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  1. Matt42

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    As you’ve never been to Glastonbury it might be a surprise to you. But the festival tries to book a bit of everything, it’s a festival of contemporary performing arts. The reason why it will never look like your metal indie utopia is because download / R&L / whatever exist and Glastonbury isn’t trying to be a carbon copy of them? It also isn’t in the business of only catering to your music taste.
  2. Matt42

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    Oh so you’ve not just never been to Glastonbury, you haven’t got a bloody clue about the place.
  3. Matt42

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    Download / Hell Fest fan can’t quite get his head around why non heavy metal fests don’t book heavy metal.
  4. Matt42

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    Yes, if it’s true then that may be the case.
  5. Matt42

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    Today I learned that the National and Bon Iver make mainstream pop.
  6. Matt42

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    Folklore and Evermore? You are a troll.
  7. Matt42

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    Music tastes aside how can you listen to Taylor’s last two albums and call them mainstream pop? I’m going to take a guess you’ve not listened to much of her material at all and formed an assumption on some of her greatest hits.
  8. Matt42

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    I absolutely cannot see Emily booking three white blokes ever again. Not after how vocal she has been about switching it up and diversifying bookings. I think the 1975 info is absolute guff. There are much bigger acts at play.
  9. Matt42

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    If she got her masters back it would be pretty substantial, no need to release anymore re-recordings and clears the path for a new album cycle. If she doesn’t get them back, it’s back to the re-recordings (whether she wants to do them anymore). I can see why she’s holding off planning a tour if she doesn’t know what albums she’s going to be promoting for it.
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    Just sharing something discussed separately - there has been a floating rumour in Swift’s fandom that she is in negotiations to get her masters back. This would explain why we’ve heard so little from her, and there’s no indication of when a tour is going ahead. It would also explain the gigantic gaps between re-recordings when it’s believed 1989 and some others have been finished for a while. If she’s deep in legal proceedings she won’t be able to comment or anything, or act as if something is a done deal. It would make total sense to me why she’s basically put her career on pause until this works out. Emily saying we’d love to have her when she next tours doesn’t make me think a tour is in the works just yet - but who knows, she might surprise us.
  11. Matt42

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    This is where he announces a Wembley stadium date Glasto Saturday, as he loves to do this every year.
  12. Matt42

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    I’ve been a massive Elton doubter but him clearing his schedule for Glasto weekend when Paris dates were in the diary, sorta hard to argue that isn’t suspicious.
  13. Matt42

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    Not this again. The rumour that refuses to die.
  14. Matt42

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    I don’t doubt the 1975 would get a number 1. It’s not hard to get a number 1 if you release at a time with no competition and you’re an act with a following. Having a #1 is more about when you release it. Some acts get #1 with very small numbers now.
  15. Matt42

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    The problem with the 1975 is they’ve done a pretty poor job at proving their credibility outside of their core fan base. They do well at R&L because the demographic pool is right within their core fanbase. They are seen as a bit of a joke to people who don’t follow them, and I think their theatrics just make people eye roll. Matt Healy is a massive turn off. Of course they will have a following and it will speak to some people, but I can’t help feeling like you either drink the 1975 kool aid or you can’t stand them. It’s not a great position for them to be in. They’ve not become a headliner in any major music market other than a few UK festivals, and they’ve doubled down on making music for their core fanbase. I can’t see how all of this is going to unwind with one album. When things move in a certain direction it takes a substantial change to set it back on course. I can’t help but feel like if there were more popular touring “bands” on the circuit, we would consider them pretty low down in the pile. They are staying afloat due to the lack of rock band options, not because they deserve to be in with a shot.
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