Disappointing Albums From 2015

The following list is basically a list of albums I was looking forward to being released in 2015 that ended up being fairly disappointing. Because all the albums on this list were disappointing, they are in no particular order.

  •             Shinedown “Threat To Survival”
  •             Papa Roach “F.E.A.R.”
  •             Bon Jovi “What About Now”
  •             Trixter “Human Era” (Yes…Trixter)
  •             Ugly Kid Joe “Uglier Than They Used To Be” (YES…UGLY KID JOE)
  •             Bullet For My Valentine “Venom”
  •             Pop Evil “Up”
  •             Atreyu “Long Live”
  •             Sevendust “Kill The Flaw”
  •             Butch Walker “Afraid Of Ghosts”

Why were these albums disappointing?

My expectations may have been a little too high (that was the cast for Sevendust, Butch Walker and Atreyu) but the main reason for pretty much all of the albums was that they were “safe”. No pushing of the envelop or taking their game to a new level. Just the same old same old. Sure when you’re Bon Jovi it’s hard to deviate from the formula, but in the cases of Pop Evil, Shinedown and even Bullet For My Valentine the album felt very safe, like they didn’t want to risk even putting out an album on the same level as their previous one. “Lets just put out mediocre albums this year, play it safe and not take any risks”…too many bands are doing that now a days…you know who you are…

As a side note…some of these albums covers were just as disappointing. Pop Evil…what were you thinking? Sure the glitter effect on your logo does reflect the music on the album, but really…



About thef3k

Danny Fournier is a marketing expert with over 15 years working within the music industry, including 5 years with a major label. With university degrees in both Marketing and Sociology, Danny brings a unique perspective to marketing with a strong understanding of the needs of the end user and how to engage them. Along with his music and business background, Danny has worked as a corporate trainer, facilitating and write courses for corporate audiences. Danny has been commended for his facilitation skills and understanding of adult learning.
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