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08:33 AM on 09/28/12
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This is a great feat regardless of the artist. The fact that they are outselling TSwift, Nickelback, Lady Gaga, etc. is quite amazing. Love or hate any of those artists (mostly hate on this website), 600,000 in album sales is an amazing number today. We should all be thankful that the music industry isn't dead yet, and that people are still willing to put out their money in exchange for music that they like - regardless if YOU like them or not.

Well done, Mumford.
And well done, Earth.
08:56 AM on 09/28/12
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I thought it was just the biggest selling rock record since 2008.

Edit: Yeah, Born this Way sold 1.108 million the first week, and even discounting the 440K amazon digital sales, that's still more than this.
Came to say the same thing. There have been many albums that have sold more than 600k in their first week since 2008.

The article evens makes no sense "The band are also on track for the second largest sales week for a digital album ever, just behind Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way', which racked up 662,000 units in sales."
09:14 AM on 09/28/12
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What the fuck? There is no way this can be accurate. Taylor Swift has released 2 records since 2008.
11:29 AM on 09/28/12
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Good for them! Great live band.
11:46 AM on 09/28/12
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Just like Jason Mraz, this band is something I don't understand the popularity of. I don't dislike them, I don't like them, I just don't get it. Its the musical equivalent of:
12:07 PM on 09/28/12
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this thread just taught me that AC/DC is an awesome, god-like band and should be forever touring across the globe.
03:53 PM on 09/28/12
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Only listened to Babel once, but I was really digging it.


Care to enlighten us? What "genre" would you put them in?
I don't really know, hence the quotes. But there's folksy stuff and acoustic guitar etc. I'm not good with genre identification, but I know what I hear.
04:21 PM on 09/28/12
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Holy shit that's awesome.
10:15 PM on 09/28/12
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yea im pretty indifferent to this band. i get the initial appeal. but i can listen to about 3 songs before they all start to sound exactly the same. they are kind of a one trick pony. i dont think theyve ever written a song that didnt sound exactly like the one before it.

theyre just kind of an easy band for people to like without having to think much. that rollicking folk foot stomping anthmatic type stuff is just like that.

the lead singer has about two vocal melodies that uses from all of their songs.
01:26 PM on 09/29/12
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i'm confused. i mean if that's the case they are set to sell multi millions of this album, and that just confuses me. there's no way this band is well known enough to sell like lady gaga, eminem, justin bieber, or even other artists that are constantly played on the radio. unless i've missed something, i find this hard to believe. if they do good for them but i'll probably think it's a conspiracy.
07:19 PM on 09/29/12
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It just always seems to me like they're playing dress up whenever I've seen videos of their performances. Their image seems to be their biggest concern.

I don't know why people take it so personally when I say I can't stand this band. I have plenty of friends who absolutely love them and it's not like I'm planning on ending our friendships because they like Mumford & Sons and I can't stand them.

If you love this band, great. Nobody else's opinion should impact whether or not you enjoy something

Don't care if you like the band or not, that's fine. What bothers me is that you question their sincerity because they "play dress up." You have an anberlin username, do you question their sincerity because of the way they dress? I've seen them three times (and love them), they certainly don't make a habit of wearing jeans and t-shirts all the time...
07:34 PM on 09/29/12
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Don't care if you like the band or not, that's fine. What bothers me is that you question their sincerity because they "play dress up." You have an anberlin username, do you question their sincerity because of the way they dress? I've seen them three times (and love them), they certainly don't make a habit of wearing jeans and t-shirts all the time...
Anberlin don't write songs to fit a certain aesthetic or dress like they're touring the oregon trail. Having an image is fine. Wearing different clothes on stage than you would if you were going to Target is fine. It should be secondary though.

I don't care if you or anyone else likes the band. Go for it. Support them. They just seem like characters to me
08:11 PM on 09/29/12
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Anberlin don't write songs to fit a certain aesthetic or dress like they're touring the oregon trail. Having an image is fine. Wearing different clothes on stage than you would if you were going to Target is fine. It should be secondary though.

I don't care if you or anyone else likes the band. Go for it. Support them. They just seem like characters to me

Uh, you serious bro? Anberlin played into the whole "christian" scene in a HUGE way before they jumped to a bigger label...Those are like 30 something dudes who still wear SUPER skinny jeans and have swoop bangs...they definitely care about a certain aesthetic.
04:17 AM on 09/30/12
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They are not outselling Taylor, though. "Speak Now" debuted with over 1mil of sales in 2010.

The same with Gaga...but then again she had that Amazon-deal advantage. Last Lil Wayne album was close to mil as well. Just missed out.

So in other words- BS article. Best opening for a rock band? Possibly.
08:00 AM on 10/01/12
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I don't really know, hence the quotes. But there's folksy stuff and acoustic guitar etc. I'm not good with genre identification, but I know what I hear.
Any recommendations in that style? I'm looking for some new stuff.

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