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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

November 6, 2007 – Eagles debuts at #1 on Australia and UK album charts!!
Eagles' Long Road Out of Eden debuts at #1 in the Australia and UK album charts! Thanks to the Australia and UK fans for their great support.


I dare any one of you to go out and buy this piece of crap.

(Yes, I'm a fan and have every album. Except this garbage.)

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People buy it based on the Eagles' previous triumphs, and the fact that fans are starved for anything new.

Another example of numbers meaning little is Yes' Tales From Topographic Oceans. Pre-sales and curiosity (re: the brilliant Fragile and Close To The Edge) sold that record, not the music. I am a huge Yes fan, and I especially enjoy sides 1 and 4 of that album, but 2 and 3 are so overblown that I can barely get through them. The band even admitted to purposely repeating some parts, purely to increase the running time.

I'm sure there are plenty more examples.



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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are bands an artists that have such a high status that no matter what they put out it will still reach the #1 spot.
Madonna's 'American Life' was a horrendous piece of shit, and it went to #1 in a countless number of countries including the U.S.

So what does this pointless topic mean? Does this mean that the U.S. Charts are always topped by good music?
Check the Billboard Top 100 albums, and you'll find that Nickelback's "All The Right Reasons" has been the best selling album of the past year going 7x Platinum.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How do you know it's a piece of crap if you haven't bought it?

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

How do you know it's a piece of crap if you haven't bought it?


Perhaps he was naughty and downloaded a copy.

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Posted: 06 Nov 07, 19:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

How do you know it's a piece of crap if you haven't bought it?


Word of mouth? We all know how most people are easily influenced.



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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Another example of numbers meaning little is Yes' Tales From Topographic Oceans. Pre-sales and curiosity (re: the brilliant Fragile and Close To The Edge) sold that record, not the music. I am a huge Yes fan, and I especially enjoy sides 1 and 4 of that album, but 2 and 3 are so overblown that I can barely get through them. The band even admitted to purposely repeating some parts, purely to increase the running time.


Are you bad mouthing "The Remembering"? One of the greatest peices in prog rock history. Granted side 3 is basically filler and the whole album as a whole is hard to listen through in one sitting, but TFTO is my favourite album by Yes. :)

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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do like The Remembering very much, but sometimes there are a few minutes I'd just like to cut out!

Overall, I love most of Tales, but not more than Fragile, Close To The Edge, Relayer, Going For The One, or even The Ladder.



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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, so much to discuss!!

Jingles: This was NOT a pointless thread or a shot at the UK. I'm sure this piece of crap will make it's way up the US charts. Since it's exclusively sold at Walmart in the US, that's guaranteed. (See: Creed / Best Buy a few years back)

Yesfans: Yeah, Bob, I too happen to listen to Tales more than any other old album, so I guess it's at least in my top 3 of old Yes. Relayer, for some reason, edges out every other one. Maybe it's Moraz, but Rick is greatness. I can't figure it out, myself!!! Filler stuff, yes, but all albums have that (except Frampton Comes Alive).

P_G: I didn't have to buy it, thankfully. We received a promotional copy and played/reviewed it on the radio show. The feedback the next day was 95% - Thanks for saving me $12. Do yourself a favor, buy it used. Don't worry, it's already there I'm sure. You'll see what I mean. Listen for the new "chick" in the band. Oh wait, that was Timothy B Schmidt.

By the way, Don Henley recorded EVERY vocal part from his couch. No joke.

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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Overall, I love most of Tales, but not more than Fragile, Close To The Edge, Relayer, Going For The One, or even The Ladder.


Ah, I'm not the only one that places The Ladder in that special group. Plus I usually include The Yes Album in there, as I'm sure you do.

Fitting that Bruce's final work came out so good.

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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can I get someone in agreeance with me. Time and A Word is Yes' most underated album.

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Posted: 07 Nov 07, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about most underrated, but I love Time & A Word. I think, when it came out it was received well, but still lacked that mainstream punch that The Yes Album seemed to knock thru.

Still, I think it's one of Jon's best vocals, ever.