Apparently preliminary numbers are in, and Hits Daily Double
, which still plays that sheep noise when you visit it, is reporting that Year Zero is trending towards debuting in second place with over 200,000 sales compared to Avril Lavigne at around 250,000. If you haven't picked up the album yet, remember that you can get it for $9.99 from most retailers (notable personal exception: FYE at the Gallery by Market East Station in Philly - fuck you, FYE!), and the best deal we've seen is from Hot Topic
, where you not only get a (admittedly crappy) free patch, but with the $9.99 purchase of the CD, you can get any NIN shirt for $9.99 as well. And for the first time in a very, very long time, you can buy the new NIN album at Wal-Mart, of all places.
So yeah, if you've enjoyed the album, pick up the CD and support a dude who's pretty much foregone the traditional music industry route when promoting this very good record. The packaging is totally badass, too, tell your friends.