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01:06 AM on 05/01/13
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Finally listened to the full thing.

This is by FAR my least favorite thing Andrew has ever done. Very disappointing.

What?!?!?!?!
12:15 PM on 05/01/13
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?? Seems most agree with me. It's pretty bland.
Pretty sure most are loving this from what I (and others) have seen. It's fun. It's very well written pop music. I think it's awesome.
01:21 PM on 05/01/13
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http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3074161

Should join that thread.

I'd disagree, with it being fun, awesome, or all that well written. The lyrics are good but the "instrumentation" itself isn't very well written at all. It's Owl City-esque.
Yeah the couple people hating it on this website doesn't account for everyone. There's an overwhelming amount of positive comments on twitter, instagram, iTunes reviews, etc. Critics are also loving it from what I've seen. I can't stand Owl City either, so I don't know how you could compare the two, other than the synth intro to "Catching Cold." I understand how one who holds such high expectations from his old material could find this disappointing, but think of this as a separate project, not a continuation. I think this could be a big break for him mainstream wise if this gets the promotion it deserves. "After the Fire" is a Top 40 hit.
02:08 PM on 05/01/13
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There is absolutely zero potential in "After the Fire" being a Top 40 hit. I doubt it ever gets played on the radio at all.

I never even claimed it would ever even surface on radio. I said, if promoted correctly and if it got to mainstream radio platforms, it could be extremely successful.
04:15 PM on 05/01/13
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Yeah, but that's not what it takes to be a Top 40 song.

Yeah, then what does it take? I'm not talking business logistics. To be a Top 40 hit, the song has to have appeal, it has to be like able. What I'm saying is it could fit right in with other songs on the radio right now. I have already shown this to younger relatives and friends and such who listen to Top 40 (from middle school-highschool) and they're already hooked. The same people who've never even given any other music I've played from the scene a chance.
02:24 PM on 05/02/13
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These small anecdotal stories don't really prove anything at all.

And what it takes is more than I have time to talk about in a forum thread.

And, looking at the current radio landscape, I don't see where this fits ... honestly, the song's just not a strong enough mainstream pop song to make it on the radio.
Each to his own I suppose. But: did anyone actually think "Some Nights" or "Carry On" would become a huge mainstream hit? Where was there room for that on the radio landscape at the time?
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