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Old 03-31-2016, 09:26 AM   #496
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In any case and further to previous posts, I can tell you where all the super nerds go, the AV Club comments threads which are equal parts wonderful and suicide-inducing.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:43 PM   #497
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Maybe I'm in the minority, but I feel like there is still a lot of vitality here - it's just coalesced into a smaller circle. The Bowie thread immediately after his passing is the best example: that was therapeutic for me in actually being able to discuss the man and his work, and mourn through the appreciation for that work, with actual fans rather than just hearing Under Pressure and Let's Dance on the radio a few times.

This is still my go-to place for new artist recommendations as well. Chances I would have become a Kendrick or Vince Staples fan without this forum are just about zero.


Good point.
When I joined here I wasn't much into music at all, I was just trying to find some info on the next U2 album. I had seriously only listened to maybe 3-4 bands regularly.
Now most of my favorite bands I have discovered from here. Chances are, I would have never found LCD Soundsystem, Sufjan Stevens, The War On Drugs, Bleachers, Beach House, High Highs, Spoon, etc. if I hadn't come on here. I do appreciate that greatly.
I also love message boards and despise social media. Ax makes a great point about the structure, but also the community aspect is something I really enjoy.
It pains me to see message boards dying off, they're a lot more fun than social media outlets.
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One also has to take into account that this board is for a considerably old band. The level of fandom is going to decrease over time anyway, even with any influx of new fans during a new album cycle.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:31 PM   #499
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And not to sound whiny, but I made a decent-sized post yesterday in Random about Prince and Elvis Costello albums that was completely ignored. I feel like this wouldn't have been the case when we had more members/more activity, considering how many people like these artists.
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That was a good post and I meant to respond to it. I actually haven't heard The Gold Experience yet and now I'm going to go out and buy it.
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I feel all y'all re the site.

And about how I check Facebook/Twitter/Interference way too many times each day.
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:10 PM   #502
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One also has to take into account that this board is for a considerably old band. The level of fandom is going to decrease over time anyway, even with any influx of new fans during a new album cycle.

No kidding. HTDAAB had a good new influx, NLOTH had a bit of one, and then SOI - if the forum gained much out of that or the accompanying tour it was bloody hard to tell.
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That was a good post and I meant to respond to it. I actually haven't heard The Gold Experience yet and now I'm going to go out and buy it.
My work is done.

It was nice knowing all of you.


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My work is done.

It was nice knowing all of you.


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I haven't heard much of his 90s output at all. I've heard Diamonds and Pearls which I think is pretty damn good.
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Though it may not always appear to be the case, I do like you guys a whole lot and will keep checking in here with regularity to see what's up. That said, more frequently than ever I ask myself why I keep posting if it's not as fun as it used to be. There's a lot more at stake for me in stepping away from the forum, but it is similar to what happened to me with watching new episodes of the Simpsons every Sunday years after it had stopped being enjoyable. It reached the point where the act of watching was more dispiriting than anything else. It's at this point that you've got to ask if your life is being made worse by it. Should something fun and engaging be allowed to become a ritual?
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And not to sound whiny, but I made a decent-sized post yesterday in Random about Prince and Elvis Costello albums that was completely ignored. I feel like this wouldn't have been the case when we had more members/more activity, considering how many people like these artists.
A good example of something that, three or four years ago, would have kicked off a great, lengthy, fun discussion.
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I haven't heard much of his 90s output at all. I've heard Diamonds and Pearls which I think is pretty damn good.
That had a couple of prominent singles. But I think the follow-up "symbol" album is significantly better. Sexy MF is better than anything on Diamonds. Plus it has Seven and My Name Is Prince. Overall it's just a great R&B album.
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Much love for Lady Cab Driver? That's one of my fav Prince songs.
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People talk about Interference being dead, but the what-did-you-last-eat/type-the-first-shit-that-comes-into-your-head/what-are-you-looking-at threads seem to be doing a roaring trade.
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Can those please be deleted.
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