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either commercially or within their field
red yellow and blue - born ruffians
glory hope mountain - the acorn
Hardly an obscurity, but I was surprised that it was never a smash hit of the order of, say, Kylie (or at least it wasn't around my parts), but it's also not really rated by Goldfrapp fans.
nobody seems to be talking about it post release hype
Still selling pretty well. If you're talking about DiS popularity, then yeah it went a little under-represented, but you know, its DiS, not so many rap fans on here.
Album has grown on me considerably though. I was way lukewarm on it to start, but its pretty fly.
in car through the surrey hills this morning
was huge in usa no, uk prefers tinchy stryder at the moment
Phoenix. Wolfgang I was sure would break them big
The Drums S/T
Japandroids - Post Nothing
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight organ Fight should have outsold the Thriller
Gob - joe goddard co-produced album
not sure about drums though. they had plenty of popular indie outlets rimming them for a pretty long time
Maybe not like U2 big or anything, but they were playing big venues and had soooooo many songs on ads/commercials, over here at least.
This whole idea of popularity is all relative though.
it was a very successful album
Not so much the album, although it probably could have been huge if it had caught on, but there's a little patch on the album where I always think to myself that any one of these songs could have charted really well as a single if it got the right attention. I think it starts with "Faster" up to "Cold War". There might be a ballady one in there, which would have required two other singles to chart first.
so massively marketable, managed to trend on twitter off the back of a 25 minute, red-button only video of her set at glasto.
after watching that glasto set, had been on the fence before
it just isnt as good as her live set though
though it did pick up a bit after her Glasto performance, didn't it break it into the top 10 after that>
I thought people loved shoegaze again?
Black City - Matthew Dear
despite the warm to glowing critical reception it got.
...but in particular, Matthew Dear - good looking, charismatic guy who occupies musical territory between Bowie and NIN complete with catchy songs. Why isn't he massive?
Love the album before though. Maybe I need to give it another chance.
(in alt circles)
strange that it came out around the same time as the fleet foxes and bon iver debuts, has a similar accessible, poppy folk vibe to it yet barely got picked up on. plus it wanks all over fleet foxes
i always thought elle milano should have/were going to be a lot bigger than they actually are/were.
i'm a bit surprised/disappointed that the nme one was the only list i remember to feature learning by perfume genius in their end of year festivities.
Wake Up Boo probably ruined their indie cred, but this was raved about at the time as a sprawling shoegazey masterpiece.
...the one before, 'everythings alright forever' defo was though.
I think it was NME record of 1993, some cracking stuff on there. People seem to remember shit like Suede from around that time for some reason instead.
They have added a couple of EPs (one of them was definitely from their Everything's Alright era if I remember) and B-sides. Including far too many remixes of Lazarus.
Think Bjork may have pipped the Boos to the NME top spot.
is fucking annoying and lazy tho - bit like Sunderland and their 'Stadium of Light'.
I know she's big, but when I heard that record I thought she'd be headlining stadiums.
... Not seeing much love for the new CYHSY. I can't get enough of it, great listen.
Why wasn't this bigger? Similar folk/prog Peter Gabriel-esqueness to Bon Iver/Bon Iver?
Lost Riots too really.
Out of the glut of albums that came from the North East in this period, I thought it'd be them that made it huge. One weak track on the album, with 11 excellent ones. Yet it was Maximo Park who were the most successful. A shame really, especially because they never followed it up.