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12:03 PM on 10/30/07 
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One of the best live bands I've ever seen. Going to the show in Philadelphia tonight, and didn't see a thread on them. I know the "official" tag is usually reserved for bands like Brand New, Fall Out Boy, Saves the Day, but I think in the next year Manchester will get to that level.

Share you stories, thoughts, dreams, or anything else about the band here.
12:16 PM on 10/30/07 
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Never understood the buzz around this band, aside from opening for Brand New.
12:21 PM on 10/30/07 
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Agreed.
01:10 PM on 10/30/07 
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They are so generic it's laughable. Only pop punk fans who don't know anything about good indie would like this band.

Only elitist indie fans would fail to recognize a great band.

I'm assuming you've never seem them live, which is part of what makes this band so good.
01:34 PM on 10/30/07 
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This is the first time I am going to call an album not technically released this year my album of the year.
02:39 PM on 10/30/07 
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Great bands do not rip off other bands. Manchester Orchestra sound almost exactly like Built to Spill and Placebo. It is embaressing how many idiotic Brand New fans think they invented the sound they plagiarised.



I have and they were average. Just because a band can perform average songs well does not stop those songs being average.

There's nothing average about "Where have you been"
02:46 PM on 10/30/07 
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Only elitist indie fans would fail to recognize a great band.

I'm assuming you've never seem them live, which is part of what makes this band so good.
haha I love how one's dislike for a band can't be rooted in anything other than elitism. Furthermore, replace the "elitist indie fans" portion of your comment with an enthusiast of any other genre and you're partaking in the very discrimination you were attempting to condemn. Bravo.

As for the band's purportedly solid live show, I can't see how it would detract from the generally mediocre songs they've released.
02:57 PM on 10/30/07 
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I love it.

I thought they were incredible in the live videos I've seen.

Seems as if I am a pop-punk fan who doesn't know anything about good indie. Oh well.
03:15 PM on 10/30/07 
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I love it.

I thought they were incredible in the live videos I've seen.

Seems as if I am a pop-punk fan who doesn't know anything about good indie. Oh well.

Oh well, you enjoy the music so that's all that should matter.

I've only seen them briefly at a festival, but was suprised the singer could hit the notes so well live.
03:38 PM on 10/30/07 
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Great band.
04:19 PM on 10/30/07 
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Saw them in a bar/cafe in erm... Manchester about a month ago.

Hadn't heard much from them, but my bro had the album. They were amazing.

Expect them to grow over here soon as they're supporting Kings Of Leon (massive in the UK) at the end of the year.

Saying that, the lead singer was delighted at the turn out anyway, which was pretty impressive. Many Brand New t-shirts there.

Lead singer was also "delighted to finally play in the city they named the bad after." Legend.
04:55 PM on 10/30/07 
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They are so generic it's laughable. Only pop punk fans who don't know anything about good indie would like this band.
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