Are albums selling like they used to?

Albums used to sell in millions, don’t get me wrong, some still do, but are they as durable? I had a check on how many albums (not including the various artists compilations) have made the top five and yet spent only two weeks on the entire chart. To my amazement, there were 23. Even ones that spent three weeks, there was only one in the nineties. Here’s the list and just look at the dates, why is this I wonder.  How many of these do you know??

Artist Album title Position Year
The Cooper Temple Clause Kick Up the Fire, And Let The Flames Break Loose 5 2003
Jamie T Kings and Queens 2 2009
Ren Harvieu Through The Night 5 2012
John Mayer Born and Raised 4 2012
John Mayer Paradise Valley 4 2013
Editors In Dream 5 2015
Deftones Gore 5 2016
Bob Dylan Fallen Angels 5 2016
Rick Astley 50 1 2016
Paul McCartney Pure McCartney 3 2016
Britney Spears Glory 2 2016
Jamie T Trick 3 2016
Wretch 32 Growing + Over + Life 5 2016
Meat Loaf Braver Than We Are 4 2016
Led Zeppelin The Complete BBC Sessions 3 2016
Marillion F E A R 4 2016
Two Door Cinema Club Gameshow 5 2016
Thunder Rip It Up 3 2017
The Charlatans Different Days 4 2017
Stone Sour Hydrograd 5 2017
Passenger The Boy Who Cried Wolf 5 2017
Steve Wilson To The Bone 3 2017
Neck Deep The Peace and The Panic 4 2017
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