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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2013, 09:08:33 AM »
Wow! These album sales numbers are shockingly low.

How could U2 release their work, or any artist for that matter, and make the type of impact artists from even 15 years ago had as far as sales go?

Wow!

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2013, 09:10:10 AM »
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01. Adele - 21 - 9.2 million copies
02. Taylor Swift - Red - 3.8 million copies
03. One Direction - Up All Night - 3.6 million copies
04. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 2.9 million copies
05. One Direction - Take Me Home - 2.9 million copies
06. Mumford & Sons - Babel - 2.7 million copies
07. Pink - The Truth About Love - 2.4 million copies
08. Justin Bieber - Believe - 2.3 million copies
09. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto - 2.2 million copies
10. Maroon 5 - Overexposed  - 2.0 million copies


U2 have got a lot more fans than Adele.



Or any band on that list.

Once again proving that small minds think in numbers

Commonsense alone tell you that U2 have more fans than any of those guys

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2013, 09:59:59 AM »
it could sell less.

or more.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2013, 10:31:51 AM »
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01. Adele - 21 - 9.2 million copies
02. Taylor Swift - Red - 3.8 million copies
03. One Direction - Up All Night - 3.6 million copies
04. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 2.9 million copies
05. One Direction - Take Me Home - 2.9 million copies
06. Mumford & Sons - Babel - 2.7 million copies
07. Pink - The Truth About Love - 2.4 million copies
08. Justin Bieber - Believe - 2.3 million copies
09. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto - 2.2 million copies
10. Maroon 5 - Overexposed  - 2.0 million copies


U2 have got a lot more fans than Adele.



Or any band on that list.

Once again proving that small minds think in numbers

Commonsense alone tell you that U2 have more fans than any of those guys

              But many U2 fans, like the rest of the general public, no longer buy music. Its only natural that when you can obtain something for free, you will stop purchasing it. Even some loyal U2 fans no longer buy the album. They still get it of course, a free digital copy from somewhere, or a CD burned, etc.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2013, 10:34:47 AM »
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Wow! These album sales numbers are shockingly low.

How could U2 release their work, or any artist for that matter, and make the type of impact artists from even 15 years ago had as far as sales go?

Wow!

           They can't in terms of sales, but the music still gets out there and you certainly see the impact when it comes to buying concert tickets. Getting recorded music for free is easy with today's technology. But you still have to buy a concert ticket if you want to see the artist play live.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 10:42:27 AM »
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I can safely say it will sell less copies than NLOTH....no matter how good it is. People just don't buy albums anymore they're too easy to download for free
I beg to differ. The rather mediocre Adele 21 album sold 10 Million copies woldwide in 2012. So its still doable. But in general, album sales are down. If u2 could shift 10 Million copies of their next album...that would deem it a BIG sucsess I would say, given todays album buying climate. Lets not forget, Most artists would kill to sell the amount of albums, in numbers that u2 would class as a failure. NLOTH was the 7th biggest selling albuum of 2009
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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 11:02:02 AM »
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01. Adele - 21 - 9.2 million copies
02. Taylor Swift - Red - 3.8 million copies
03. One Direction - Up All Night - 3.6 million copies
04. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - 2.9 million copies
05. One Direction - Take Me Home - 2.9 million copies
06. Mumford & Sons - Babel - 2.7 million copies
07. Pink - The Truth About Love - 2.4 million copies
08. Justin Bieber - Believe - 2.3 million copies
09. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto - 2.2 million copies
10. Maroon 5 - Overexposed  - 2.0 million copies


U2 have got a lot more fans than Adele.



Or any band on that list.

Once again proving that small minds think in numbers

Commonsense alone tell you that U2 have more fans than any of those guys

              But many U2 fans, like the rest of the general public, no longer buy music. Its only natural that when you can obtain something for free, you will stop purchasing it. Even some loyal U2 fans no longer buy the album. They still get it of course, a free digital copy from somewhere, or a CD burned, etc.

U2 have a legion of loyal and dedicated fans who will buy a copy of their new album - guaranteed.  Maybe not all, but most will.  This group probably accounts for most of the sales of NLOTH - which you say was a commercial success given market conditions.  However, NLOTH lacked the commercial selling point of a popular lead single or singles, unlike ATYCLB or Bomb, so if the next U2 album has a hit lead single, then it is likely to sell more to the general music buying public than NLOTH did.  This is the only reason, in my view, why the next U2 album may sell more than NLOTH.  If, however, the lead single of the next album flops like Boots did, then I suspect the sales figures of the next album will be similar to NLOTH - that is to say, seen as a failure by McGuinness & Co, but seen by you as a success.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2013, 11:04:38 AM »
I've got a funny feeling this is going to be a juggernaut of an album.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2013, 11:17:48 AM »
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I've got a funny feeling this is going to be a juggernaut of an album.

I've got a funny feeling this is going to be a juggernaut of a thread.


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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2013, 11:18:33 AM »
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I've got a funny feeling this is going to be a juggernaut of an album.

I've got a funny feeling this is going to be a juggernaut of a thread.

backs to the wall performance necessary.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2013, 11:58:18 AM »
"Backs to the wall " ?????

Do we really believe Edge sipping Chardonnay in Malibu or Bono sipping Bordeaux in the South of France or adam enjoying a wee toke in jamaica or Larry scowling away in a pub drinking guinness while waiting for his next acting gig really feel their backs are against the wall ?




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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2013, 11:59:59 AM »
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"Backs to the wall " ?????

Do we really believe Edge sipping Chardonnay in Malibu or Bono sipping Bordeaux in the South of France or adam enjoying a wee toke in jamaica or Larry scowling away in a pub drinking guinness while waiting for his next acting gig really feel their backs are against the wall ?

I didn't say that. I'm saying the album has to be great or they are f*****.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2013, 12:01:20 PM »
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"Backs to the wall " ?????

Do we really believe Edge sipping Chardonnay in Malibu or Bono sipping Bordeaux in the South of France or adam enjoying a wee toke in jamaica or Larry scowling away in a pub drinking guinness while waiting for his next acting gig really feel their backs are against the wall ?

I didn't say that. I'm saying the album has to be great or they are f*****.

Why? The public didn't appear to like NLOTH but that didn't stop them from attending the 360 Tour in record numbers.

U2 could release whatever they want and still do well with live concerts regardless.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 12:03:02 PM »
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"Backs to the wall " ?????

Do we really believe Edge sipping Chardonnay in Malibu or Bono sipping Bordeaux in the South of France or adam enjoying a wee toke in jamaica or Larry scowling away in a pub drinking guinness while waiting for his next acting gig really feel their backs are against the wall ?

I didn't say that. I'm saying the album has to be great or they are f*****.

Why? The public didn't appear to like NLOTH but that didn't stop them from attending the 360 Tour in record numbers.

U2 could release whatever they want and still do well with live concerts regardless.

Because it will signal the end of  the band, we all know it. A renaissance is needed, more than ever if this band is to continue.

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Re: Could U2's New Album Sell Less Then NLOTH ?
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2013, 12:03:06 PM »
Really ? They are the furthest thing from f***** even if the album is a complete dud.

People will still flock to see them if they choose to tour.

They have more money today and guaranteed future income from royalties than can ever hope to spend, no matter how much of California's coastline edge wants to flatten.