Coolfer On Chinese Democracy MySpace Streams

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In a blog post from yesterday, Coolfer examines the quantity of per song streams of the new Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy, thereon comparing it to the new Paul McCartney project, the Firemen.

I find this particularly interesting because not 15 minutes ago I was having a conversation about Chinese Democracy with a friend on instant messenger and when I asked him what he thought of the record, the first words out of his mouth were “I couldn’t get past the first song.” This isn’t too mislead you – as I did yesterday posting the Chuck Klosterman interview which turned out to be a glowing, A- review – while the quantity of streams drops off drastically (from the 265k range for track 1 to 145k for track 2 and 120k for track 3), track 4 of Chinese Democracy was streamed 125k times while track 4 of The Firemen’s Electric Arguments was only streamed 85k times – in the end, if we believe that each stream was unique, 50% of those streaming track 1 of Chinese Democracy stuck around for track 4, while only 34% of those streaming track 1 of Electric Arguments stuck around to hear track 4, and 25% listened to all of the Chinese Democracy tracks while only 12.5% listened to each of the songs on Electric Arguments.

Enjoy “Rocket Queen” from 1987’s Appetite for Destruction.

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