Music thread #3: "Top Ten Albums of the 90's"

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Sykes-, Dec 7, 2000.

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  1. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Well not in the album chart - 39 first week, dropped down to 74 their second week <sigh> I hate when decent bands suffer from sales when tripe like Steps (not offending anyone with that am I?) sell millions
  2. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Yes, dammit! I like Steps!! :mad:
  3. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    No, it's okay Gav..only teasing! ;) I don't actually mind S Club 7 though, I have to admit! I dislike Steps though...

    It's the way of things though, Gav. Think about the highest common denominator when it comes to buying music...kids...from early to mid/late teens. The majority of which will be buying the likes of Hear'Say, Steps, Westlife, Ronan Keating/Boyzone, Robbie etc etc...very rarely do you get any real boost in relatively good music
  5. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    The problem with these sort of people though is that they are nive enough to think that because something sells well it is good. Or maybe I should rephrase that into if something doesn't sell well then it must be crap. I know cos I was there myself a few years ago. I think that the reason nu-metal is doing so well just now (for no apparent reason it seems) is that this original audience is starting to mature slightly in listening terms
  6. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    You've also got to blame a certain radio station too...

    If they plug a record to death it will be successful...Air, BDB, Basement Jaxx are all classic examples.. these albums could of quite easily drifted into obsucurity if it wasn't for some certain DJS playing theses records every half an hour...
  7. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    nu-metal?? sorry...losing me again, Gav!
  8. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    nu-metal = what they're calling the genre that Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit belong too

    Agreed Arun - Radio 1 really know how to kill a song with overplay. What annoys me though is that they can play a song by an established artist to death, even though they KNOW it will be succesful (eg take Madonna - have you ever heard one of her songs that hasn't been played several hunderd times a day prior to release?), when they can't spare that time to try and plug somebody new
  9. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Korn, Slipknot, Limp Biskit, Amen etc
  10. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Oh, I see...why not just say crap or is that too broad a term? ;)
  11. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    I would say it is a bit general - there is actually one oasis in a desert of bile - Linkin Park
  12. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    Too broad...

    MTV is just as bad...the only half descent progam is Brand New...and even that tends too play far too much 'nu-metal'

    Give me a Radio 1 slot 4am -7pm...oh the music I could plug.....
  13. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    I'm still waiting to hear a Lemon Jelly track on the radio...suppose I shouldn't hold my breath!

    I quite like the Top Ten shows that MTV do at about 5 or 6pm...depending on who the artists are though.
    VH1 is much better, in my humblest...I love the So80s shows!
  14. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    I used to watch them all the time, but I don't watch TV very much anymore (apart from between 8-10 on a Friday ;)). I preferred MTV if only for the fact that they played more modern music than VH-1, who played a lot of 70s-80s bands that I didn't like. Although it's been a while since I watched either of them really
  15. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    VH1 have stuck a lot of their older stuff onto VH1 Classics...where they play loads of sixties and seventies stuff...
  16. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    I really hate that guy on VH-1, Paul King, who's like 55 and still thinks he's 20! Hello, you're not in a band anymore dude!
  17. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    VHI plays far too much Ricky Martin and MTV plays far too much Shaggy...

    UKPlay is not too bad...but it still plays some *****..
  18. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    I generally don't stick to just one...I flick through all of them just to see what each one is playing at any one time...and with my stereo at the repairshop I haven't a lot of choice other than playing CDs through my PlayStation, which offers pretty dire sound quality... :(
  19. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    UK Play has a lot more live music, or it used to, which is a good thing :) Although I really can't stand most of the people on TOTP plus (apart from Scott Mills, but only cos his radio show is cool)
  20. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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    I have a bit of a thing for Josie....I like girls with ridiculous laughs...
  21. Gav Daragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Well she is't the worse - that honour is saved for Joe and Verne AAAAAAAAAAGRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH
  22. Arun Dale Jedi Grand Master

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  23. Honey Jedi Knight

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    Hey, I am Josie and I have a ridiculous laugh haven't I poodu????????????
  24. Poodu Jedi Youngling

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    Not a ridiculous laugh...you just laugh at a ridiculous time! ;)
  25. Bash Jedi Youngling

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    Hey guys.

    What about MTV2? That's the best music station without a doubt isn't it?

    Radio 1 is OK after 8pm in the week.

    Turin Brakes are great Poods, we all think so. They're very mellow, but not depressing which are two things that a lot of people think have to go hand in hand. "If a song is mellow, thewn it must be depressing..." NO!



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