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08:07 AM on 08/19/11
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On listen 5 this is now my AOTY. My AOTY before this was House Of Balloons so this is gonna be a very redundant year haha.

Interesting...
08:08 AM on 08/19/11
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This is amazing. Just as House of Balloons was...crazy to think they hit 80,000 downloads in 20 minutes alone.

Hey music industry, pay the fuck attention...2 of the best albums this year were freeeeee.

So was In Rainbows...in 2007....
08:58 AM on 08/19/11
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In what way?

And I agree about your In Rainbows statement, but I also feel like it's a bigger statement when someone who doesn't exactly have the same kind of money (I'm assuming? I could be completely wrong) as Radiohead does it.

It was more a comment on the "hey, music industry" part because those are the people who are getting him downloads - it's from publications - especially the Pitchfork crowd - keeping up with him and keeping him relevant. But I suppose the concept of "free" is different from four years ago anyway.
09:22 AM on 08/19/11
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Having said that, I'm very excited to do illicit drugs and have anonymous sex to this album.
09:49 AM on 08/19/11
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yes, but Radiohead had years to build the hype that was the pay what you want release of In Rainbows. This time last year nobody knew who this guy was or that he even existed.

I see your point, free has been done before successfully but I think it's a crappy analogy. Radiohead was pretty big when they put out In Rainbows...when The Weeknd put out house of balloons nobody really knew what to expect or had a previous release.

The real point here is that after House of Balloons, The Weeknd were unavoidable - everyone knew him. They even talked about him in mags like People and Ent Weekly and shit like that. The hype has been building for almost a year. You also have to take into account their association and endorsement from Drake, who is one of the biggest commercial names in music. All of that coupled with the fact he makes GREAT music, it's kind of a no-brainer that he gets that many dls and exposure. Having said that, my point was really speaking to your comment about the industry itself - - - everyone in the "industry" knows about The Weeknd, trust me. And if they don't, they either a. don't have a pulse or b. should be fired.

That's be like you saying that The Weeknd hasn't had offers from major labels yet because they don't know about him. That's completely ludicrous.

Not trying to attack you here, either. Just commenting.
10:26 AM on 08/19/11
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They have received offers, I know this for a fact. While all you said is good and true, my underlying point remains the same a year ago we had no fucking clue who this guy was...a year before in rainbows was released Radiohead was a pretty common band they had been around for 14 years...and had SIX albums out prior to it.

modus vivendi

You are making a case against my radiohead comment when I was commenting on the fact that you think the industry isn't noticing. No need for further argument. Dog chase tail.
12:05 PM on 08/19/11
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This is why I don't look for good discussion ever in news posts and stick to the forums.

What was wrong with the discussion? Thanks for contributing by the way. Your commentary is always riviting.
12:54 PM on 08/19/11
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Pointing out pointless shit, not relevant to the album or how it sounds, just to have a dick measuring contest is not what I look for in music discussion. You don't have to troll all the fucking time.

How else am I going to eat away time at work? You do the same shit with people. Pretty hasty remark there, friend.
01:00 PM on 08/19/11
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*Used to.

I don't get my jollies over getting people worked up anymore, especially over things that we both like.

That's fair. How bout I take your advice and we forget this thread ever happened? Not being tongue in cheek, because you're right.

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