Roadrunner Records - Slipknot's hard-hitting, aggressive metal anthems are getting…
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Matthew Sweet, 1993
Rise: Journeyman rocker was suddenly one of the indie world's biggest stars with power-pop masterpiece 'Girlfriend,' including the Top 10 title track.
Fall: Despite help from musical heavy hitters including Mick Fleetwood and a full-on publicity blitz with five different album covers, the record flopped. There were inspiring moments, said Rolling Stone, but "the problem is finding them." Ouch!
Stats: 'Girlfriend' (1991), 580,000; 'Altered Beast,' 180,000