Post by Rosalina Nylund on Jul 7, 2021 19:28:51 GMT -5
I’m interested to hear how she’ll sound with Reznor and Ross. They’re basically the only ones who will get me to actually listen to a movie soundtrack outside of the movie after their work on the Social Network and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I have kind of high expectations!
Nah. It's a shame Manic flopped though. It was a really good album.
It didn't flop though. It peaked at no. 2, has over 3B Spotify streams, is nearing multi platinum eligibility, and is still charting 80 weeks after release. That's actually a really successful album.
Eh, the vast majority of the streams are coming from Without You and other tracks/remixes being tacked on in a rerelease. That being said, I do agree it isn't a flop album. Not wildly successful though. Sort of somewhere in between. Remove Without You, which did come over a year before the album, and you've got two mildly successful singles (Graveyard & you should be sad) and a handful of tracks that made a bit of noise in niche groups. Like I said, definitely not bad and not a flop, but its stats are very much inflated by the massive single one year prior and excessive bonus tracks of said single's remixes plus Be Kind. I honestly feel like hopeless fountain kingdom made more noise and impact overall simply because Without You feels so far removed from Manic.
It is a shame, too, because the album has some really great gems on it. In a different universe, 3am and Alanis' Interlude were hit singles along with Graveyard and especially you should be sad being at least as successful as Bad at Love/Now or Never instead of limping their way to their moderate peaks. I have noticed they've streamed decently well comparatively, though, so perhaps given some time she might be able to land a second classic from the album that actually feels like it's from the album and not just added for extra padding (*cough* Without Me *cough*).
I would also say that overall hopeless fountain kingdom was a bigger deal for her. That said I wouldn't classify MANIC as a flop. "Graveyard" did fine on radio and "you should be sad" did OK all thing considered. And it will always be the "Without Me" album.
Hopefully this next one blows past both of those in terms of success. I need her to get at least two actual hits from the album? It felt like "Without Me" was taking her to the next level and then she sort of meandered into top 30 peaks without much fanfare with her next few releases.
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3RD 1 Kacey Musgraves - Justified [x02] (=) 2 Sigala & Rita Ora - You For Me [x02] (=) 3 Kelsea Ballerini & LANY - I Quit Drinking (=) 4 Halsey - I Am Not A Woman, I'm A God (+3) 5 Lizzo ft. Cardi B - Rumors (+1) 6 Dua Lipa - Love Again [x04] (-2) 7 Willow ft. Travis Barker - Transparent Soul (+2) 8 Lorde - Mood Ring (+10) 9 Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4 U [x04] (-1) 10 Charli XCX - Good Ones (NEW)
With Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as the sole producers, I don't see anything from this album seeing any kind of commercial success. Because Halsey does well on streaming in general, I feel, that may be her saving grace, but are kids really listening to Reznor/Ross??
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