That doesn't explain its underperformance worldwide though (apart from France where it smashed).grooveboy wrote:Both "American Life" and "Hollywood" were too much criticism for Americans to handle, especially in 2003.
Preach gurl!!! Rihanna could neva. ..BlueScorpion wrote:'American Life' is an attack to the American standards and ways of life. 'Hollywood' was is an open rebellion against radios. She knew very well what she was getting into and still decided to release this as singles. Queen of 'idgaf'
I never felt that underperforamnce, all 3 videos were on heavy rotation whole year. People still know and remember American Life and Hollywood here. I only found out that AL 'flopped' when i read it online years later...MusicLover88 wrote:That doesn't explain its underperformance worldwide though (apart from France where it smashed).grooveboy wrote:Both "American Life" and "Hollywood" were too much criticism for Americans to handle, especially in 2003.
Its ok. I even remember Madonna herself saying on interviews that it was her favorite record, how proud she was of it and that it was the one she enjoyed the most playing out of all of her albums.BlueScorpion wrote:The lead single is very misleading of the true content of this album as it's probably the weakest song in there.
To me this is FAR superior to "Ray of Light". Yes, there I've said, it's my opinion.
She said it several times, and it wasn't only on release week, the album had been on sale already because by the time she made the comments she was even aware that it was the lowest selling album of her career (at that time). She always defended this album. She really believed in this album until the end.BlueScorpion wrote:^^ When did she say that?? Because I will discard those allegations if they were made during the American Life release week.
She might like it enough to bother doing a video and releasing it as single. Definitively NEEDS to be performed.Yoshie wrote:I hope that she will perform Love Profusion one day. It's the only song from the album that she hasn't performed live.
The AL video should only have been cancelled in the US imo. The UK wouldn’t have cared and the truth is it’s a bloody brilliant music video.MrLeonix wrote:I hated that the original "American Life" music video was shelved, the one we got on its place was really lame and I wish she had recorded a music video for "Nothing fails" too.
I still liked it that despite her "flopping" she still found a way to be out there and visible for everyone around the time between 2002-2004 ("Die another day", "American life", "Hollywood", "Love profusion", "Me against the music", plus iconic VMAs performance, great tour, lots of interviews and good remixes).
Its like the album didn't get the same success of her predecessors yet she was still everywhere.