"Rock" albums selling better than "pop" albums for the first time ever...

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...So sez my radio station.

What are we to make of this?

I blame the war.
And hstencil. The dangerous trend that is hstencil.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 09:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Doesn't this depend on your definition of "pop" anyway?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Friday, 25 April 2003 09:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah Geir ppl who use abstract terms without bothering to define them are pretty fuckin' tiresome AREN'T THEY

dave q, Friday, 25 April 2003 09:26 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh dave q, you're like a bitter yet comforting cup of coffee drunk at the crack of dawn.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 09:32 (seventeen years ago) link

coffee's really good when you're drunk at the crack of dawn...

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 25 April 2003 09:33 (seventeen years ago) link

My point exactly, Jody. And Dave's posts are at their most effective when they come early in a thread. yay for Dave Q.

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But Geir, that was my point - hence the parentheses.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 09:34 (seventeen years ago) link

You mean quotes.

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Friday, 25 April 2003 11:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Yes. Quotes.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 11:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Or "quotation marks", to be really pedantic.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 11:29 (seventeen years ago) link

I think that it was my unlikely purchase of a Coal Chamber album that finally tipped the balance in "rock's" favour.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 13:58 (seventeen years ago) link

doesn't selling a lot of albums automatically make something "pop" as in popular, as in enjoyed by many?
maybe it's because that hacker busted into Madonna's website and put up all her songs for free.


Actually, in all seriousness, I can see this becoming the norm as file-sharing continues to grow (relatively) unchecked.
In the spirit of gross generalizations that this thread was started in: Rock fans, or rockists, feel a certain amount of loyalty to artists, while pop fans, or suckers, mainly are beholden only to a particular song.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Friday, 25 April 2003 14:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Hi Horace!

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 15:04 (seventeen years ago) link

I saw the Doobie Brothers last night.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Friday, 25 April 2003 15:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Did you pay for it?

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 25 April 2003 17:26 (seventeen years ago) link

I blame Busted. For everything.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Friday, 25 April 2003 17:29 (seventeen years ago) link

I scream, you scream, we all scream for commercial viability.

maria b (maria b), Friday, 25 April 2003 19:00 (seventeen years ago) link


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