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Hit the Lights – “Anthem” • Page 6

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, May 15, 2017.

  1. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    Never have I seen the brain power and resources of grown men more fully employed in a discussion about music made for 13 year olds...
     
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  2. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    are you including yourself in this conversation?
     
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  3. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    100%
     
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  4. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    lol that's bullshit, music is made for whoever listens to it. That's just a dumb thing to say
     
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  5. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    exactly! just look at the tour forum, bunch of 30 year old men really hyped about bad warped tour metalcore
    that right there is proof that music isn't directed at a specific age range
     
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  6. FTank

    Trusted Prestigious

    Generally I'd much rather listen to something "made for 13 year olds" than something made for sweaty pop punk bro dudes lol.
     
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  7. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    I don't even like Boys Like Girls that much if at all but it feels ludicrous to act like they weren't successful or popular or that Martin doesn't have a gift for hooks
     
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  8. SkyGrowsBigger

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    Obviously anyone can listen to anything but let's be honest, a major label band like All Time Low directs their music at a target demographic and they have to be home by curfew.

    My comment was made mostly in the interest of levity.
     
  9. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    I would never even have imagined a song from this band would get this much attention on this site hahaha. Can't believe everyone is so up in arms, but it's been an interesting read I guess.

    I actually really enjoy all their albums but can agree this single is trash.
     
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  10. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    but all time low wasn't a major label band for most of their career
    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  11. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    I think you're kidding but you can pretty much remove the words "major label" from my point and it still stands.
     
  12. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    I mean... if you're in your 20s and you're too good to discuss BSB or NSYNC then I don't want anything to do with yah.
     
  13. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    Also can someone explain why Pure Noise are bad?
     
  14. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    because they took their sweet time dealing with the front porch step situation and signed harry corrigan's band, a dude who sexually assaulted a woman and then his uncle (who is a well known figure in pop punk land) threatened christian from the hotelier when he brought it up.

    and on a different yet related axis, lacks almost zero diversity amongst the whole label.
     
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  15. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    Super unrelated but there's a punk festival in Montreal this weekend and a band named Keep Flying was on the bill. I checked them out and JJR is playing sax for them. Messed up this guy is still freely touring.
     
  16. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    and they're playing fest too
    really fucked up
     
  17. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    Thanks for the info, does seem quite problematic.

    Although the second criticism could probably be aimed at most labels in the scene.
     
  18. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    i truly can't think of a label tilted as much in the direction as pure noise. last i looked i counted two women on the entire label lineup, though i could have missed a couple. i don't know any label that is THAT bad
     
  19. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    Fair point. Sucks because I do like a few bands on the label, and these sorts of things make me feel conflicted about supporting the artists (who aren't necessarily themselves part of the issue).
     
  20. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    Yeah, I count Jules Vera, Can't Swim (one female), and Lizzy Farrall for a total of three.

    Basing it purely on their promo photos because i don't listen to most of these artists.
     
  21. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    that's what i did too, hah.
    and lizzy farrall is definitely like their newest addition too.
     
  22. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    It's not surprising that the label who largely made a name for themselves off bands like The Story So Far doesn't go out of their way to support women in the scene :sleeping:
     
  23. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    A step in the right direction then? Might be an active effort to combat the issue, which should get them a little credit, no?
     
  24. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    let's hope? i hadn't even heard that name once yet until i looked it up. means they're definitely not strongly publicizing it (or i'm just really unattached from this scene as a whole at this point haha). hard to really trust them until i see a consistent change in their signings at this point
     
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  25. SkyGrowsBigger

    Regular

    Unfortunately, I think it may be more widespread than you think. Hopeless Records is a much bigger label than PN that still has a lot of credibility in this scene and I can count just one female on their active roster, Jenna from Tonight Alive.
     
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