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, but they weren't getting the airplay representative to the size of followers they had.


But see, they were, just not on top 40 radio. They got plenty of airplay on AOR stations.

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Well that's what I mean by popularity. Top 40 and MTV. When I read that article I thought that was what the author was getting at.


The time frame you are talking about, hair metal was dominant. In the early 80's there was plenty of rock on the charts. Maybe no better than hair metal in some respects, but stuff like Styx, REO, Journey, Foreigner (Today's Classic Rock radio festival acts). As well Tom Petty, Billy Squire, I'm counting all of that as rock. And older bands like Led Zepplin, plus bands I mentioned, VH, AC/DC and Rush that didn't have hit singles, but still got lots of AOR airplay, had monster albums and tours. Sure by the late 80;s hair metal had taken over top 40, but I'd argue once a genre like that hits top 40, it's already dead.

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And stop dissing Def Leppard. Don't even try and front like you weren't rocking out to Pyromania and Hysteria with your mullett.


I loved Hi and Dry and Pyromania. DL got a lot of play on MTV. But with Hysteria, they lost me like Rick Allen's left arm.



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St Augustine
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I do think a major problem with alt-rock is that it steadfastly refuses to rock. The reason Grizzly Bear sucks is that the music just sort of sits there. It is meant to be appreciated, but it doesn't really connect on a visceral level. The Black Keys have always rocked. And I've loved 'em for it.


Amen. Some people are so damn obsessed over bickering over semantics of sub genres of modern rock they fail to realize that most somewhat readily available rock music(speaking in generalities) just doesn't really rock anymore. I've tried to listen to bands like the japandroids and titus andronicus that are often championed as some of the better rock bands going today and can't get into it for anything. I'm sure tthat'll draw some snarky comment from somebody but the majority of it just sounds like a damn redundant wall of noise to me....and not a good wall of noise.

I work 50-60 hours a week and have a a new son. I don't really have time to dig for good new rock music. So I continue to listen to songs from the past. It would be sweet to have some decent rock radio.
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TheDoc
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re: The death of rock n roll
Check out last.fm and type in some of your favorite bands.


RollTide1987
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re: The death of rock n roll
Mumford & Sons is the first mainstream rock group I have liked for a long while. They have a different sound to them and it is very appealing to me for some reason.



St Augustine
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Check out last.fm and type in some of your favorite bands.




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TheDoc
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Mumford & Sons


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mainstream rock group


Does not compute


RollTide1987
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Does not compute



They've come into the mainstream. Babel hit #1 on the Billboard charts and they just won the Grammy for Album of the Year. How is that not categorized as mainstream? They aren't really a niche band anymore. They have quite the following.

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TheDoc
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re: The death of rock n roll
Mainstream ROCK band

Does not compute when talking about Mumford and sons


RollTide1987
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Mainstream ROCK band


Mumford & Sons are an English folk ROCK band. The band consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar).



TheDoc
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re: The death of rock n roll
Sticking feathers up your butt doesn't make you a chicken either.

If Mumford and sons are "rock" then fun. is "rock"

Eta: the point is neither are "rock"

It's ridiculous
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Flair Chops
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re: The death of rock n roll
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Mumford & Sons is the first mainstream rock group I have liked for a long while. They have a different sound to them and it is very appealing to me for some reason.
man, their lyrics are beautiful, but there's something about their sound that just doesn't appeal to me


TheDoc
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re: The death of rock n roll
It seems so fake and contrived to me


shuke33
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re: The death of rock n roll
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I've tried to listen to bands like the japandroids


Listen to Young Hearts Spark Fire in your car with your windows down on a summer day. YW.


Jester
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re: The death of rock n roll
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It seems so fake and contrived to me


Somewhere in some swanky hotel, the Decemberists' ears are beginning to burn.


TheDoc
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re: The death of rock n roll
Yeah, the decemberists are legit.

Mumford and sons seems so put together and fake to me.

Like its the linkin park of alt-folk


Flair Chops
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re: The death of rock n roll
maybe that's it.

eta

i usually like character in the sounds because i don't like hearing the same thing over and over, but their different is a little off-putting
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JohnZeroQ
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re: The death of rock n roll
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Mumford and sons
Every time I turn on FM radio they are playing....

Reminds me of....
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linkin park




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AlxTgr
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re: The death of rock n roll
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Yeah, the decemberists are legit.

Mumford and sons seems so put together and fake to me.


TheDoc
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re: The death of rock n roll
And you're laughing because?


AlxTgr
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re: The death of rock n roll
Because I can always count on you posting something in music threads that I completely disagree with. We are total opposites apparently.


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