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Basic Trope: Songs used to pad out an album.

  • Straight: The debut album of Alice and Bob has 4 hit singles on it, then the rest is filler.
  • Exaggerated: Only 1 song is a hit.
  • Downplayed:
    • The album has mostly hits, with a couple filler tracks here and there.
    • The album doesn't really have any hits in general.
  • Justified: It's a concept album.
  • Inverted: The filler becomes hits, while the intended hit singles never chart.
  • Subverted: A filler song becomes the biggest hit on the album.
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  • Double Subverted:...That is quickly forgot about, as the other hits from the album are the ones that are remembered.
  • Parodied:
    • The album has one actual song in it. The other six tracks consist entirely of white noise (static).
    • The other songs on the album are called "Filler #1", "Filler #2", "Filler #3", etc.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: All the songs are hits.
  • Enforced: "Singles and L Ps aren't as profitable as albums. Find me five more songs by next week so this will seem like a better value."
  • Lampshaded: "Why can I never find a good song after the first 4 tracks?"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Word of mouth goes out about the abundance of filler, and the album sells poorly.
  • Reconstructed: The filler gets seen as better over time, and the album is soon seen as a classic.

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