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Hopeless Records Founder Picks the Label’s Ten Best Releases

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Louis Posen, the founder of Hopeless Records, sat down with Noisey to rank the label’s albums:


    Actually, the label’s bestselling record is the one before that, the Avenged Sevenfold record, which is almost platinum now in the US. It’s gold in many countries. And the next two after that are other All Time Low Records—Nothing Personal and So Wrong, It’s Right are both gold in the US. So Wrong, It’s Right has “Dear Maria” and that’s our bestselling song and is platinum in the US. The reason I picked Future Hearts is that it’s our only record to debut at number one in the US and UK.

     
  2. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    Damn. He mentions Neck Deep is their biggest active artist. Very interesting.
     
  3. Carrow

    Japanese Bonus Track

    Neck Deep is their biggest active band? fucking yikes
     
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  4. .K.

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    These Noisey things are always interesting.
     
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  5. artbynickferran

    Work Hard. Be Nice.

    I'd say it's more "most important" than "best" releases, but a super interesting read nonetheless.
     
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  6. theasteriskera

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    Neck Deep is incredibly popular though?
     
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  7. btr

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    ND being their biggest band at the moment shouldn’t be a surprise lol. Look at their roster, hard to find anyone as popular as they are currently.
     
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  8. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Exactly. Every song from the album he references has between 3.6 and 21 million Spotify streams, and the previous album has even more. Not that Spotify streams is a great KPI, but they're being listened to on a whole other scale from most in their music world.
     
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  9. AP_Punk

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    Nice shout out to Lookout Records. Against All Authority needs more love though.
     
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  10. rushlinburg

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    Sum 41 and Tacking Back Sunday are on Hopeless though. I thought they were much bigger than Neck Deep. I suppose this is just a testament to me not really following the scene anymore.
     
  11. Colin Your Enthusiasm

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    From the label who brought you Sylar!
     
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  12. theasteriskera

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    I think it's a pretty good reference. The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, State Champs, Real Friends new albums didn't get anywhere close to the most recent Neck Deep album on Billboard or Spotify streams. The week The Peace & The Panic debuted it was #4 in the Billboard 200, behind Brand New, Kodak Black, & Kendrick Lamar. And above Kesha, Ed Sheeran, Khalid, DJ Kahled, etc
     
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  13. DrownTheWorkforce

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    I wish Neck Deep wasn't so big. They're really not that good of a band at all. Bargain bin, cookie-cutter generic pop punk that should have been left behind a decade ago.
     
  14. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    They're huge. A ton of girls at my college are borderline cult-is about them.
     
  15. josh-

    Twitter: @joshcaraballin

    Pop punk for people who have never heard pop punk
     
  16. DesolateEarth

    Birb

    I think the yikes was more about their very questionable past with allegations.
     
  17. theasteriskera

    Regular Supporter

    I didn't take that into consideration, thanks for the reminder
     
  18. personalmaps

    citrus & cinnamon Supporter

    Wild that looking through their roster, they only appear to have 2 bands with any women in them.
     
  19. thegreatbenbino

    Be excellent to each other!

    They have more bands with members who have been accused of sexual assault than bands with women in them. Interestingggggggggg.
     
  20. josh-

    Twitter: @joshcaraballin

    That all time low album fucking sucks
     
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  21. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I don't say this to defend them, but rather to highlight the scale of the issue, but I think you'd likely find that true of a lot of labels.
     
  22. ELIARSISY

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    I'd say it's more "most important" than "best" releases, but a super interesting read nonetheless.
     
  23. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    Oh I completely agree, I never read the article thinking otherwise. I only meant to quantify the scale of popularity of Neck Deep - and given their popularity, and the significance to Hopeless, I understand why he included them on the list.
     
  24. Jared Luttrell

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    Weird.