From the NME:
HAIL TO RADIOHEAD!
RADIOHEAD’s ‘HAIL TO THE THIEF’ is on course to achieve the biggest first week album sales in the UK this year after selling over 60,000 copies in just two days.
If the album, the band’s sixth, continues selling in such quantities it could even challenge last year’s best first week sales – 270,000 for Coldplay’s ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ and 260,000 for Robbie Williams ‘ ‘Escapology’.
‘Hail To The Thief’ is currently selling more than the rest of the Top Five put together, including Metallica’s ‘St Anger’ and Stereophonics’ ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back’, currently 2003’s biggest first-week seller, having shifted 102,000 in that period.
HMV chart spokesman Gennaro Castaldo said: “It just goes to show how many people are still into Radiohead. There’s a degree of compulsion with this band.”
(thanks to Sean)