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23 February 2006

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mwanji
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It's pretty obvious that you can't sell 360,000 copies in a week (in the UK alone, which is pretty incredible when you consider that this week's Billboard #1 sold something like 120,000, in the US) without more PR than simply encouraging file-sharing. The AMs have been hyped for a while: I first heard about them on the BBC late last year, when many celebrities were touting them as "big in 2006."

I've listened to a few mp3s and my reaction was "incredible energy, but it's just good old rock 'n' roll." I don't know all the bands listed in the posts you linked to, but the AMs are far more visceral (and, if what Simon Reynolds has said about them is true, far more plain-spoken) than, say, Franz Ferdinand.

DJA
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the AMs are far more visceral (and, if what Simon Reynolds has said about them is true, far more plain-spoken) than, say, Franz Ferdinand.

See, that's a band whose popularity and critical acclaim I don't quite get, either, and I'd agree that the Arctic Monkeys are clearly much better than FF.

mwanji
3.

What are you doing up at 5:29 AM ? :-)

DJA
4.

Oh, you know, the usual...

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