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Demon of the Fall
January 6th 2024


34833 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Oh yeah these guys are solid at what they do. Some of the hype bands were downright bad (Jet & Royal Blood fit that category), or The 1975 as a more modern example

Didn’t Imagine Dragons get hyped a lot? Yeah they’re awful too. If anything the quality has descended greatly from where it was (and in retrospect the ‘pool’ of talent wasn’t exactly bountiful to begin with)

Mort.
January 6th 2024


25783 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the most recent example in the uk scene of stupud hype is The Last Dinner Party, who were supporting rolling stones before theyd released their first single from what i remember



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dinner_Party



seems like a pretty classic example of the uk music press hyping up a bunch of the upper middle class cos theyre from london and have a cool image





Mort.
January 6th 2024


25783 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

'including playing a set as the opening act (while still called The Dinner Party) for the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in July 2022.



After signing with Island Records as 'The Last Dinner Party' (to avoid confusion with the Dinner Party hip hop supergroup),hey released their debut single "Nothing Matters", which was produced by James Ford, on 19 April 2023.'



yeah pretty nuts. some people say 'industry plants', id just say more hype machine overdrive from nme wankers

unclereich
January 6th 2024


12118 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

glass animals, alt j, and bastille are all the same band and gotye writes for all of them

anat
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2024


5789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

do nme even have enough purchase these days to be hype train conductors

Mort.
January 6th 2024


25783 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

by nme wankers i mean a sort of nebulous amorphous blob of london music wankers with no imagination that ive made up

Mort.
January 6th 2024


25783 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

and if anything theyre less conductors than passengers whose ticket purchases keep the train in service

anat
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2024


5789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

word, although there are cases like with the chapman family where the band are sort of unwilling participants. these days it’s more the windmill scene that is being lauded by the machine

zakalwe
January 6th 2024


39456 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fucking windmill scene

anat
Contributing Reviewer
January 6th 2024


5789 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I know mate

DoofDoof
January 6th 2024


15438 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Windmills peaked in the 19th century tbh

ToSmokMuzyki
January 8th 2024


11664 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

no review like a volindric review

FrozenFirebug
February 4th 2024


939 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

actually do not understand why this is a 4.2 average

quintessential 3.1 radio indie

could be a 3.5 if it were more riffy and if the vocals were more distinct

Ryus
February 4th 2024


37446 Comments


it captured some sorta pitchfork nme zeitgeist in the early 2000s
ig you had to be there
def enjoyed it when i was first really getting into music

gabba
February 4th 2024


1303 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

it’s either hype, nostalgia, or both

sonictheplumber
February 18th 2024


17539 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

an insightful thread



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