Music gone wrong: flops of 2015

“You used to play on my cell phone, late night till you went out of style.” 2015 was a year full of music, both the good, and the bad.

One of 2015’s most widely anticipated albums, Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” started out as number one on the iTunes charts, and dropped to 37 in less than a week. The album made about 116 thousand dollars, less than half off what her last album, “MDNA” made.

Music critics from Uncut said, “Rebel Heart almost gets the balance right, but at 19 tracks, most in the industrial party-pop style of cheeseball producers Diplo and Avicii, there’s simply too much going on.”

Featuring top artists such as Selena Gomez, there were high expectations for Zedd’s third album, True Colors. The album itself was a flop, starting at seventh and then dropping to 77 within a week. However, “I Want You to Know” (featuring Selena Gomez) stayed on the iTunes chart for over three months, rising and dropping, finally exiting at 95.

A critic for The Rolling Stone said, “Zedd’s colors are often hard to tell apart.”

Though many albums released don’t get their fair shine in the spotlight, some stood out as flops of 2015.