25 Albums That Flopped in 2017 (So Far) | List
Not every album is successful, as sad as that may be. Here is a list of 25 albums that flopped COMMERCIALLY in 2017 so far.
Albums don’t sell the way that they used to – understatement. However, with a new, all-encompassing formula that calculates total album consumption, arguably, we’ve put a Band-Aid on how we report and analyze album success now. Sometimes, however, Band-Aids can’t stop the bleeding, or rather, commercial mediocrity. The albums that make this list are being judged in the context of their performance on the Billboard 200 as of yet. They may be quality albums, but they haven’t or didn’t perform particularly well or up to expectations. Also it should be noted, NOT EVERY ALBUM THAT UNDERFORMED IN 2017 IS INCLUDED. There are far too many…
1. All Time Low, Last Young Renegades
- Debuted at no. 9 on the June 24, 2017 edition of the Billboard 200.
Commentary: A bad run for Alex Gaskarth and company. After just one week on the Billboard 200, Last Young Renegades completely exited.
2. Bleachers, Gone Now
- Debuted at no. 44 on the June 24, 2017 edition of the Billboard 200.
Commentary: While Bleachers was never expected to sale handsomely, given the unexpected hit that was “I Wanna Get Better” (Stranger Desires), one would’ve thought more folks would’ve ‘come to the salad bar.’ They didn’t. Gone Now lasted one week.
3. Snoop Dogg, Neva Left
- Debuted at no. 54 on the June 10, 2017 edition of the Billboard 200.
Commentary: Snoop Dogg hasn’t sold well for years. Neva Left is no different. One week only.
4. Dan Auerbach, Waiting on a Song
- Debuted at no. 41 on the June 24, 2017 edition of the Billboard 200.
Commentary: Frontmen of bands doing the solo thing only rarely works. Fans of The Black Keys sure didn’t follow Dan Auerbach on Waiting on a Song. He lasted one week on the June 24 edition of the Billboard 200.
5. Mali Music, The Transition of Mali
- Debuted at no. 117 on the June 24, 2017 edition of the Billboard 200.