"Paul Hyett" invalid83261.co.uk> wrote in message
> In uk.music.charts on Mon, 30 Apr 2007, Chris Brown
> yahoo.com> wrote :
>>> 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.
> That's fine, as long as they don't then bitch about their career going
> down the pan...
No, I don't think the man who made albums like Tilt is going around
wondering why he hasn't had a Top 5 single lately.
>>>>No - I meant that Siobhan had, at a time when she was as successful as
>>> 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
>>without her. It's possible that they may have regretted that decision
> It's also possible that the move to a new record company gave them the
> resources to succeed that they lacked before.
That might be part of it, although obviously their success made them a
bigger priority for the record company.
> Personally, I've never understood the appeal of 'Freak Like Me' though.
It's the record that got them the deal, though.
Mind you, I could never understand why *they* got awards for it.
> 'Round Round' was the first of their singles I really liked.
And funnily enough it's roughly the point I lost patience with them.