thebigham wrote:^No, I did not. Re-read the first post.
A thread for under-certified albums based on confirmed SoundScan numbers.
Not a thread for acts who have not had their albums re-certified in years.
If you can find any Who albums that are under-certified based on a SoundScan figure, please let me know.
As I say in the first post, I don't have every under-certified album here.
If I had access to SoundScan, this list would probably be 1,000+ strong.
I guess I'm an old stager, certainly in terms of what I believe 'in print', and, depending on my ability to accept what an organisation is able to deliver, and its ultimate veracity, I guess I also can find 'fault' in most anything when it comes to sales claims.
Why? Well 'cos I have my own original docs that I've bothered record companies about, that's pourquoi! I bet plenty of us UKMers also have a 'collection' of 'unique' data/paperwork. Lord, what a story we could tell ensemble!
I do find it possible to accept we have no alternative for sales measurement 'as the gospel', and one of those is the historical charts - flawed as they are in US terms, and elsewhere (Canada, anyone?). The UK stood proud as the mothership of hit parades for most in the 50s-80s before we witnessed in the past twenty-plus years the US listings become 'reliable', ney, 'understandable', for one equally sensible measure that the British had always employed - sales; and in the reports of Soundscan we had 'certainty'.
Or so we thought. But is it a flawed measure?.Well, not to me. As a fan of old groups and acts and how they 'measured' against each other these totals are mostly fixed and, if we have to believe anything, are truly audited, but as a 'counter' for awards, mmmmm.
I hesitate to ask thebigham but, how sure are you that SS data is equal to a gold or platinum disc? Am I the only 'old fogie' who respects the fact that a record company generally would request a certification - if the act was 'worth it'? Or do you maintain the labels are dead against upgrading their superstars, from Sam Smith to the Beatles?
Is it strictly your view that we have now excuse for all these upgrades, other than SS is always spot on?!