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Old 08-19-2011, 04:17 PM   #13601
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Their last five albums have debuted in the U.S. Billboard top 3. They've sold more than 30 million albums lifetime and they sell out huge venues wherever they tour.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #13602
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Radiohead suck. Never seen Arrested Development but I'll say it sucks too, American comedies just aren't funny.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:21 PM   #13603
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Their last five albums have debuted in the U.S. Billboard top 3. They've sold more than 30 million albums lifetime and they sell out huge venues wherever they tour.
Guess who else has sold more than 30 million albums lifetime?

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:22 PM   #13604
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Their last five albums have debuted in the U.S. Billboard top 3. They've sold more than 30 million albums lifetime and they sell out huge venues wherever they tour.
I don't know if there is any band in the world that would get top billing at a festival over them in the last 5-6 years. Maybe U2?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #13605
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Radiohead is our generation's The Beatles.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #13606
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Here are some actually popular artists

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:28 PM   #13607
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abba!!!!

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:28 PM   #13608
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see that girl
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diggin the dancing queen!
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:38 PM   #13609
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Using record sales as a metric for popularity in the last decade show you really don't pay much attention to the industry. You realize Beyonce is the most popular artist in their "prime" according to your sortbyrecordsales popularity theory?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:40 PM   #13610
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Beyonce being the most popular seems completely reasonable. You're a RH fanboy i get it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:43 PM   #13611
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Using record sales as a metric for popularity in the last decade show you really don't pay much attention to the industry. You realize Beyonce is the most popular artist in their "prime" according to your sortbyrecordsales popularity theory?
Are you implying Beyonce isn't massively more popular than Radiohead?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:44 PM   #13612
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I've seen this list a bunch of times, and what I'd like to know...
How the **** is ABBA 4th? Never makes ANY sense. Like, Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, yeah those are no brainers. But ABBA????
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:45 PM   #13613
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lol i was fairly shocked at abba too, but i think the loleuros that love soc.cer love abba too.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:46 PM   #13614
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I've seen this list a bunch of times, and what I'd like to know...
How the **** is ABBA 4th? Never makes ANY sense. Like, Beatles, Elvis, Michael Jackson, yeah those are no brainers. But ABBA????
LolEuros I believe is the answer

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Old 08-19-2011, 04:48 PM   #13615
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Are you implying Beyonce isn't massively more popular than Radiohead?
She is one of the best and biggest mainstream artists currently. Is anyone arguing Radiohead are, or have ever been a huge mainstream act in the same way?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:49 PM   #13616
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Even w/ LolEuroes, it's ABBA. I mean, fine, whatever, but 4th on that list is amazingly prestigious. She's ahead of Madonna, Elton John, Mariah Carey,... I mean, if you polled 100 people that weren't affiliated with this sort of thing, how many would actually think ABBA has sold more records?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #13617
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She is one of the best and biggest mainstream artists currently. Is anyone arguing Radiohead are, or have ever been a huge mainstream act in the same way?
isn't being mainstream pretty much a requirement for being extremely popular?
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:51 PM   #13618
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She is one of the best and biggest mainstream artists currently. Is anyone arguing Radiohead are, or have ever been a huge mainstream act in the same way?
Unless there's some strange alternate definition of "popular" that I don't know about, my response is as follows:

wat.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:52 PM   #13619
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Even w/ LolEuroes, it's ABBA. I mean, fine, whatever, but 4th on that list is amazingly prestigious. She's ahead of Madonna, Elton John, Mariah Carey,... I mean, if you polled 100 people that weren't affiliated with this sort of thing, how many would actually think ABBA has sold more records?
Depends how many of the 100 people were Lol Euros.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:54 PM   #13620
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She's been pretty popular too, and had a surprisingly sustained career for what's supposed to be teen throwaway pop... so I'm not sure what your point is.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #13621
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We can say they've transcended the alternative label they used to have, but they aren't a "pop" act or mainstream in the same way that an artist like Beyonce, Rihanna or others are. Even if they would be billed above them at festivals and whatnot, they're very different acts and it's hard to compare "pop" acts like Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce and such to Radiohead, Muse, Coldplay in terms of popularity.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:57 PM   #13622
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We can say they've transcended the alternative label they used to have, but they aren't a "pop" act or mainstream in the same way that an artist like Beyonce, Rihanna or others are. Even if they would be billed above them at festivals and whatnot, they're very different acts and it's hard to compare "pop" acts like Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce and such to Radiohead, Muse, Coldplay in terms of popularity.
no, it's actually really really simple, pop acts are more popular by almost any definition of the word.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:58 PM   #13623
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Using record sales as a metric for popularity in the last decade show you really don't pay much attention to the industry. You realize Beyonce is the most popular artist in their "prime" according to your sortbyrecordsales popularity theory?
You have a valid point given the nature of the music industry nowadays (and how many people would rather download and spend their money on live shows), although in this case Beyonce is really popular
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You see the problem here is that you've listed some bands that have had 30-40 years, if not more, to accumulate those record sales
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:59 PM   #13624
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All I said was Radiohead is more popular than the television series Arrested Development, and people are trying to figure out ways to prove they're not the most popular musical act in the world.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:03 PM   #13625
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it's hard to compare "pop" acts like Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce and such to Radiohead, Muse, Coldplay in terms of popularity.
Popularity can be pretty directly related to how many people like you. What does genre have to do with that?. Beyonce and Briteny dwarf Radiohead in terms of number of fans, so they're a lot more popular. The top-billing at a festival argument is dumb since festivals are a pretty tiny portion of actual popularity among the 300 or so million people in this country.

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All I said was Radiohead is more popular than the television series Arrested Development, and people are trying to figure out ways to prove they're not the most popular musical act in the world.
This is fair. I don't like comparing them at all either, and it's not just because I think AD was the GOAT and you'd have to pay me to sit through a Radiohead album.
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