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U2 44 50.57%
Radiohead 11 12.64%
Pearl Jam 4 4.60%
R.E.M. 0 0%
Muse 3 3.45%
Red Hot Chili Peppers 4 4.60%
The Flaming Lips 2 2.30%
Wilco 4 4.60%
The White Stripes 0 0%
The Arcade Fire 8 9.20%
Coldplay 3 3.45%
Interpol 2 2.30%
Other (Please state your choice in thread) 2 2.30%
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:15 AM   #31
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there's only TWO options that should've be there...



U2 and The Rolling Stones



any other band is nowhere near close to those 2

there's no other BIG band


hell, only in 2004-05 I could've said Green Day... but just for that brief period of time...

Pearl Jam, REM, RHCP, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Radiohead, Green Day, Coldplay... that's the 2nd line... but none of those bands will achieve more that they already have (ok, maybe coldplay)



MUSE I find it somewhat the next big thing...
The Killers too...

Muse, the killers, white stripes... that's the 3rd line


all the others are nowhere near big... they're still cult bands... specially Arcade Fire... i mean.. they play in churches, c'mon (and i have Neon bible and a live concert of them)



U2 and the Rolling Stones
those should be the ONLY options
and even there I can't decide

if we're talking "bands"... if you say "artists", you just have to add Madonna.
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:11 AM   #32
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U2 and the Rolling Stones
those should be the ONLY options
and even there I can't decide

if we're talking "bands"... if you say "artists", you just have to add Madonna.
The Rolling Stones and Madonna!? They aren't current at all. People know who they are but the average music fan probably wouldn't know that they've released new material...hell most people probably think the Stones are dead. The Rolling Stones are not a "big" band and Madonna sure isn't a "big" artist. You might want to look at the music landscape again.
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Geez, people! THIS is the correct list of BIG bands as far as I'm concerned. STING2 can correct me if I'm wrong...

U2
RHCP
The Rolling Stones (Yes! They have a recent album and I did hear them being talked about on the radio as THE biggest band despite U2's looming presence)
Green Day (although they've been silent since about 2005)
The Killers
Coldplay

Maybe: Pearl Jam (but they only had one high profile album in the last 7 years)

That's pretty much it. The closest Radiohead got to that status was after OK Computer but they've managed to totally avoid the mainstream since then. I don't know how bands like Muse, Wilco and Arcade Fire can even be considered for this list! I don't think I would've known about those bands had it not been for the existence of this very forum. As a parting note, I get the feeling Arcade Fire will achieve "big" band status soon.
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When You Were Young couldn't possible be more formulaic if it tried.
Doesn't make it a bad song at all.

Most songs are formulaic anyway.

Muse are more over rated IMO.
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Why do people automatically assume formulaic means bad? If it sounds good, who cares? Not every song has to be inextricably complex to be a good song.

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Why do people automatically assume formulaic means bad? If it sounds good, who cares? Not every song has to be inextricably complex to be a good song.

Exactly right, if formulaic was :"evil" or "bad" or whatever, Wild Honey Pie and Rev 9 wouldn't have been voted off so early in Survivor: White Album.
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The Rolling Stones and Madonna!? They aren't current at all. People know who they are but the average music fan probably wouldn't know that they've released new material...hell most people probably think the Stones are dead. The Rolling Stones are not a "big" band and Madonna sure isn't a "big" artist. You might want to look at the music landscape again.
The Rolling Stones I agree with you. They still make huge full (and expensive) concerts but... does anybody listens to their recent work? And the new generation of listeners, do they really pay attention to them? I think not.
That's where U2 fits. U2's work is listened from 1980 to 2006 for all kinds of audiences and they're the most popular band yet,

If it was about artists... why not Madonna? She's probably (YET!) the most popular artist and the new pop-princesses are still unable to surpass the "Queen Bitch of Pop" in popularity, quality, originality and creation of art.
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Well, after reading this thread I see that most of you are american... because here in Europe no one would say that Muse isn't one of the big bands around... their popularity around here is gigantic by now... and I mean, they're able to almost sell-out two wembley stadiums...

On the other hand, bands like The Killers and Wilco have little popularity, at least here in Portugal... and bands like The Arcade Fire and Interpol have a considerable "cult fanbase" but far from "big".
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Formulaic is different from simple. The problem with formulaic is it gets old very fast. As does WYWY for me. To each his own though.
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I think a common perception is that no matter how huge you might be elsewhere you're not truly big and global unless you've made huge business in US. I very much doubt that U2 would have been considered "big" if they didn't sell truckloads of records there.

Anyway, I'm not even sure if it's possible for -any- band to be as truly big as U2 or Rolling Stones anymore nowadays. I mentioned Coldplay and RHCP in my previous post but really, these bands are satellites compared to the former.
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Well, after reading this thread I see that most of you are american... because here in Europe no one would say that Muse isn't one of the big bands around... their popularity around here is gigantic by now... and I mean, they're able to almost sell-out two wembley stadiums...

On the other hand, bands like The Killers and Wilco have little popularity, at least here in Portugal... and bands like The Arcade Fire and Interpol have a considerable "cult fanbase" but far from "big".
That's it brother!
Wilco is unknown here is Portugal for instance and and The Killers onle started to be known after the "When you were young" radio/TV boost.
The Arcade Fire and Interpol are still restricted to a group of listeners, although the first ones are improving that.
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Is it cold and raining there today, perhaps?
That kind of weather actually puts me in a good mood. There's a reason I moved away from Queensland: too fucking hot and sunny. It was annoying.

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Maybe I should have just said "Of the bands listed, which one does the most for you these days?"



Make more sense? Sheesh.
Alright, in that case ... I might as well just go through all the listed bands.

U2: HTDAAB was mediocre at best and ATYCLB makes me want to vomit.
Radiohead: A hideously over-rated band with a lead singer whose voice bears remarkable similarities to three cats being strangled.
Pearl Jam: I'd probably love these guys if I didn't find Eddie Vedder's voice so boring and lifeless.
REM: Some great output, but mainly in the eighties and the only album I ever listen to in full is Fables Of The Reconstruction.
Muse: Awesome band until their revelatory talent was sucked into a black hole.
RHCP: Never did anything for me.
The Flaming Lips: Heard a few songs, didn't interest me much, never pursued their material further.
Wilco: Heard a few songs, thought they were incredibly fucking boring, discarded the band.
The White Stripes: See Wilco but replace "boring" with "shit".
The Arcade Fire: Almost as hideously over-rated as Radiohead.
Coldplay: <insert picture of UF album> This is The Unforgettable Fire. <insert picture of Coldplay's albums> This is The Unforgettable Fire in a coma.
Interpol: Never heard anything by them.

So, uh, other? Porcupine Tree or Pure Reason Revolution or Agalloch or someone like that.
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Gee...

23 votes for U2 so far...

On a U2 forum...

Go figure...

I voted for U2...
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