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Bands that should have faded away...

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by TotesAndGoats, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. TotesAndGoats


    Inspired by the "bands you love that faded away" thread...

    What bands should have stopped before they did? Bonus points for providing a specific last album.

    I'll start...

    Armor for Sleep. Should have stopped at "What To Do When You Are Dead."
    Open Hand. Should have stopped at "The Dream."
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  2. amorningofsleep

    No-rope barbed wire Jones

    Lydia should've stopped after Assailants.
  3. SpyKi

    You must fix your heart Supporter

  4. Your Milkshake

    Prestigious Prestigious

    this thread will get taken down
  5. TotesAndGoats


  6. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    this thread isn't as bad as the "bad opinions" thread or whatever
    Still p bad
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  7. Your Milkshake

    Prestigious Prestigious

    ^^sure it is. but idc about other things other people care about
  8. #hipsterquotes
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  9. bd007h's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    in b4 Nickelback
  10. St. Nate

    من النهر إلى البحر Prestigious

    I'm here to pass judgement on what bands should of failed and when they should of failed.

    Let's go.
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  11. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Any band that contained members that used their fame and power to abuse other people.

    That's probably the only acceptable answer.
  12. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    I think bands should stop when they don't feel like being a band anymore
  13. TotesAndGoats


    Dang, I really thought a music-centric forum would be able to come up with one or two "this bands first album was great" scenarios.

    Guess not.
  14. Fucking Dustin

    Hey now we'll be okay Supporter

    It just feels like a weird concept, know what I mean? Saying "This album was great, so this band should have stopped doing what is considered their career and main source of income and also area of artistry I enjoyed a lot"? I dunno.
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  15. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Open Hand most certainly should not have stopped at The Dream! You and Me is fantastic.

    I'll go with 3Oh!3 I just can't stand the whole bro thing. But good for them for doing what they like and making a living off of it. On second thought, I agree with above posts, who are we to say anybody should have faded away? People out there... Somewhere still like 3Oh!3. And good for them!
  16. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    Who am I to say a band should stop?
  17. TotesAndGoats


    Maybe I was too literal in my title/original post (especially since my primary focus was to imitate a post that already existed) so let's try this.

    "Are there any bands that you only like their first couple of albums, but totally respect that they stayed dedicated to their art and continued making music? What bands/albums?"

    As an example. I really, really loved "the dream" by open hand, but haven't been able to get into anything since. For lack of a better word, it feels too experimental in a direction that I just didn't follow.

    Second example, Poison the Well are and will always be one my favorite bands, but I can't really listen to anything past "you come before you."

    Maybe this will go a little better. Otherwise, I'll ride this train into oblivion.
  18. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    Not liking the direction a band goes doesn't mean a band should stop. That's childish.
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  19. MrRobot

    Twitter/IG: @scott325

    I get what you mean, but I think there's a big difference in that and saying they should've faded away. Even if 99% of people agree a certain artist sucks, if they can still draw 25 people playing in a cafe, then more power to them. They should do it as often as they can.

    A better title would've been like "bands who peaked with their debut album" or something to that effect.
  20. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    Honestly, that's just as bad. It's all just negative opinions.
  21. christsizedshoes


    Considering their next record was leagues better by almost any standard, maybe the purpose of this thread isn't what I think it is.

    Although Honey was pretty lame, despite a few gems.
  22. MrRobot

    Twitter/IG: @scott325

    I don't think so at all. At least not inherently. For example, I love almost all of what The Killers have done, but I think Hot Fuss is by far the best album they've made. I don't think that sort of discussion is bad, if you're not shitting on an artist. If people don't get negative then I don't think thinking someone's first album or two being their best is a bad POV, it's interesting to see where people's opinion lies on that sort of thing.
  23. DarkHotline

    I’ll teach you to be happy! Prestigious

    That's fair, jumped a bit too quickly on it. My bad on that.
  24. felipecardel

    formless in the night Prestigious

    let's see, The All-American Rejects released two cool albums and then two bad albums that didn't get them anywhere. they should've stopped before going bad. did i do this right?
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  25. SpyKi

    You must fix your heart Supporter

    Yeah, I'm fine with that.