ShadowMorpheus

ShadowMorpheus

Aaaahhhhhh......

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I think a band should be allowed to have one GREAT song that garners them a ton of hype and interest followed by a few good songs and a good first album. Give them time to marinate, live, experience and figure out what they want to be and where they want to go. A lot of bands used to get that opportunity and we would follow along, hoping they made it and stuck around. The modern pop perfection ideal, along with streaming music, has kind of eaten up that whole world at moment. We expect every song to be great, to service us as quickly as possible so we can move along to the next song, or it's not worth our time. I miss the music world where you could discover a GOOD band wit h some good songs who were given a few years, some singles and a couple albums to become GREAT. Even in the indie and micro label areas of the music universe this is becoming harder and harder to find. We hear about artists now and if they don't hit in some way big enough garner major attention they slowly drift away as we cycle quickly on to the next thing... and the next... and the next... Like, sometimes I think half the hate the Foo Fighters get is for no other reason than they're still around. People just expect bands/artists, even the REALLY famous ones, to be fast food these days. Single serving entertainment.
The St. Vincent shoot is pretty amazing. They should definitely consider working together again.
Except Kelly Clarkson has an absolutely fucking amazing voice and can literally sing anything. She's long ago moved past being the first American Idol winner, or even being the person who moved past being the first American Idol winner. She's more than a judge on The Voice. She's more than a daytime talkshow host. Idk, I'm just not one of those people who hates on everything that isn't exactly what I like. There are plenty of things I REALLY dislike. Believe me, plenty. But I can be objective and critical and deductive and, ya know, look at things from more than just the everything is below me if it isn't exactly my thing snark. Kelly Clarkson can fucking sing and sometimes she sings some shit that really impresses me. And the fact that her personality is upbeat and positive doesn't turn me off in the slightest. She's about as famous as famous can get and to my eyes she comes across like a regular person who is still having a good time doing what she's doing. I like that. I'm totally fine with there being people who aren't jaded and unhappy about everything. I'm also happy there are artists who are in that lane so when I feel that way I can go there, too. But damn it man, objectively, she sang the shit out of this song and her band did not one damn thing wrong. This kills and I like it. Now, if somebody could explain to me, objectively, why it's so bad instead of just making a "hey I'm clever" negative, sarcastic comment... I'll listen.
Not much to add to already posted comments because clearly this is quite good. Just helping the ol' algorithms.
Kelly sang the crap outta this. Gave me chills. She should do a full version of this one. Stereogum commenters gotta Stereogum comment I guess.
I am still left wondering, as I usually am, why people don't understand that all you have to do is turn your phone sideways...
I believe where physical sales are involved Soundscan (or whatever it's called now) tracks actual point of sale purchases. It literally counts the number of barcodes that are scanned. But I could totally be wrong about that. Sales numbers never include returns, though, and those numbers are sometimes very large over the long run.
I believe the 500K is also full album digital purchases. So CD, Vinyl, Full Album Digital at all available retailers. But honestly don't quote me on that, because the way Billboard calculates things these days is complicated. I think that's the case, though. And then on top of that streaming has an "album equivalent" number, as well. Could be that Full Album Digital is also not a 1-to-1 number anymore, though. It's definitely complicated but one thing is for sure; Adele will do big numbers in all of them this week.
Do this. Do that. Verify this. Install this. Verify that again. Are you sure? Is it really you? Launch this. .... still don't have the exhibit. Fuck that. Hate this bs runaround. Don't want your proprietary software on my pc. Gave up. No longer interested.
I watched the tv special and found it much more enjoyable than I was expecting. And I like Adele already, so I was coming to it with an open mind. I just found her, the new songs and her interview answers to be more enjoyable than I was expecting. That special along with this review have me really hyped for the new album. Glad Rachel did the review, I was dreading it being more of the same from the usual suspects.
Soooo.... don't sign those contracts/addendums. It's not a requirement.
??? Why the down votes? This is exactly the kind of thing somebody goes to rehab for afterwards. It's the whole "I have a problem I need to take care of" whether they actually have one or not. Image rehab. Y'all are so fucking weird. The comment section attacks and shits on EVERYONE lately. So much so that I don't even come to this website as much anymore. But a totally benign comment about "celebrities" going to rehab after behaving badly in public gets 8 down votes? Just fucking weird.
Many people don't have to pay for it all. But they aren't doing it onstage before an audience that isn't expecting something like that to... uhh.. go down.
"None of what was said tonight regarding me fits with any of our history or our previous interactions" Kanye? Making contradictory, controversial, backstabbing comments about people when anyone asks him a question? Get outta here Just Blaze! That can't be true. 😏🙄
I'm not really sure how anyone can base liking/disliking a band on their fans. This seems odd to me. If you like Slipknot's music you like their music, not their fans. And if you don't, you don't.
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