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  1. This has been the most fun I've had here in years. Between that, and someone unironically using the word "snowflake," I really don't want to know what that would look like, but I can imagine. Unfortunately.
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome That's a real thing that happens, not a conspiracy theory. And from that, it's pretty easy to assume that the song is about being emotionally trapped in a bad relationship. Although I'm morbidly curious about where the adoption idea came from.
  3. It's more likely that they either lost the order or misshipped and didn't want to fess up to it, so they'll make it seem like they just had oh so many orders that they can't fulfill them. Not that overselling a CD that people want on or near release date would be any better. One of my friends STILL doesn't have their regular CD, and neither of them ever heard back about the presale code issue. US pre-sale codes might not be a big deal to a lot of people, but pretty damn important when you're trying to get seats instead of GA.
  4. I think the point is more that people overpaid for a CD they didn't really want (since buying digital is way more convenient) for presale codes they didn't get.
  5. They still don't have their CDs. They were expecting to get codes for the presale, but neither got those, either. Yes, they contacted customer support, but by the time they responded (to only one of them) it was rather too late for the pre-sale. This whole thing seems like it was shoddy.
  6. Couple of my friends ordered the regular CD so they could get the pre-sale codes. Their orders were both processed for shipping the day before release, and look like they'll arrive sometime next week. That's honestly SUPER shitty to tie something as important to people as concert tickets to buying the CD direct and then not being able to deliver that CD anywhere near release date. Especially when the shipping costs half as much as the CD does.
  7. reddit is just a rehash of the same thread multiple times a day because no one reads or contributes to one after the first hour or so, and brain damage inducing memes, unfortunately. And people using downvotes to shut down conversations or avoid having them in the first place.
  8. Between floozy/woozy and Matt's misremembering of Harry Potter, I can't even.
  9. Interestingly, I canceled my pre-order quite a while ago, and JUST got the download codes for the earlier songs now. Like I really need those once the album is out. Also got the link to Spotify, which is kind of shoddy to ask someone to go to a streaming service in the email confirmation of your having paid for the album already... Also a bit nervous now, and need to go check my bank statements to make sure they didn't charge me...
  10. I don't know how I feel at all. Something about the vocals on the album bugs me all the way through, but I can't really put my finger on it. I'm wondering if I'd just heard the album straight through instead of hearing so many of the songs individually before hand if I'd like the whole better. Did having 3-4 songs that I strongly didn't connect to so early on taint my views, or am I just old and cynical. (I mean, I know I'm that last one... but is that the ONLY reason? )
  11. I always felt like hearing a little snippet of a favorite song live was more of a slap in the face. Seen a few big bands do it, and inevitably one of the songs was one I never had seen before and was dying to, and it left me feeling crappy.
  12. The site and the stores are largely separate, and the latter is (hopefully) more secure.
  13. Or he's just saying that to deflect from his inability to actually write them. Sour grapes and all.
  14. It doesn't link to the same page in the US; it just says not available outside the UK, then links to the US Store, which only has the option to pre-order. I assume the UK likely has some rules about this sort of thing that the US doesn't.
  15. If they're not going to make even a reasonable attempt at making those small shows accessible to a decent amount of fans, they absolutely should put a couple "hardcore" pleasers into the arena/stadium sets. There's just no reason not to. A crowd of radio listeners isn't going to storm out in anger because they spent 4 minutes not knowing a song. How many people do we reckon actually knew The Globalist, btw? Seeing as it wasn't a single, and wasn't even available on stuff like Spotify without a premium account. They weren't shy about playing that 10+ minute monstrosity. Anyways, plenty of other bands play a song or two for their old school crowd, and it seems to work out pretty well for them.
  16. But hey, they're going to have actors and dancers to distract us from how bored the band looks!
  17. It further alienated fans that were already getting frustrated with the band refusing to play older songs, let alone rarities, giving them a glimpse through crappy cell phone footage of the band doing exactly what they've wanted them to do, while giving them no hope of seeing any of it for themselves. Basically, for no reason and with no warning, they put on the show that was the "hardcore" fans' wet dream and then persistently refused to play even a couple (or one, for the most part) of those songs outside some random ass gig. Then they promised to release video footage, which may have been better than nothing... and then didn't.
  18. Hey, of course the answer to people not being able to see the band over other people's heads is to put the band so high in the air that NO ONE can see them well!
  19. I think the difference for me was I wasn't hyped after the first two song releases from T2L. At all. So a lot of the rest of the songs surprised me.
  20. Matt blatantly compares new songs to old favorites knowing he's going to get attention from those same "old fans" he complains about. That's pretty obvious. And why it's hard to really trust what he says.
  21. I still, despite the bad taste Survival and Madness left in my mouth, enjoy T2L, and especially in comparison to TR.
  22. "Urban" is always used by people who want to say "black people" and then be able to play the victim when people call them out as racist. Which they are. "Urban" implies not just cities, but "inner cities" which are traditionally viewed as being the ghettos and high crime areas. He knew exactly what he was saying, and it's despicable.
  23. There's some really great articles out there about how album art has changed from, well, art, to branding in the digital age, how it impacts the artists involved, etc. It's fascinating, but also rather soul crushing for some of the artists involved, and the loss of full album art as artistic expression. Then again, I'm old, and I also bemoan the loss of instruction manuals with video games.
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