“Bob Dylan's new album, Modern Times, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, making this the artist's first album to hit the top of that chart in 30 years. This 30-year span between #1 albums - Desire hit the top spot in 1976 -- is the longest of any living recording artist. Modern Times has sold more than 192,000 copies in the United States since its release, marking the biggest such sales period for a Bob Dylan album in the 15 year history of SoundScan.
Source: Columbia Records”
According to Columbia Records Chairman Steve Barnett, "Modern Times is an absolutely staggering record, and we couldn't be more thrilled that fans have responded to it so enthusiastically by putting Bob at #1, which is where he belongs. This extraordinary artist has been integral to our company for nearly 45 years, and he remains at the peak of his artistry, vitality and cultural impact. We are incredibly proud of Bob's great achievement."
Yep. Its always great to see Bob Dylan’s name on the top of a list that include the usual Aguileras, Jessica S. and company (apart the fact that to be Number One dont necessarily means you made a good album, of course. That way, Britney Spears should be the new Joni Mitchell).
But more than that, is so sad to see Sony people drinking champaigne when, actually, Bob Dylan is at the top of the chart with 192,000 copies sold.
In the 70s, with that number of copies sold, the record company was giving you a good “Goodbye, so long, its been good to know you, now fuck off”.
They are talking about Desire, last Bob Dylan’s Number One, but they are forgetting that to be Number One in 1976 Bob Dylan sold one million of copies.
Hey Sony: nobody is buying albums anymore, can you get that?
These people are dancin’ on the roof of the Titanic. Somebody please tell them about. The ship is going down down down… and the orchestra is playing.