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Top Selling Albums of 2015

Top Selling Albums of 2015

With Adele, it is all about numbers. Previously, her album 21 spent 24 non-stop weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Charts. After four years of silence, Adele is back with a bang, as her comeback album 25 became UK’s fastest selling album in history, achieving this feat in less than ten days.

Last Friday, Adele soared to the No.1 album in UK after 25 sold more than 800,000 copies in its first week. It is also the top most downloaded album ever. It certainly looks like 25 is going to be the biggest selling album of 2015.

Let us look at some of the top fastest selling albums of 2015:

Justin Bieber – Purpose

Copies sold: 40,935

Justin Beiber’s Purpose is more about the singer’s transition from a teen boy to adulthood. You will find songs like What do you mean and Sorry without any trace of teen pop. The record is the proof of Beiber casting himself as an adult, and with Skrillex laying down the production to the record, it certainly did not disappoint.  

One Direction – Made In The AM

Copies Sold: 34,866

Made In The AM is One Direction’s first album since their 2011 debut to offer hits after hits. It is almost like the album a pop group makes before saying their final goodbye. Their intro song gives a very Oasis type of vibe, as do most of their songs.

Dr Dre – Compton

Copies Sold: 19,185

Having sold Beats to Apple, Dr Dre has more time in hands than he needs. He proceeded to work on Coupton, the album that replaced the abandoned Detox project with a surprisingly dynamic soundtrack of frustration. And he is not alone, featuring artists include Eminem, Snoop Dogg and his former partner, Eazy-E.

5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good

Copies Sold: 16,157

The biggest new rock act in the world doesn't play indie or metal, and it doesn't have anything to do with Jack White or the Black Keys. Actually, it's a boy band. Australian quartet, 5 Seconds of Summer, blew up last year with She Looks So Perfect. 5SOS got their start opening for One Direction, whom they compete in catchiness, but their music is powered by an entirely different strain of hormonal napalm. They play guitars, write a decent chunk of their music and work a pop-punk sound that evokes Blink-182 more than the Backstreet Boys.

Florence + The Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful

Copies Sold: 15,706

How Big How Blue How Beautiful is the third album by British Indie rock band, Florence and the Machine. Florence returned to the music scene in the shadows of Amy Winehouse, and we can see in the album that she has been experimenting a lot with loud guitar distortion and soulful vocal pattern.

Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit

Copies Sold: 14,692

That’s The Spirit is BMTH’s fifth full-length studio album, and it is all about an awesome reinvention. The band added a new keyboard player in 2012, and since then, went on to change their deathcore sound to a more synth-based soundscape, as we saw in their 2013 album, Sempiternal. With breathtaking complex emotions, the new album demands the band to be seen in a new light.

Parkway Drive – IRE

Copies Sold: 14,500

Rising among the hardcore scenes in Australia, Parkway Drive etched their name as one of the most brutal bands to rise in the past decade. We see in the band’s fifth album that they have matured as a band, bringing in elements of hard rock and punk into their hardcore breakdowns.

Muse – Drones

Copies Sold: 12,047

Much like Pink Floyd and Rush, Muse only deals with current events that showcase the endless pathological conditions of the human condition. In the same way, Drones is the journey of a person, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a personal drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors.

Tame Impala – Currents

Copies Sold: 11,415

Currents is the third album by Australian Psychedelic rock band, Tame Impala. The album was released in July this year, apparently unlike Lonerism (2012) and Innerspeaker (2010), Currents does not exactly sounds like the work of a Psychedelic rock group. Currents is all too simple to dance to because of the 80s funk haze electro-pop touch, the songs can get intensely moody at times. The band was labeled as a psychedelic band because of the previous two records, but the sound of Currents changed that point of view.