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Interesting that HMLAH has been added to A-list on radio 2, doesn't even seem like there's been any proper singles releases from this album except IB. They all just came out super close to one another, no promotion on TV or radio, no physical releases. Just very different nowadays how it's all done. Hope the single manages to push album sales, as we know the Manics will never ever get a 'single' in the top 100 sadly now
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Looks like the days of CD singles and b-sides are gone then, sadly.
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Looks like the days of CD singles and b-sides are gone then, sadly.
Nah, they’re the future. Those millennial hipster fucks are only just starting on the cassette comeback. Patience.
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Aye, I think this week is the last we'll sadly see the album in the top 100 now 6 weeks in the top 100, about right as with the last two albums, but such a shame more people don't buy the Manics stuff anymore for them to hang around in the charts for a while longer, when you say stuff in there that's been around for literally YEARS without leaving!
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That warm digits remix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7thpXUKefos

It's fantastic as well, i wasn't expecting that.
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Interesting that HMLAH has been added to A-list on radio 2, doesn't even seem like there's been any proper singles releases from this album except IB. They all just came out super close to one another, no promotion on TV or radio, no physical releases. Just very different nowadays how it's all done. Hope the single manages to push album sales, as we know the Manics will never ever get a 'single' in the top 100 sadly now
Whatever happened to Work Experience Kid eh?!

I think the guys have made a good fist of this record promo in fairness. RTF/Futurology were both released in a very 1999 kinda way. The usual singles and videos etc. Whoever is behind the current campaign has got it pretty much spot on for the modern way of releasing stuff.

Personally, I think once an album is out you should do a different mix of a song to release it as a single, ala HMLAH, or just an alternative mix of the original. When a "single" consists of a track on its own, there's little point releasing the standard album mix once the album is out. People can just go and find it as they fancy it.

But yeah, it seems like there are two emerging ways of doing it now - you could drip feed songs in the run up to the record, which quite a lot of bands do. You can either drip the entire album, or just 1 track swiftly followed by the record proper. The one that seems to get more traction is the secret album. You get a lot of coverage and impact with that ("Band XXX Just dropped an album and it's SIIIIICK"), because of the BAM! effect of releasing an album completely out of the blue. Arguably you'd get more impact that way. Maybe they should do a gig for the next album and the only way you can hear it (first) is to be at the gig. Then the album is released instantly after that. Or something....
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