I’m proud to announce a new age of individualism! After some internal discussion, I’ve decided to make some changes to how the top 50 is tabulated. This should hopefully be seen by you as a significant improvement in most regards. When I initially wrote the tabulation script, I decided to aim as closely to established standards as possible, grouping by title rather than individual release page. This gives strength in numbers to larger and more popular master release pages, such as Dark Side, Thriller, and Rumours. Month after month and year after year, these titles have dominated the charts.
By breaking up these monoliths, we hope to more accurately reflect what’s actually selling well in recent trends. This list should be a breath of fresh air, with only a small handful of the usual staples making the list. Unfortunately as well, Mac Miller’s passing had an effect on this month’s list, which may not have been highlighted otherwise. Have a look, and let us know what you think!