stevyy wrote:i have actually no hope anymore, that the album would sell decently.. but i believe it will be amazing regardless.
I actually believe she'll constantly drop from album to album until she has a hit single to keep off the falling trend (much like her RNB colleague Mary J Blige with Be Without You).
For the moment I believe in a debut with 40-50k (Flavors debuted with 70k) and a total of around 150k (Flavors had ~ 230k), unlike something unexpected happens of course...
I believe a more organic and raw (maybe rockier) sound could raise her sales. This electronic thing has been destroying her career since URS, to be honest (in my opinion, of course
Many people are saying "Guardian" is better than anything on FOE or SCC because it's "rockier" (or should I say Jaggedlittlepillier?) than Underneath, for example.
I don't agree completely with that; first, because I think Guardian has nothing to do with Jagged Little Pill nor SFIJ, it's more like a mix between URS and SCC eras (it's a very pop song and lacks the post-grunge rock element that characterized her first two albums). Second, because I think the problem with FOE were the singles. Maybe Alanis should release more alternative songs as singles instead of radio friendly songs (since she's not getting any airplay anyway
), like "Versions Of Violence", "Torch" and "Tapes", for example.
"Underneath" and "Guardian" are good songs, but they're too "safe" to make any great effect even between fans. Her second US single for SFIJ, "Unsent", is a very alternative song with no bridge nor chorus, it flopped very hard in the US, but together with an original music video, after all these years it's seen as a masterpiece between fans.