Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia (the imperial era)

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  1. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    2001 Fever
    2005 Robyn
    2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor
    2007 Blackout
    2009 The Fame Monster
    2013 Beyoncé
    2015 E-MO-TION
    2020 Future Nostalgia

    Yes it joins MY list of the Best Female Pop Albums of the Past 20 Years

     
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  2. octophone

    octophone The Electrocutioner

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    Music Week said that 83% of 5SOS's sales were on physicals, including 12000(!) cassettes. Look at the singles chart, they have no streaming power and that'll be what's needed for the album charts for the summer.

    We're already seeing a lot of this - loon fanbases purchasing big via bundles on websites in week one and then a total collapse. Morrissey debuted at No 3 last week and is out if the top 100 this week. 5SOS have historically had a little more chart staying power than, say, The Vamps but they won't sell another 12000 cassettes next week.
     
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  3. wurst

    wurst GONK QUEEN

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    5SOS mysteriously sold 12500 copies (mainly CASSETTES!) between Thursday and Friday leading to speculation online their label may have POPPED INTO A RECORD STORE OR TWO to secure the number one :zombie:

    That said, Dua was selling bundles of 3 cassettes through her website, alongside offering signed prints to any CD orders made through her site so she was hardly playing CLEAN herself :D
     
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  4. OutSynk

    OutSynk I love making money

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    One of these is not like the others.
     
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  5. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    And that's Beyonce and I totally understand but it's purely from my own point of view hence the emphasis on MY.
     
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  6. Devil

    Devil I Need A House

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    This is my issue. Dua dropped the album to £4.99 on iTunes and advertised this herself (buy it for a friend or some shit) alongside the signed prints and cassette bundles. She is hardly the victim. Would’ve been nice to see her at number one but in 2020 the charts are hardly viewed as important as they used to be.
     
  7. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    Hold on a minute, though, isn’t there a difference between heavy discounting and just, well, MAKING UP SALES :D
     
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  8. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    YES it's officially my first 10 of the album. It needs to be the summer single, it would smash. I haven't heard such a feel good pop song since "All the Lovers"

    I guess I'm ready for the summer!
    OOOOOhhOOOOOOOOOhhhhhh!
    :disco:
     
  9. Jark

    Jark no gem too sultry

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    I don't think Cool is a smash. Its Spotify plays are lagging a good way behind Levitate, Hallucinate and also now Pretty Please. All would do better as singles I reckon.
     
  10. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    The only real DUD for me is 'Good in Bed'.
     
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  11. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    12000 cassettes?! That’s a lot of plastic to the landfill.
     
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    After listening to it for a few times....have to say that this may be my album of the year...or maybe even of the decade....After not having any physical copies bought so far..started collecting it today. I have just bought a Japanese CD and the colorful cassettes (used f..... eBay, since she sold them out). COOL is definitely the finest moment of her! If only Kylie's new album was so good as this Dua Lipa's effort!
     
  13. Jark

    Jark no gem too sultry

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    Well, hun, it's one and the same.

    Thank god its a new decade so the gays can get away with such hyperbole!
     
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    During an Instagram live with Roman Kemp for Capital FM, Dua Lipa revealed there will be a deluxe version of "Future Nostalgia"
     
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  15. cwej

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    Is she likely to be Number 1 next week or not?
     
  16. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    Talking about a deluxe version the week after your album was out does STING a little

    But if she is going to deliver even more songs to save the world, then sign me up for the pre-order
     
  17. Jark

    Jark no gem too sultry

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    She's said there would be since BEFORE it came out!
     
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    FetchFugly closing in again

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    I'm quite fine about the re-release as long as it is a kitchen sink affair, two or three new songs won't do. The Live in LA Don't Start Now would be nice too.
     
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    wow :disco: and what a gobful of an acronym that is in second

    #01 Finland
    #01 Ireland
    #01 New Zealand
    #02 Australia
    #02 Belgium
    #02 Norway
    #02 UK
    #03 Italy
    #03 Netherlands
    #04 Germany
    #04 Sweden
    #04 US

    Queen is truly global! In fact the only European market where she missed top 5 so far is French-speaking Belgium, et baiser ces fils de putes.

    Here's how Break My Heart entered:

    #03 Ireland
    #06 UK
    #07 Australia
    #12 New Zealand
    #15 Finland
    #18 Switzerland
    #20 Norway
    #21 Italy
    #22 Netherlands
    #23 Sweden
    #26 Germany

    Hot 100 placement should be out tonight - expect top 30 or so. Physical should get a new peak too.
     
  20. BoysForSeles

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    Record stores have been closed.

    The seething Dua loons about it being unfair (elsewhere not here) are amusing me because they are completely overlooking Dua has her own bundle and cassette deals going on.
     
  21. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Yeah, she's been outplayed, simple as that.
     
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    I just recieved the CD. Not fucking signed. No returns section on her website either!
     
  23. octophone

    octophone The Electrocutioner

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    The CD itself doesn't come signed - they send you a signed photo which it says on the website "may arrive at a later date".
     
  24. octophone

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    I notice there's a fuss about 5SOS not being #1 in the US because some of their sales were excluded. Apparently some of their pre-orders were shipped a day early so they were deemed not to count.
     
  25. Jark

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    They did count, but to the previous week's sales, which obviously fucked their shot at #1 in the end. Good!
     
  26. Pipo

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    what a SCAM!
     
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    What a bunch of shite. It's in a cardboard box to boot. I can't hate her though.
     
  28. octophone

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    Oh, my CD came in a wee card envelope. There was Instagram footage of her signing about forty squillion cards.
     
  29. Jark

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    it was only a fiver guys! And CDs in plastic are irresponsible, enjoy the cardboard sleeve!
     
  30. BoysForSeles

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    I think you’ll find Neon Nights was released in that timeframe too.
     
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  31. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Album is midweek #1, outselling Lewis Capaldi at #2 by 2:1.

    5SoS down to #13.
     
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    GOOD!
     
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    her highest debut ever!
     
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  34. Suedey

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    Oops :shy:

    I also forgot Hands and Come and Get It!

    Ugh - anyway we digress....
     
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    So our QUARANTINE QUEEN is the first British female to have three songs in the top 10 since Ruby Murray in 1955.

    I wonder if Dua can become rhyming slang.
     
  36. octophone

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    Dunno - but we can certainly have "Doing a Dua" as knocking it right out of the fucking park.
     
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  37. POP!

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    Are you not a State of Mind fan?
     
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  38. wurst

    wurst GONK QUEEN

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    That’s AMAZING for Dua...BUT didn’t it have a first week radio deal in the States :D PAYLOA RETURNS :disco:

    That BMH is already a bigger hit in the States than One Kiss is quite mad
     
  39. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    She seems adorable in this.

     
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  40. Jark

    Jark no gem too sultry

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    that was borderline genius

    WHY hasn't she done of these for Physical yet - still not performed on TV anywhere!
     

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