but that has to be the best band photo I've ever seen.
Some of it is absolutely fucking ace.
Sometimes DiS you come up trumps
It would have changed everything.
I typed that response on my phone in a rage so it's full of mistakes.
Like waterman's career. BAH BOOM TISH
He polluted the air waves with that SAW shit for years. Really awful soulless crap. He doesn't like music, he hates it! He sees it as a business (yes I know it is a business) but it's also art. Expression. Soul. He couldn't give a toss about music as art and that's a sad place to be.
Secondly, all that crap about dropping out of Pop Idol because it "changed". It was always about tv, and anyway, since when did waterman care about music?!
The nonsense he talks about Michelle McManus (sp) - Plenty of reality stars' records have failed who were good looking and not fat. The guy is full of self importance. Also: Judas Priest never released his records as it would have got to number one and made them too big? What an utter load of tosh.
Waterman really is a bell end and has done nothing but make music and the music business worse.
Manufactured puppets People like Lott and Bieber are sellouts by definition but Madonna charging $300 for a ticket?! That's utterly fucked up.
I have no idea why Scott bothered to do this when it was his own lyrics and poetry that was the main charm of The Waterboys. It's like taking out what makes something great and substituting it. Bit silly really.
Still I like some of this record but the charm isn't there.
How can it "not count"?
because of it.
But how much of it do I buy? Almost none. If the artist isn't making enough cash from Spotify streams then it's shit.
But also, I write and post about the music I listen to on spotify on blogs and facebook and twitter so it's more exposure.
It's probably bad for music tbh, but in the 21st century, it's the future and Spotify provide a better service than most.
But... "Director's Cut wasn't a masterpiece?" Wrong on that one.
They're part of everyone's lives and history. The boards are what makes DiS great. it's the grass roots, the foundations. Yeah, archiving threads is ok (but then what about the finding old threads and bumping them back to the top?! That rules).
DiS needs the boards and we need the boards. Deleting old threads or tinkering with the perfect simplicity of them is a bad idea.
With all the due respect in the world, it's like Life of Agony sang when they said "son, just remember where you came from".
WHY AM I SHOUTING?
But 9/10 suggests some kind of instant modern day classic. It’s too boring for that. I like it but I wouldn’t put it up there with the greats.
Remember, in the 90s we were all saving up to by £14 CDs. People need to FUCKING REMEMBER THAT SHIT.
Spotify Prem FTW
that came out when Kate Nash first started.
The fact that she went to the Brit school was hushed up. The fact that she was a "real" bird wot lives in 'Arrow" shit. The lies about her braking a limb and then gettinga guitar and lo! coming up with some songs in her bedroom just-like-that.
Argh, the whole thing fucked me off so much I can't take her seriosuly. It's not her fault really, it's her label, but still, there's a trillion great bands out there who don't lie about shit. Shit.
But I want to be part of his life.
...in a "classic pop" argument. This is shit. It's the stuff that makes decades shit. It's the forgotten crap scrapped from the bottom of the barrel. When we come to look back on the 2010s in terms of music, we might remember Jessie J. We might think of her even (perhaps) as some kind of icon of the time. But no-one will think her music is good. Like the Spice girls in the 90s. Manufactured nonsense for mass consumption. Oh, and what Mike diver said.
Very good rating.
I've only heard a couple of tracks and they were seriously great. But I'll reserve my judgement until I've heard the album. Guess the hype machine didn't work here then. Bet this still makes the DiS Top 50 2011 though. MARK MY WORDS.
Hard Fi artwork. The rest are so bad they're good type of things, but the Hard Fi one is like a GCSE art project trying to be c-l-e-v-e-r.
What's worse is the music that goes with it. Fucking awful.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DiS
But this is much more accessible than the last stuff. Dunno if that's good or bad but on inital listen: I like it.
You couldn't get in
Liked them a while ago because I'm well trendy like. Hey hipsters!
and track by track breakdown by the band is all wicked.
It's like some Stephen Fry robot talking. Where’s the colloquialism GODAMMIT?!?!
It's fucking excellent.
That is all.
I do like PHATAS though
It was so awful I cried for 3 days.
Secondly, no-one seriously thinks Spotify is the future of the music industry.
Thirdly, how can it be / not be the future of the music industry if we're buying into the idea that there is no music industry?
Fourthly, I think when people talk about the music industry (but not in this article) they're mostly referring 'The Big Four' as opposed to Earache or Kitsune or whatever.
Finally, whilst people may talk about the artists suffering, the fact that "the music industry" is currently screwed and doesn't know how to handle digital media is becauase they didn't want to know about it until it started losing them money. CDs in the mid 90s cost £15... we were being ripped off for decades. Finally, the consumer is in a more powerful position and even though labels make take falling profits out on artists, we're also much more free to persue artists that would normally not get the light of day.
Perhaps there really may not be the notion of a "music industry" in 20 or 30 years time... as such.
It's totally unique.
it's hardly ordinary, bland or slightly boring. That's what "7" says to me.
But I think bringing up Motown muddies the issue - Syco records, or whatever umbrella organisation Cowell stands under doesn't give a hoot about music. It's a business - And yes, all labels have to be to a degree, but you telling me Earache would sign Ollie from The X Factor if they thought it would increase record sales? Of course fucking not. So it's not just about Cowell's big business verses another well known business, it's basic ethics and artistic integrity. Of which people like Cowell and Waterman have none. They've done more to ruin music than (and it hurts to say it) the shitehawks Scouting For Girls. At least their just shit, not greedy self serving twats.
Anyway, agree with all of this - All it makes me wanna do is by RATM more. Fuck you Cowell, you won't do what you tell me. SONY will tell me what to do instead.