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15th Oct '17 2:57:44 PM nombretomado
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In TheFifties and TheSixties, albums were often perceived as secondary to hit singles. This began to change when groups like Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheBeachBoys started to produce albums which tried to avoid AlbumFiller and make every song count. TheBritishInvasion helped, thanks to the then-common practice of excluding hit singles from albums.

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In TheFifties and TheSixties, albums were often perceived as secondary to hit singles. This began to change when groups like Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheBeachBoys started to produce albums which tried to avoid AlbumFiller and make every song count. TheBritishInvasion UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion helped, thanks to the then-common practice of excluding hit singles from albums.
28th Jul '17 5:07:48 AM mariofan1000
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* Music/SirMixALot's first album, ''Swass'', went platinum. This was an impressive achievement, considering that hip-hop was a fairly new genre at the time and Sir-Mix-A-Lot was on an independent label. However, the only song from it to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 was "Posse on Broadway", which peaked at #70.
1st Jul '17 4:16:31 PM nombretomado
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Also an obvious trend in the career of a LongRunner artist. Consider discography pages on TheOtherWiki; album sales are usually consistent or improve with time while hit singles eventually trail off as more airtime is given to new performers.

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Also an obvious trend in the career of a LongRunner artist. Consider discography pages on TheOtherWiki; Wiki/TheOtherWiki; album sales are usually consistent or improve with time while hit singles eventually trail off as more airtime is given to new performers.
6th Jun '17 11:56:45 PM orenzi
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* {{Bjork}}'s first two albums ''{{Debut}}'' and ''{{Post}}'' both went platinum in the US, but none of their singles charted on the Hot 100 except "Big Time Sensuality" from ''Debut'' which only peaked at #88. Several singles were hits on the dance charts, though.

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* {{Bjork}}'s first two albums ''{{Debut}}'' ''{{Music/Debut}}'' and ''{{Post}}'' ''{{Music/Post}}'' both went platinum in the US, but none of their singles charted on the Hot 100 except "Big Time Sensuality" from ''Debut'' which only peaked at #88. Several singles were hits on the dance charts, though.
6th Jun '17 11:47:15 PM orenzi
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* {{Bjork's}} first two albums ''{{Debut}}'' and ''{{Post}}'' both went platinum in the US, but none of their singles charted on the Hot 100 except "Big Time Sensuality" from ''Debut'' which only peaked at #88. Several singles were hits on the dance charts, though.

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* {{Bjork's}} {{Bjork}}'s first two albums ''{{Debut}}'' and ''{{Post}}'' both went platinum in the US, but none of their singles charted on the Hot 100 except "Big Time Sensuality" from ''Debut'' which only peaked at #88. Several singles were hits on the dance charts, though.
6th Jun '17 11:46:47 PM orenzi
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* Music/Bjork's first two albums ''{{Debut}}'' and ''{{Post}}'' both went platinum in the US, but none of their singles charted on the Hot 100 except "Big Time Sensuality" from ''Debut'' which only peaked at #88. Several singles were hits on the dance charts, though.

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* Music/Bjork's {{Bjork's}} first two albums ''{{Debut}}'' and ''{{Post}}'' both went platinum in the US, but none of their singles charted on the Hot 100 except "Big Time Sensuality" from ''Debut'' which only peaked at #88. Several singles were hits on the dance charts, though.
6th Jun '17 11:45:50 PM orenzi
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* Music/Bjork's first two albums ''{{Debut}}'' and ''{{Post}}'' both went platinum in the US, but none of their singles charted on the Hot 100 except "Big Time Sensuality" from ''Debut'' which only peaked at #88. Several singles were hits on the dance charts, though.
14th May '17 2:39:35 PM wuggles
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* Music/ChildishGambino's debut studio album, ''Camp'', debuted at number 11, with its singles barely charting. Similarly, his second album ''because the internet'' peaked at number 7 while its singles ("3005" and "Crawl") were barely in the top 100.

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* Music/ChildishGambino's debut studio album, ''Camp'', debuted at number 11, with its singles barely charting. Similarly, his second album ''because the internet'' peaked at number 7 while its singles ("3005" and "Crawl") were barely in the top 100. The singles from ''Awaken, My Love!'' did better, although neither "Me and Your Mama" or "Redbone" ever hit the top 40 in the US.
21st Feb '17 11:42:38 PM gewunomox
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* Many albums featuring EpicRocking taken to its extreme (albums with side-length album tracks throughout, or are one (or two) continuous album-length composition(s) interrupted only by album sides like [[JethroTull Jethro Tull's]] ''Thick As A Brick'' and ''A Passion Play'', or Music/{{Yes}}' two-record-set ''Tales From Topographic Oceans'', have reached the #1 position on the album charts (or Top 10) with absolutely ''no'' commercial considerations, can be considered this.

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* Many albums featuring EpicRocking taken to its extreme (albums with side-length album tracks throughout, or are one (or two) continuous album-length composition(s) interrupted only by album sides like [[JethroTull Jethro Tull's]] Music/JethroTull's ''Thick As A Brick'' and ''A Passion Play'', or Music/{{Yes}}' two-record-set ''Tales From Topographic Oceans'', have reached the #1 position on the album charts (or Top 10) with absolutely ''no'' commercial considerations, can be considered this.
31st Jan '17 1:46:49 PM DavidDelony
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* Music/PinkFloyd defines this trope. ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}, Music/AtomHeartMother, Meddle, Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/{{Animals}}''. All either gold or (multi-)platinum, none have a US top-100 single. For the first half of their career, [[FaceOfTheBand Roger Waters]] certainly seemed to prefer it this way; when "Money" became their first significant hit single in America, he quickly became exhausted of hearing the new fans it won the band yelling for them to play it.

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* Music/PinkFloyd defines this trope. ''Music/{{Ummagumma}}, Music/AtomHeartMother, Meddle, Music/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/{{Animals}}''. All either gold or (multi-)platinum, none have a US top-100 single. For the first half of their career, [[FaceOfTheBand Roger Waters]] certainly seemed to prefer it this way; when "Money" became their first significant hit single in America, he quickly became exhausted of hearing the new fans it won the band yelling for them to play it. The band's album tracks did get plenty of airplay on FM radio and still do on classic rock stations, despite never being released as singles.
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