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Old 07-16-2008, 04:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Em, no, I wanna be your limousine is. :|

Also, I don't think they're major label material. They certainly won't have the impact of the Arctic Monkeys who didn't sign with a major label but were insanely successful just the same.
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Old 07-17-2008, 03:05 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Em, no, I wanna be your limousine is. :|

Also, I don't think they're major label material. They certainly won't have the impact of the Arctic Monkeys who didn't sign with a major label but were insanely successful just the same.
I don't think bringing up Arctic Monkeys is appropriate here because they're in all respects a pretty freak occurrence. The real question is, what *is* major label material?

Far as I'm concerned, if you are popular enough to get a song or an album in the top 10 then you are certainly popular enough to be a highly profitable commodity to a major label. Of course, Arctic Monkeys are without doubt major label material (as are Franz). They could make a lot more money if they sold out.

Also on the topic of major labels, what you find is that there are all sorts of minor acts sitting on these labels that have had pretty much no mainstream success at all. One that springs to mind is "Thirteen Senses" (Mercury, Universal), another senseless Coldplay ripoff. If the labels smell success for a given band on the basis that they seem to fit in nicely within a particular scene and are better than most of the minor competition trying to do the same thing, they'll sign them up. What is interesting, in the case of 13 Senses, is that their lack of success highlights how having major label marketing force behind you does not guarantee surefire success. If the scene is saturated with a particular type of sound (e.g. the I-Wanna-Be-Coldplay ripoff brigade) then chances are the public won't be particularly interested in some newcomer doing the same old thing. So the majors often gamble and get it wrong.

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Old 07-20-2008, 07:28 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Ok, this album will occupy a permanent spot at the bottom of my best of year list. It is too good to not make the list at all or to be deleted. It is, however, not good enough to come anywhere above bottom place, and here is why: the album contains at least 3 (and possibly 4) tracks of blatant filler. This tells me the album was rushed through and that they did not have the time to write the bloody songs. Pity, this could have been one of the finest pop debuts of the decade. Instead it is consigned to the pile of the half-assed coulda-shoulda-woulda-beens.
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Right. Well, the band is now officially doomed among the hipster crowd. Game set and match. Can't say I really disagree that much.

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this band is utter garbage and the singer is the whiniest bastard I've ever heard
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Right. Well, the band is now officially doomed among the hipster crowd. Game set and match. Can't say I really disagree that much.

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Pitchfork's reviews are so 'hilarious'.

Everytime i here a retard go 'that Jet review was sooo funny hur hur' my soul dies a little.
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Pitchfork's reviews are so 'hilarious'.

Everytime i here a retard go 'that Jet review was sooo funny hur hur' my soul dies a little.
I think this one in particular happens to be quite funny, given the general irony. And the picture is priceless.
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I do like Pugs, so it's not all bad...
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oh reggie young blood...when will you learn to stop trying to be robert smith and find your own voice?
he does do a rather good impression though
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I got a free song from iTunes being the cheap person I am...'I am not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance' ...it is AWFUL. Generic, whiny voice and it sounds like a bad Killers song (and the Killers aren't great either). Yuck.
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