Don’t Believe the Hype: Highly Anticipated Albums That Didn’t Deliver

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Anticipation can be a double-edged sword. While a hyped up album or long-awaited release builds interest, it also raises expectations. In some cases, it yields the kind of album that impacts in very special way. Take Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City for example. Kendrick had the world expecting him to do something great, and he delivered.

But when the anticipation builds and the artist fails to deliver, it can be a career-killing affair. Being disappointed by an album you've been waiting on for years feels like a personal investment gone wrong, like you've somehow wasted all this energy hoping, waiting, and imagining. Womp.

Here are some cases of highly anticipated albums that didn't live up to the hype.

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