This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast looks at the music industry and the business it's become. We start by looking at record sales and how in 2014 we don't really have an accurate way of counting them. This then leads to a question posed to us on Facebook about when bands break up and there's this huge wave of support, where were all those fans during the band's career? We also look at some of the behind-the-scenes aspects to Thomas's New Found Glory review and all of the comments he's seen on this site and elsewhere. Was his review disrespectful to the band? Why did the new album get a 4 when the last album got an 8? How does a reviewer's opinion change and what responsibility do they have in explaining this to their audience? We end talking about Punk Goes Pop 6. I am unimpressed. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
JT Recs: The Spectacular Now, Straylight Run, Anadivine, Copeland
TN Recs: Kevin Devine
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