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  1. 14 points
    Okay since I'm ill and have too much time on my hands, I've done the dirty work this year. I gave 10 to the top album, 9 to the second etc., then added up the scores. Up to 30th place there's some clear ordering but then there's a lot of 6 way draws so I'll just provide the top 30: 28. Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy Ryan Adams - The Prisoner Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights 27. Paramore - Hard Times 26. London Grammar - The Truth is a Beautiful Thing 24. The Cribs - 24/7 Rockstar Shit The Moonlandingz - Interplanetary Class Classics 23. Sundara Karma - Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect 22. Bonobo - Migration 21. Loyle Carner - Yesterday's Gone 19. Sampha - Process Brand New - Science Fiction 18. The Horrors - V 17. Father John Misty - Pure Comedy 16. Idles - Brutalism 13. Los Campesinos! - Sick Scenes Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark? Run The Jewels - RTJ3 12. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream 10. St. Vincent - MASSEDUCATION Queens of the Stone Age - Villains 9. The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding 8. Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life 7. Slowdive - Slowdive 6. The xx - I See You 5. Arcade Fire - Everything Now 4. LCD Soundsystem - american dream 3. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. 2. Lorde - Melodrama 1. The National - Sleep Well Beast So there you have it, efestivals' year in music! Roll on 2018
  2. 12 points
    matt42 getting killed, just like the good old days
  3. 12 points
    So who wants some line-up info?
  4. 12 points
    To whoever keeps downvoting every comment I write, you've missed a couple above. Catch up!
  5. 12 points
  6. 10 points
    stop teenagers enjoying music 2018
  7. 10 points
    Merry Christmas Guys!!! Hope u all get reading tickets!!! Xx
  8. 9 points
    Which of you miserable bastards downvoted?
  9. 8 points
    honestly very pleased dan's dropped this info as it's been so dry that i've started thinking about what films will be playing in the 1xtra tent after the acts finish
  10. 8 points
    Tool look so different in that picture.
  11. 8 points
    This time 12 months ago The National were just a name of little significance to me. Fast forward a year and I’ve seen them twice, seeing them again next summer and own every album of theirs on vinyl. It’s been a great year for music IMO, but discovering The National has been the undisputed highlight for me.
  12. 8 points
    Might go and see if my mother and father in law will take my wife back so i can marry her younger sister!
  13. 7 points
  14. 7 points
    It wasn't a question.
  15. 7 points
    Yeah, a hunna.
  16. 7 points
    R+L tweeted saying Merry Christmas, Micheal Buble and Mariah Carey in with a shout now?
  17. 7 points
  18. 6 points
    Oh by the way I met The Cribs after their gig in Southampton the other night and they said they're headlining the Lock Up. Forgot to mention it on here at the time.
  19. 6 points
    Scenes when it turns out Eavis has been leaking the Glasto headliners in the Wychwood section of eFests for the last 5 years and no one's realised.
  20. 6 points
  21. 6 points
    Starting to actually like Dudey Rhino now. He's just like one of us. Not joining his sesh gremlins in Orange tho.
  22. 6 points
    At least we can stop discussing whether Bicep will be there or not, sick of those discussions.
  23. 6 points
  24. 6 points
    I see that the bookies have knocked the odds of an Oasis reunion tour in 2018 down from 100/1 to 8/1. For those unfamiliar with betting this means if you bet £10 on an Oasis reunion next year, you will lose £10.
  25. 5 points
    This is absolute nonsense. Linkin Park and their success have absolutely nothing to do with bands like Twenty One Pilots being pushed by the rock media. That's like saying Green Day and Blink-182 are to blame for the rock media pushing 5 Seconds of Summer. They're not. When homeboy from 5 Seconds of Summer was still in kindergarten, Busted were doing exactly what 5S0S are doing now. Putting out watered down pop songs vaguely masquerading as pop-punk, which had obviously been inspired by Green Day and Blink-182. What they were putting out then had far more to do with Blink-182 than the vast majority of what 5 Seconds of Summer have produced, but when they were smashing the charts were they on the front cover of Kerrang and Rock Sound? No. They were on the front cover of Smash Hits and nobody in the rock media would touch them with a barge pole. 12 years ago when red beanie Aldi Eminem from Twenty One Pilots was still an 18 year old working part-time in a Walmart, Lil Chris was getting Top 3 UK singles. His one single 'Checking It Out' has more guitar parts in 3 minutes than Twenty One Pilots have in a 4 album back catalogue. But was Lil Chris on the front cover of Kerrang and Rock Sound? No. If Lil Chris was smashing up the UK charts right now, Rock Sound would be shitting out articles on him on an hourly basis. The problems you've got is the decline of print media and journalistic credibility as a result of desperation. Nothing to do with bands or what music has become popular. Maybe part of it is actually Rock Sound or Kerrang actively seeking out part of the demographic that would generally have bought Smash Hits, or even the bands that would've been on the front covers of Smash Hits. There's definitely money in it and they've taken it in recent years. But ultimately with your point, it's not a case of "well if Hybrid Theory didn't blow up and become one of the biggest albums ever, then something heavier and better would". That's not how it works. The idea that Linkin Park are somehow responsible for rock music being in "a bad way" is mental. I'll put it to you like this. If you went back in time and you somehow prevented Linkin Park from ever being a band, then you immediately came back to 2018...do you think bands like While She Sleeps are selling out back to back nights at The 02? Do you think bands like Code Orange are headlining Download? I honestly think if Linkin Park and Hybrid Theory never happened, there's a pretty good chance that Download Festival doesn't even exist. Go to pretty much any rock/metal festival or gig up and down the country and ask anyone under the age of like 35 what band/album got them into rock or metal? 3 guesses as to what the most answered album/band combo is.
  26. 5 points
    is that a serious question
  27. 5 points
    Hey everyone, Sheldon, host from SoundCheck and currently a very hated man on the internet, here! Enjoyed reading these comments during the lineup fiasco. Just wanted to clarify I few things on here as this is where the majority of discussion was - appreciate there's been another leak so I won't post anything after this to avoid taking up more of the feed than we already have! TLDR: Went well, had fun, no harm intended. We never intended the mock lineup to go any further than Reddit and it was purely to see if anyone read as far down to our name and checked us out. The Bicep thing was totally unplanned and I was actually kind of mortified when we saw what he'd commented because we knew it was going to be picked up on. We didn't convince many here, but some said the lineup was disappointing, this was genuinely intended to be the case and tbf I usually find the first announcement to be lack lustre compared to the final poster although I do believe all acts have a chance to play and they're all worth checking out if you haven't already. Paramore have every right to headline the festival over Royal Blood and my actual prediction is Bicep headlining every day with Melvin Benn monologuing on every slot on every stage. Either way, it's been a pleasure, hope to stick around here too. Link to the fake poster at the bottom if you want to play around with it. @SomeoneListeningIn watching your internal turmoil over that lineup was worth the whole ordeal. I can confirm I hadn't looked at this forum before making the poster (except maybe back in 2010 when I first went to Reading). I have never had any training in Photoshop beyond YouTube tutorials. You also basically ousted it as us too, so well done for that! @Mattymooz The poster was in fact made from scratch and based on the previous year's layout, it took me about an hour to put together but longer to decide on which bands should go on it. I look forward to your cage match this year. @Hawky Thank you for your applauding of effort, the bands took a long time! @pepesilvia Thank you for the comments on the quality, I am indeed hear to be Mattymooz's padawan. @dentalplan Amazing spot on the I in my typeface, who would've thought PT Sans would've caused me such a headache! Hadn't found the style guide in my research but absolutely wish I had now. Festival nerds do indeed exist outside of this forum, Reddit and Twitter are my stomping ground! @Jack w Considering we're such a small operation I think we've had some pretty decent acts on as guests (Enter Shikari, Joe Lycett, Dua Lipa), regardless - I'm sorry you're not a fan, hopefully we'll win you over someday. https://www.dropbox.com/s/7bke0p4si0atfyp/First Announcement.psd?dl=0
  28. 5 points
    @eFestivals till major mobile virus scams going on. Nearly every page after a few seconds making you shut the browser totally
  29. 5 points
  30. 5 points
    They probably will now that Josh Homme has.
  31. 5 points
    Bar Tool is back online, I've just read through his responses from today, few bits of info! In response to whether we'll get news when the prices go up... The offer ends on Monday night. Tuesday will raise the price, although there are very few bonds on sale. News at the end of the week. In response to someone mentioning if Wolf Alice will be there... Next week we announce more bands. Regarding the ticket sales of Saturday... Surprisingly, on Saturday, it only carries 2,000 less-than-sales tickets on Thursday. The fertilizers will be exhausted in a few days. Regarding the amount of bands... They have had to make readjustments for several factors and the final poster will be 130 bands. (Also mentioned some bands have asked for long slots so 2/3 acts have been moved, that's why there's been 'adjustments' to avoid major clashes) When asked if Moby can be ruled out... Moby fits in the line of the festival. Also when asked if it would be a headliner next Friday from 'the other side of the pond' he just put three smiley faces. Justice and Massive Attack will be on the 'Electronica' Stage. Also ruled out Neil Young but said he's planned for future editions. When asked regarding transport info etc. he did mention this will come next week, possibly before the Friday artist announcements. From all of the above I'm going to assume an American headliner (Jack White?) is being announced next Friday and possible Arctics as well? Rock Werchter have said their next announcement is mid January, so if they're also waiting on them Friday 12th is around mid Jan... if not perhaps first headliner Friday 12th, Arctics W/C 15th?
  32. 5 points
    I read yday that Honeyblood are doing a ‘digital tour’, in which their show in London will be streamed live at small venues around the UK. I hope no band ever does this again.
  33. 5 points
    Hey at least Kurt knows now that this forum is friendly as fuck.
  34. 4 points
    There are going to be a lot of excited people finishing work and seeing these 6 extra pages and getting very excited only to be met with...well, I'm not quite sure what on earth it's turned into.
  35. 4 points
    Even I'd like to know names as well, I don't think that revenge is the good way to act... Because, by doing this here, you take the risk to import negativity from foroazkena or clashes... I guess that a lot among us don't want it there... Welcome to eFestivals by the way I also want to say, after having read everything above about Bar Tool etc. It's always the same : there's a big difference between "I don't like this band/festival" and "fuck this band/festival" . So please respect tastes of each other, to go to these events is a privilege first. I say it on this thread but it's valid for the other threads and for everyone who already criticized with a bad behaviour : be more kind. No negativity before a fest.
  36. 4 points
    It's horses for courses of course but I much prefer how the Primavera headliners are lining up than the Mad Cool ones. For every Massive Attack, QOTSA and Tame Impala on the Mad Cool lineup there's a Kasabian, Snow Patrol and Jack Jones. And you can be sure that the undercard has more strength in depth. 100% agree with this comment too: "I really hope Björk and Nick Cave are in the actual line up, maybe not as popular as Arctic Monkeys but two of the most influential/consistent artists in the last 20 years."
  37. 4 points
    I really hope Björk and Nick Cave are in the actual line up, maybe not as popular as Arctic Monkeys but two of the most influential/consistent artists in the last 20 years.
  38. 4 points
    Those are die-hard Primavera Sound freaks. This is the festival where they are selling extra tickets for two The Magnetic Fields Shows and the stage is overcrowded when Seu Jorge is playing. So no, I don't think so.
  39. 4 points
    The Maccabees have split up
  40. 4 points
    you just posted those pictures to prove you're friends with girls
  41. 4 points
    I always assumed @Andre91 was a guy but I've just matched her on Tinder.
  42. 4 points
    slight error in the list, fixed it now
  43. 4 points
    People like Everything Now and voted for Brexit, you can't trust people, Mash.
  44. 4 points
    Did you ever pay money to hear music performed by California funk-rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers?
  45. 4 points
    Cancel everything. Daft Punk IS playing...at my house, my house.
  46. 4 points
    Might go and ask if they'll refund my car for the price I paid for it so I can buy it at the price it is worth now.
  47. 4 points
    Catfish and the Bottlemen playing Pitchfork Music Festival would be like Protomartyr playing the Capital FM Summertime Ball.
  48. 4 points
    Wouldn't mind if he didn't come back at all tbh. Sure he's a legend but I feel with the release of the new album 90% of people, even a lot of his die hard fans, hate it. I don't think he'll ever play Reading again tbh.
  49. 3 points
    I will move mountains to avoid the XX! Haha
  50. 3 points
    That would make me cry too, awesome pressie, brilliant live, seen them at many a festival but never their own gig.... well done Mr Gumby OH made me cry this year, but only because the pressies he got me shows he listened to snippets of stuff, and gets me ... which he hasn't for year, He suffers from depression and this year is the first year for years and years he has been out to the shops/got excited over christmas and has put thought into it ... the best present for me by far is that he was 'back' and living again and laughing