We bring in this week’s new releases with a look at one of the most successful bands of the past decade – Linkin Park. The landing of their fifth studio album Living Things has arrived and will surely kick off the next chapter in the band’s wildly illustrious career in style. Due to an iTunes preview, scrobbles of the new tracks are already through the roof, with the band at one point last week being scrobbled around twice as much as anyone else on the planet. Lead single “Burn It Down” was listened to by 20,152 Last.fm listeners last week, with the rest of the album tracks clocking in around 7,000 listeners. With 192,719,650 scrobbles Linkin Park are one of the most scrobbled bands ever on Last.fm and Living Things looks set to take them up a level yet again.
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Linkin Park – Burn It Down:
as explosions broke in the sky
all that I needed
was the one thing I couldn't find
And you were there at the turn
Next up is Maroon 5 and the release of Overexposed. The pop-rock band have seen tremendous success with lead single “Payphone”, with a massive 21,658 listeners taking it in last week. The track was featured on reality TV show The Voice, features Wiz Khalifa and can now count 475,679 scrobbles to its name. To put that into context, 2002′s “She Will Be Loved” has been scrobbled 5,017,802 times and is the band’s most popular track across their output of four albums. Despite the hard work that Overexposed has to reach the level of success of older material, you wouldn’t bet against Maroon 5 taking over the radio and the Last.fm charts with a new batch of hit singles. The band will be streaming a Live on Letterman concert tomorrow (June 26th) – more details on that here.
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Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved:
She had some trouble with herself
He was always there to help her
She always belonged to someone else
The third and final release we focus on this week is the new record from The Offspring. Bonafide veterans in the US punk scene for some time now, the Californians release their ninth album Days Go By – marking their first album in four years since 2008′s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. Slightly worryingly for the band is the fact that neither of the album’s singles, “Days Go By” and “Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk)”, have made much of an impact on the band’s latest charts. Last week the former came in at #28 in their top weekly tracks chart with 1,627 listeners whilst the latter came way outside of the top 50. With that said, the last album has in fact been scrobbled 8,592,283 times, slightly more than 2000′s classic Conspiracy of One, showing that there is still very much time for The Offspring in people’s listening. Here’s to hoping that Days Go By will eventually be received just as well.
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The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For A White Guy):