I really need to share some formal thoughts on it soon, but I’ve been spinning THE RIGHTEOUS & THE BUTTERFLY, the latest effort from MUSHROOMHEAD, quite a bit here at Rock Father HQ these past few weeks. The album, released to the public last week, landed at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 (the band’s highest debut), along with securing the #1 spot on the Hard Rock Chart. The oddball of the bunch is the #5 debut on the Billboard Rock Album chart, where TORI AMOS and LORDE landed ahead of MRH… along with actual “rock artists,” THE BLACK KEYS and SANTANA.
Indeed, after winning “Best Rock Song” at the recent Billboard Music Awards for “Royals,” LORDE tweeted the following…
this is me confused about unwittingly having written best ~rock~ song lol dork https”>https://t.co/wQlKkZAXjL”>https://t.co/wQlKkZAXjL
— Lorde (@lordemusic) May”>https://twitter.com/lordemusic/statuses/468228393507360768″>May 19, 2014