"Paul Hyett" invalid83261.co.uk> wrote in message
> In uk.music.charts on Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Chris Brown
> yahoo.com> wrote :
>>> For me, most of the time I only have to hear a song once, to know
>>> I'll end up buying it or not.
>>That may indeed be the case for you - but it obviously doesn't apply to
>>everybody, otherwise hardly anything would last more than one week in the
> Not necessarily - that assume everyone hears it for the first time all at
> once... :)
Touche. You do see what I mean though.
>>> To me, it always just sounds like an excuse to shift the blame away from
>>> the artist who produces unpopular work, onto the fans who disagree with
>>> the artist's vision & refuse to buy it.
>>Well, I'm not convinced "blame" is entirely the right word here
> What word would you use, then?
I'm not sure I would, in general. There are plenty of cases where a
particular act has made a conscious decision to move in a direction that
won't be very commercial. Scott Walker is an extreme example of this.
>>>>As of now, that makes sense. But her first attempt at a solo career
>>>>'Freak Like Me'
>>> I didn't realise Mutya had tried before. No sign of it in Guinness, so
>>> couldn't have been too successful...
>>No - I meant that Siobhan had, at a time when she was as successful as any
> I think there's an 'un-' missing from there, somewhere... :)
Well, you could see it that way I suppose. But the yardstick for what
constitutes success in Sugababe-world has changed since that time. And
certainly at the time, the record company considered Siobhan an important
enough part of the band that they didn't think it was worth keeping them on
without her. It's possible that they may have regretted that decision