I honestly don’t think we would even know who the Killers are today if instead of releasing Hot Fuss, they released ANY ONE of their other albums in 2004. Hot Fuss is the only reason we got to hear their ad nauseam attempts to make Springsteen Americana/ Vegas Glitz rock.
If you prefer that style, that’s great, and you should just be thankful they made Hot Fuss. I would agree with the writer and say it does not even come close to what they do best which is 80 influenced British synth rock. That angst in the vocal sound of Brandon Flowers on the first record never showed up again.
This article makes me laugh….It is just so funny when fans try to prove their fandom by intentionally avoiding anything close to a “hit” and try to argue a ten best list that “only a real pearl jam fan would understand.”
Please, if this were the set list for my first pearl jam concert, I would ask for my money back.
Yes, Pearl Jam has a deep catalog and a ton of underrated songs the average person is missing out on who have only heard the radio stuff, but lets be real here. A top ten this is not.
Maybe this article should read, A top ten for those who have only heard their top ten.
To make a comparison, Emily is suggesting Netflix and David is playing the part of Blockbuster Inc. If you continue to be stubborn and refuse to evolve with the changing environment of the consumption of media, you will end up broke. Come on David, lets get with the times and actually be creative. Figure out another option if you don’t like Emily’s suggestion but the reality is that every industry deals with stuff like this and has from the beginning of time.
We could just as easily be downloading movies by the thousands (which some people do) but with options like Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu/Redbox, people are willing to pay for the media because of the convenience. Heck, people are even willing to pay for online gaming with Xbox even when Playstation allows online access for free?? The music industry can not stay the same because the world is not.