Friday, May 30, 2008

Modern Rock chart article

From Billboard:

BACK WITH 'ONE': The Cure began its chart run on Modern Rock Tracks in April 1989 with "Fascination Street" and charted consistently until 1997, amassing 13 chart entries during those years. The group didn't chart again until 2000, with the No. 10 hit "Maybe Someday."
Then there was a four-year gap, as the band returned to the Modern tally with "The End of the World," which peaked at No. 19 in 2004.
Now, almost another four years has gone by, and the Cure is back. "The Only One" (Suretone/Geffen) is a new entry at No. 35.

Note: That was last week. Up to #32 this week.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm impressed. I just assumed The Cure hadn't hit the Top 40 since the early '90s.

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  2. Muld - This is for the Modern Rock Tracks chart, not the Top 40 or Hot 100.

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  3. Oh, well that's still pretty good. I mean how many Top 40 songs are not modern. Or is there a completely different standard?

    These charts are so confusing! :)

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  4. The Modern Rock Tracks chart is basically just a chart that tracks airplay on alternative and college radio stations. Has nothing to do with singles sales (physical or digital) and nothing to do with any radio stations aside from the aforementioned formats.

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  5. I think EOTW should have been number 1.

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  6. EOTW sucked. ergo, it wasn't.

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  7. EOTW is the cat's tits! The Only One sucks monkeybutts!

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  8. Thanks, iceblink luck. Then they should call it the alternative and college radio charts; Modern rock seems an obvious misnomer.

    I much prefer The Only One to End of the World, though. I do think the live version might sound better in that it's a bit heavier, but that might have more to do with my not liking the single mix as much.

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  9. for me, EOTW was much more fresh and heartfelt and rockin'. the only one is just a lame retread of past styles. EOTW was more forward-looking as far as the cure sound, and i think that's why people didn't like it. sure, it has a generic guitar line, but the moog solo is awesome, and the lyrics and singing are top notch.

    i like when the cure updates their sound more. sure, i like UTS which harkens a bit to the past, but it's like a modernized signature cure sound, with lots of dense, swirling guitars - which in the past would have been snyths.

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  10. i'm not suppoerting the single's, apart from waste of space on the discs, it's all stupid. The last album supposed to be a double as well i remember and now again not.... What's the problem with bringing out a double or just 2 albums at once like amplifier will do later this year. Now we will get a hotschpostch album in line with the last two ones, nothing special, and the single's are just a waste of space , why waste € 16,- euro's for 4 tracks that will end up on a new b-sides album in the future anyway. if they were EP's each with a different taste like a doom and a poppy one it would be worth it. Thaey have enough songs don't they ? Now we get a middeclass album and 5 next years wait ....

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  11. barrel, stop whining, please. Have you bothered to listen to any of the new tracks?

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  12. Yeah barrel don't be such a little weaney, I'm really pleased with all the music I've heard so far and that's what counts. I don't care how I gets it as long as I gets it!

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  13. I care that it gets released in a proper format, though. Certain songs NEED to be A-sides. So in that way I don't disagree with barrel. I agree he could be slightly less whiny - but then, maybe I am too? Dunno.

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  14. I haven't read barrel88's other posts, but I think he's entitled to be as upset as many of us about so many things. It's understandable.

    I agree that singles are kind of annoying in that you inevitably need to burn them onto a disc to enjoy them because rarely does one just listen to one song.

    However, I really believe Robert about the darker album late this year (probably early next year) and am quite excited about it. I'm glad the last album wasn't a double. Maybe Robert had reservations about Ross Robinson's crappy production. I'm glad "The Boy I Never Knew" has been rerecorded with surely nicer vocals. Otherwise, this newer version would only be heard live and not put to CD because it would have already come out in 2004. The more songs that are rerecorded from those sessions (if they were any good), the better.

    I heard a bit of NY Trip and it seemed a bit dull. Might change my mind when I get it from amazon.ca, though.

    Keep up the protest, barrel!

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  15. I really don´t understand this whole "crappy production" thing that seems to be thrown at the self-titled album...
    Maybe the vocals are a bit high in the mix, but I think that´s all. But that was also a "problem" with the "Trilogy DVD" so it´s not that Ross Robinson came and out of his own head started doing everything wrong.

    Also, everyone must surely have noticed that The Cure try a different production approach with every album. That´s ONE thing that they have carried from the 80's. And the habit of opening their albums with one of the best songs, of course.

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