The users of this site have a reputation. Earlier tonight, I was told by different industry professionals that this site has a "rough crowd", that the general perception is that the users are vocal and often critical, but have a deep, vast knowledge of the music they love.
It's time to put your penchant for speaking your mind to the test and see if the general perception is true, as we would like you all to give predictions of what you think will happen in 2008 in the music world.
What bands do you think will hit the mainstream in the way Paramore did in 2007? Are there any bands that you think will fade into obscurity? What surprises do you think 2008 has in store for the music world? What other predictions do you have? Be sure to back up your prediction with reasoning.
Your predictions in this thread will be remembered as we will revisit this question during the final week of 2008 to see who was right with what. Call it now and make all of the predictions you can. We will find out how vast the AP members' knowledge truly is.
I think Green Day's new album will flop, even with their new, much younger fans, because they're running out of fuel.
I think Fall Out Boy's bubble of fame will also pop, because Pete Wentz can't keep them in the spotlight forever.
And while I hope that a band like the Silversun Pickups will get their big break in '08, I sadly don't see it happening, and instead predict that most of the pop-punkers with solid followings will skyrocket in popularity, like Red Jumpsuit, and Cute Is What We Aim For.