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Much-hyped albums that were commercial disasters

Yardbarker Logo By Evan Sawdey of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 36: What makes an album flop? Any number of reasons, as time has taught us. Some records just aren't marketed very well. Sometimes artists fall out of public favor and are considered toxic. Some albums might have been a little too ahead of their time. Yet more often than not, some albums simply aren't good. One-time multi-platinum "sure bets" who are no longer tripping atop the pop culture zeitgeist. Heck, some people even consider some of these records good or even "misremembered classics," but no matter how you draw it, these are undoubtedly the biggest flop albums of all time.

Much-hyped albums that were commercial disasters

What makes an album flop? Any number of reasons, as time has taught us. Some records just aren't marketed very well. Sometimes artists fall out of public favor and are considered toxic. Some albums might have been a little too ahead of their time. Yet more often than not, some albums simply aren't good. One-time multi-platinum "sure bets" who are no longer tripping atop the pop culture zeitgeist. Heck, some people even consider some of these records good or even "misremembered classics," but no matter how you draw it, these are undoubtedly the biggest flop albums of all time.

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