Since midnight, the chart fight on the iTunes 100 album list has been between Madonna’s “Madame X” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars.”
When the race began, Madonna was in the lead, and she was all day. But at 6pm, Bruce overtook her and now has the number 1 spot. He is also number 1 on amazon.com.
As I said earlier, once the first flush of Madonna fans bought their downloads, and listened to “Madame X,” I thought things would change. “Western Stars” is an unexpected masterpiece. “Madame X” is a mess.
It’s not over yet. We’ll check back in the morning and see how things are going. But for Bruce to jump ahead on iTunes, that’s big.