Countdown 100: Bands that got megahyped that failed spectacularly...

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Color me underwhelmed...from Justin to this!??

frogbs, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 04:20 (one year ago) Permalink

But yeah my examples are on the wrong thread was thinking of diminishing returns rather than undelivered promises.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 04:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Kinda happens with most artists

President Keyes, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:49 (one year ago) Permalink

I've not listened to it in donkeys years but I remember quite liking the Terris debut EP. Live they were very good too, in an intense way. The debut album was fucking awful, though.

I've literally never heard of Voxtrot before today.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 13:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I've literally never heard of Voxtrot before today.

me neither.
i am going to have to try and find that terris album this weekend aren't i.
pretty sure i found a skinny promo cd-r in the bins around the time they were being hyped, but not sure i ever actually listened to it.

mark e, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 13:52 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd say the fact that they didn't get on too well with each other was the main reason they split.

― Gholdfish Killah (Turrican)

maybe. they got back together some years back. they do pretty well as a cult prog band appealing to the cardiacs set - they were just never going to be the Monsters of Britpop the NME thought they were after hearing "Kurt Russell".

bob lefse (rushomancy), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 14:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Jimmie Ray..... my god, flashbacks

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 14:59 (one year ago) Permalink

What was that guy all about

brimstead, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 15:00 (one year ago) Permalink

who wants to know

the pleather of pleather paul (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 15:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Metz seems kind of unfair to list here. They have a niche and they fill it.

Simon H., Wednesday, 6 December 2017 15:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the new freebie NME doesn't have the space to hype obvious chancers any more, I kind of miss that now it's gone.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

I'd always assumed The Vines were an answer to this question but fuck me their debut sold 1.5m copies. How big do you need to be to do that these days?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

ha, the Vines were my first thought when I saw this thread title, too.

Would someone like Jay Electronica count? He got a ton of hype and co-signs back in 2007 but then has released 2 solo songs and about a dozen guest verses since then.

methanietanner, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 23:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Jay Electronica is a great pick for the niche level of hype he got

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Thursday, 7 December 2017 09:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Jimmy Ray was hyped? Moreso than those other 90s one-hit-wonder acts like Marcy Playground or the “This is the story of a girl who cried a river and drowned the whole world” band?

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 7 December 2017 12:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Obie Trice
Lupe Fiasco

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 7 December 2017 12:13 (one year ago) Permalink

Did anyone care about Obie once?

President Keyes, Thursday, 7 December 2017 13:47 (one year ago) Permalink


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