What is a "flop"?

Started by Charlie Work, Oct 30, 2015, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Charlie Work
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    Can we talk about what makes an album a "flop"? Most people incorrectly assume that there are identical thresholds that every album needs to hit. This brushes over marketing budgets, how the recorded is being distributed, actual sales vs projected sales, how the singles performed, how the artist in question usually performs, etc.

    In example:
    If Drake sells 100k in a week, it's a flop.
    If Quentin Miller sells 100k in a week, he's a burgeoning superstar.

    A popular example people like to point to is Kreayshawn selling 6k in her first week, ignoring the fact the only place pushing physical copies was Hot Topic.

    What do you think about all of this? Do any records deserve a little vindication? Is it right to make flop threads off the bat regardless of circumstance?
     
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    A flop is when you see someone faceplant on the album's releasedate
     
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    people actually said Kdot caught a massive L when he sold 350k first week
     
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    I think that's mainly because people see his main competition as Drake and J Cole and both outperformed him commercially this year. Both with less successful singles and little to no marketing campaign as well.
     
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    J Cole is such a scam.. how he sells more than kendrick is beyond me... :mjcry:
     
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    If the album doesn't live up to expectations set by the artist

    Sales wise:
    If the album sells much less than expected
     
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    The popular consensus gets to decide.
     
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