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Author Archives: Matt Brown

Metal By Numbers 1/18: Debuts reanimate the charts

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This is more like the Metal By Numbers you’re used to seeing, now that albums are actually coming out. They’re noteworthy ones too, featuring everything from a covers EP to a album to a […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/11: Sales play it safe

Posted by on January 11, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The debut week drought continues, but it seems we’ll be seeing more action in the weeks to come. In the meantime however, many albums have reappeared on the charts thanks to a combination of […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/4: New year, new Nine Inch

Posted by on January 4, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s been two weeks, but Metal By Numbers is back with its first edition for 2017. If you’re at all familiar with how records sales and release schedules work or you just read this […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/14: Warner Bros. has a top debut?

Posted by on December 14, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   This week’s top debut is odd for a few reasons. First of all, it’s a big name release coming out in the middle of the December, which doesn’t happen often. Second, said release […]

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Metal Insider contributor Matt Brown’s top 10 albums of 2016

Posted by on December 9, 2016

This list was hard to make not because of all the great music I listened to, but because of all the potentially great music I didn’t get to listen to. My train of thought the whole time I scrambled to throw this list together was along the lines of “But I’ve missed so much!” or […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/7: Black (album) Friday sales

Posted by on December 7, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We now come to the time of year on Metal By Numbers where list of debuts grows very small. This week feels particularly bare after Metallica’s album sales were revealed last week. But we’ve […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/30: Metallica return with a number one debut (duh)

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Before August this year, fans kept out a casual eye for news of the next Metallica album. It’s been eight years and for a while all we had to go off of was a […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/23: Animals lead the madness

Posted by on November 23, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. While the metal world (and the music world in general) is recovering from the celebration of Metallica’s new album, Metal By Numbers is here to report on album sales in the meantime before Hardwired…to Self-Destruct‘s […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/16: The charts are the opposite of order

Posted by on November 16, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. As I predicted last week, Avenged Sevenfold had a strong enough second week that they remained in the top 10, and so are still the best-selling metal album on the charts. Remember how Avenged […]

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Metal By Numbers 11/9: All the world’s a stage…for sales

Posted by on November 9, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It’s the morning after Election Day in the United States and, well, things happened. Relax, I’m not going to go on a big political rant here; you get enough of that from social media […]

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