Metallica & Lou Reed, Megadeth Enter World Charts

Probably because of their shared release date and the competitive history between the bands, a lot of the negative comments on Lulu stories around here featured some variation on the theme, "I'm just going to buy Megadeth's new album instead."

That said, the chart numbers for both albums are starting to come in, and while the Billboard U.S. numbers won't be in til tomorrow, we thought it'd be fun to see how the two albums have so far stacked up worldwide.

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Josh Hart

Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.