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Old 01-11-2014, 02:50 PM   #201
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So...I'm looking at Avril's singles and I gotta ask...when exactly did Avril's career go downhill? She's still getting top 40 singles on the radio to this day. I forgot all about "What the Hell" but that got a ton of radio play and apparently her last round of singles did just fine as well.
Basically this. After reading a bit about her, it seems she's doing pretty damn well, not just in music but also in other business ventures.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:36 PM   #203
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Not even GAF or Ashley are this passionate about crappy pop music.
Then how come GAF's threads about Taylor Swift never generate much hatred? Answer me that!

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You say you loved her first three albums. The next two, you say, tanked sales-wise. You don't mention whether or not you loved, liked, barely tolerated or hated those next two
Her fourth and fifth albums (the ones that tanked) were just okay. But they didn't deserve to fail.

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And finally, honestly, comparing her to many of those other female artists you list isn't really fair. They have at least 2 distinct advantages over her: vocal prowess, and sex appeal.
Taylor Swift doesn't have much vocal prowess, yet she's been at the top of her game.

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Even back in 2002, I found her bland brand of teen angst pop-rock utterly nauseating. It was always going to have a limited shelf-life, and unless she was able to reinvent herself pretty drastically (with strong material) her appeal wasn't going to endure.
How can this criticism of Avril NOT hold true for Taylor Swift? Can't Swift's music be classified as "bland teen pop-rock with a limited shelf-life"?

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her music is dated
So is JT's. Yet he made a smash hit out of Mirrors.

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Simple answer, her music sucks. And apparently it sucks so much that not even the average pop music fan likes it.
I can say the same thing about other pop artists' music.

Why does Avril have to be the outcast?

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But is she relevant? not unless you are a 14 year old girl.
Again, Taylor Swift (at age 23) has armies of teenage girl fans. So why is she NOT getting criticized?

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If you enjoy her music, people shouldn't be giving you shit about it.
People DO give me shit about my liking Avril. But no one gives shit to GAF about liking Taylor Swift.
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Maybe it's more the creepy stalker conspiracy theorist sort of way you go about it that rubs people the wrong way?
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So, basically, what you're saying is... You hate Taylor Swift.
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Why does Avril have to be the outcast?
This is not the reunion Cobbler had in mind.
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Okay, first of all, IWB is right, the tone that you use in these posts is really creepy, it almost comes off like if you met an Avril hater in real life, you'd gun them down. Second of all, JT's music is not dated, 20/20 Exp pt. 1 was wildly successful, and I'm not alone in thinking Mirrors is the worst song on it. Third of all, GAF couldn't give a shit whether or not people like Taylor Swift. He just likes her music. He doesn't post ridiculous diatribes (well, he actually does that all the time, but you get my point).

But mostly, you've mentioned Outkast (you seem to have spelt it wrong though) and I'm glad you did - because you've opened yourself up to a whole new world of great music. Forget all about Avril and bask in the glory that is Atlanta's greatest export.

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Again, Taylor Swift (at age 23) has armies of teenage girl fans. So why is she NOT getting criticized?


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And French April is what...29....and her last big success was her 3rd album released when she was what...23....seeing the pattern yet? Taylor Swift won't have a legion of teenage fans in 5-6 years. If she evolves musically to a mature style, then the fans she has now will stay with her as they age, if not she'll pull an Avril and become an abject failure.
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Don't let the door hit you on the way out!! Adios! Sayonarra!
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You are aware that this type of response is not tolerated on this board right? We are just talking about music.
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:55 AM   #212
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I just know you have all been DYING to hear how last night's Hong Kong Avril show was!

After almost having an epileptic seizure at Britney's show a couple of weeks back (due to her lighting guys deciding to strobe fucking everything up) it was nice to see a more modest production. Two guitarists, a drummer and a keyboard player were all that Avril had on stage with her. One big screen behind the drums and one on each side of the stage were used for nonsensical graphics and video medleys (plus a video duet with Marilyn Manson - I shit you not). Very few close ups of Avril and no video duet with her husband either (nor a surprise live duet - Chad was spotted in the mixing desk area).

The show was around 80 minutes long and featured most of the new album and a dozen or so hits. Show closed with Sk8r Boi, Smile and I'm With You was the encore. No pyro. Hong Kong is having a cold snap and the indoor arena appears to not be heated - however the arena was about 90% full. Seated area completely full, "mosh pit" not so much. A solid show. The tour book only shows 25 or so show dates in Asia. (I buy a tour book/programme at every show that has one).

The girl cannot sing live at all - her vocals sounded like a cat being made into a smoothee (and not in a good way). Nonetheless she seems to be a huge star in Asia. Very young audience, very few expats (apart from a bunch of drunk, flag waving Canadians).

The girl knows to go where her audience is. I doubt she could pull off an arena tour elsewhere. She has cornered a niche market and may as well milk it.
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her vocals sounded like a cat being made into a smoothee (and not in a good way).
Is there a good way of sounding like a cat being made into a smoothie?
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Is there a good way of sounding like a cat being made into a smoothie?
I actually enjoy Yoko Ono's "music" - so yeah!!!
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I actually enjoy Yoko Ono's "music" - so yeah!!!
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Fuck you, cunts.
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The last time didn't earn you a banning?
Might as well keep pushing for it then.
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I still don't know what OP was expecting from this thread.
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'Cunt' is such a great word.
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