 17-05-2013, 17:50
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Not really comparable, Be here now was released on a Thursday, so didn't have a full weeks sale.

In 1997 people also had to get off their backsides and go to a shop to buy it, rather than a double click on their computer.
You do realise not many albums sell massively via download. The vast majority are sold via shops.
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Old 17-05-2013, 20:11
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It's worth noting that this will be Daft Punks first number one album in Britain. Their last proper album only reached number 10. I find it staggering how popular they have become in the past few years. 'Human After All' didn't receive anything like this sort of fanfare before its release and it was panned by everybody. Their live shows in 2007 increased their popularity in a big way but only in certain circles. The mainstream jumping on them like they have is something I didn't expect at all.
I don't get why all of sudden Daft Punk are so popular?

I also read that there is a 7/1 chance that this could be the biggest selling album of all time in the UK...

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/ne...-uk-album.html
This article and slideshow gives some good reasons as to why they have suddenly become so big this time round. Not sure all of it is relevant but there's some good points

http://www.spin.com/articles/daft-pu...ransformation/
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Old 17-05-2013, 21:06
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I think this idea is ridiculous - how can anyone predict such ridiculously huge sales figures for an album? It never ceases to amaze me how many sources will publish something like this based on absolutely nothing! I expect very strong sales for this album, maybe 250K first week, but I can't see it beating the Oasis record... in fact I'm not sure anything ever will.
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Old 17-05-2013, 23:16
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Listening to it now.. love it

Assume Give Life Back To Music will be the next single as its the most accessible track after Get Lucky..

Its a good album on first listen, but gonna be a real grower.
Final track Contact is a storming finish
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Old 17-05-2013, 23:39
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This article and slideshow gives some good reasons as to why they have suddenly become so big this time round. Not sure all of it is relevant but there's some good points

http://www.spin.com/articles/daft-pu...ransformation/
Cheers. Great link. Wish I'd though of writing that myself.
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Old 17-05-2013, 23:55
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I ADORE Daft Punk....alongside goldfrapp they are my favourite Dance/Electronica group! I adore their debut album Homework and DIscovery is a masterstroke and Human After All was really good....cannot wait to hear this album...will wait util i own it in my hands!

But they deserve it and i am so glad REAL Dance music is back at the top again...its been a while coming (half a decade really) but finally we are there again
It's funny how the 'serious' music forums are very critical about this album. It seem Daft Punk have gone from underground(ish) cool to mainstream cool and that never goes down well with the too cool for school crowd. Anything popular must be shit after all otherwise the coolio's may actually be like the rest of us
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Old 18-05-2013, 00:28
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I don't get why all of sudden Daft Punk are so popular?
Bandwagoners.
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Old 18-05-2013, 00:56
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It's funny how the 'serious' music forums are very critical about this album. It seem Daft Punk have gone from underground(ish) cool to mainstream cool and that never goes down well with the too cool for school crowd. Anything popular must be shit after all otherwise the coolio's may actually be like the rest of us
No, it's because it's quite a poor album that doesn't sound "cool" apart from a few instances.
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Old 18-05-2013, 01:44
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You do realise not many albums sell massively via download. The vast majority are sold via shops.
BPI sales data would suggest otherwise.
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