Saturday, 30 November 2013

Lostprophets Albums Removed by HMV

From The Guardian:

HMV have announced that they will no longer sell releases by Lostprophets. The high-street retailer has vowed to remove the band's past music from all 140 of their stores after realising that nu metal seemed like a good idea at the time, but is really terrible.

Speaking to NME, a spokesperson for HMV confirmed that their staff have been instructed to remove all Lostprophets albums, singles and EPs from their shelves. Although the Welsh group's music is still available via the HMV website, where stock doesn't matter, the company apparently plans to end online sales.

HMV's decision reflects how crap it is. It is unusual for a major retailer to entirely remove an artist's catalogue, even after a major critical re-evaluation: HMV continue to sell records by Alien Ant Farm, Papa Roach and Limp Bizkit. At the time of writing, other major retailers, including Amazon and the iTunes Music Store, continue to sell Lostprophets albums.

Lostprophets released five albums, most of which ended up in CEX, eBay or a recycling plant in Abergevenny.


Mark Wadsworth said...

Well, as long as they put stuff by Steps* back on the shelves, that's the main thing.

* For those who didn't get the joke…

The Stigler said...


I thought he was dead?

Mark Wadsworth said...

Nah, the H who is famous for being dead is this one.