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Old 08-19-2011, 05:03 PM   #13626
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It was no slight against Beyonce, I thought her last album was pretty enjoyable. I just found it strange looking at that list, then seeing which artists were still touring/releasing music, then taking out some like Metallica which are just doing so on the back of their fame 20 years ago. Doing so found that Beyonce has sold more records then I imagined and is possibly the most popular current artist by this. Nothing against her, just surprised me that Beyonce/Rihanna had sold so much.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:09 PM   #13627
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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.
I wasn't just talking about the US. Around the world, many US "pop" acts are less popular as other countries have their own versions of these acts, made by their own labels. The Coldplay/Radiohead example is that they can sell out a stadium/headline a festival in London, LA, Tokyo or anywhere else in the world. This is very hard for even the biggest American pop stars. U2 just concluded what I think was the biggest tour in history, but they seem more of a musical machine then a relevant artist today.

And that AD is awesome and you should at least watch it before hating on "american comedies."
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:18 PM   #13628
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ABBA has sold more than 300 million records. Got to be ****ing kidding me.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #13629
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Radiohead is our generation's The Beatles.
This isn't true. The Beatles don't suck quite as bad as Radiohead.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:20 PM   #13630
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maybe he meant radiohead is this generations beatles for people that used to listen to the beatles when they were young
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #13631
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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.
She's not very talented, and she's managed to sell 30m+ records. AD was a damn good show that didn't last very long because it wasn't popular.

Radiohead, to me, is fairly mediocre overall. Not bad. Not great. It's something I'll listen to if it's on, but I wouldn't put their CD on repeat.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:23 PM   #13632
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Radiohead is our generation's The Beatles.
rofl **** no.

Backstreet boys, nsync, hell even justin bieber would fall into this category ahead of radiohead.

More people in our generation could probably name 2 beatles than name one member of radiohead.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:24 PM   #13633
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He said the AD/Radiohead comparison didn't work because Radiohead was fairly popular while AD wasn't.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:35 PM   #13634
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She's not very talented, and she's managed to sell 30m+ records. AD was a damn good show that didn't last very long because it wasn't popular.

Radiohead, to me, is fairly mediocre overall. Not bad. Not great. It's something I'll listen to if it's on, but I wouldn't put their CD on repeat.
I still don't understand what your point is.
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He said the AD/Radiohead comparison didn't work because Radiohead was fairly popular while AD wasn't.
And also because Radiohead has had a career spanning nearly twenty years and eight albums while AD lasted two and a half seasons.

But yeah, I'm glad someone finally understood what I thought was a fairly simple point.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:38 PM   #13635
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Well, the 'rude' implied to me that you meant something different, if that's not the case then cool.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:42 PM   #13636
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Yeah- it wasn't instantly clear from nath's posts that he was just talking popularity and not relative levels of quality imo.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:44 PM   #13637
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Oh, I see. Well, they're two separate points. Yeah, my point there is that Radiohead is a talented band with quality output such that AD shouldn't be insulted by the comparison. I pointed out their popularity to show that "Radiohead is the AD of music" or vice versa is a poor analogy, not as a matter of proving their quality.

If you think one or the other is mediocre, I really don't know what to tell you, but that's your thing.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #13638
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Hey guys,

My radiohead/arrested development analogy was just a joke.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:00 PM   #13639
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Who doesn't love ABBA?
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:34 PM   #13640
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:01 PM   #13641
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I think I'd prefer ABBAblog to Radioheadblog.


nath, to be fair I understand your point. I don't/didn't have a major beef with what you were saying...that AoFrantic guy was just off his rocker and that is what really got me going.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:09 PM   #13642
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:01 PM   #13643
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My radiohead/arrested development analogy was just a joke.
i thought it was clever and loled
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:06 PM   #13644
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My radiohead/arrested development analogy was just a joke.
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i thought it was clever and loled
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:10 PM   #13645
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I think I'd prefer ABBAblog to Radioheadblog.


nath, to be fair I understand your point. I don't/didn't have a major beef with what you were saying...that AoFrantic guy was just off his rocker and that is what really got me going.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:12 PM   #13646
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:30 PM   #13647
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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, 09:46 PM   #13648
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rofl **** no.

Backstreet boys, nsync, hell even justin bieber would fall into this category ahead of radiohead.

More people in our generation could probably name 2 beatles than name one member of radiohead.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:01 PM   #13649
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:38 PM   #13650
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its just stupid and contagious
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