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04:50 PM on 01/15/13 
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Ryan Dennehy
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Good for him.
05:36 PM on 01/15/13 
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jeffersin
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I like some Cobra songs
08:36 AM on 01/16/13 
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rawesome
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There's no story, really. I just think this site's users in general are really hypocritcal when it comes to things like "selling out." Gabe starts a new band looking for mainstream appeal, has some success, and suddenly he's a pariah, the butt of every joke, etc. fun. does the same thing, appears on Glee, sells their songs to every corporation that can write them a check, does collabroations with Pink, etc, and they're lauded as heroes. Next year at this time somebody will bump this thread and Nate Ruess' $3-5 million net worth will be received with "dude deserves it." Why not Gabe?

I'm not even saying this as a fan of either band - I just don't get why one guy trying to be rich and famous is okay with everybody, but the other isn't.
Mostly because Cobra Starship sucks probably.
08:40 AM on 01/16/13 
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Mostly because Cobra Starship sucks probably.

Subjective, but a fair point. I think a lot of people would say the same about fun if it wasn't for their background, though.
02:25 PM on 01/16/13 
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rawesome
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Subjective, but a fair point. I think a lot of people would say the same about fun if it wasn't for their background, though.
I don't know, man. Everyone I know (that is aware of them) loves Midtown. They're probably just as, if not more, well-liked than The Format. Gabe just doesn't seem as interested in making compelling music, and despite the fact that Some Nights is clearly an album that was written using radio pop/rock conventions, it's still pretty great and inventive songwriting. I mean Nate's most banal lyrics are still leagues ahead of pretty much anything in any Cobra Starship song; let's be real here.

That being said, this thread is a whole heap of silliness because who really cares?
02:30 PM on 01/16/13 
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I don't know, man. Everyone I know (that is aware of them) loves Midtown. They're probably just as, if not more, well-liked than The Format. Gabe just doesn't seem as interested in making compelling music, and despite the fact that Some Nights is clearly an album that was written using radio pop/rock conventions, it's still pretty great and inventive songwriting. I mean Nate's most banal lyrics are still leagues ahead of pretty much anything in any Cobra Starship song; let's be real here.

That being said, this thread is a whole heap of silliness because who really cares?

Yeah I hear you. The songwriting for fun. is better, I'm not disputing that. My point is more so that if The Format had never been around, fun. would have been dismissed as just another radio-pop band. They'd get no coverage on this website (aside from people bashing them along with everything else on the radio). This community's knee jerk reaction to hearing "We Are Young" (if it was a new, unknown band) on the radio would be to dislike it.

But yeah at the end of the day it's silly. I'm happy for Gabe, happy for Nate.
03:12 PM on 01/16/13 
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Yeah I hear you. The songwriting for fun. is better, I'm not disputing that. My point is more so that if The Format had never been around, fun. would have been dismissed as just another radio-pop band. They'd get no coverage on this website (aside from people bashing them along with everything else on the radio). This community's knee jerk reaction to hearing "We Are Young" (if it was a new, unknown band) on the radio would be to dislike it.

But yeah at the end of the day it's silly. I'm happy for Gabe, happy for Nate.
Bah humbug! I'm not happy for anyone*!





*Except Chris Brown...$21 million after all of the stupid shit he's done? The man must be a marketing genius.
05:07 PM on 01/16/13 
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I bet everyone in here wanted to be worth at least a million dollars.
05:18 PM on 01/16/13 
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Yeah I hear you. The songwriting for fun. is better, I'm not disputing that. My point is more so that if The Format had never been around, fun. would have been dismissed as just another radio-pop band.

Well, don't forget Aim and Ignite existed.
07:21 PM on 01/17/13 
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Plies - Net Worth, $10 million are you fucking kidding me

fuck my life
07:28 PM on 01/17/13 
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White
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Bah humbug! I'm not happy for anyone*!





*Except Chris Brown...$21 million after all of the stupid shit he's done? The man must be a marketing genius.

It's all about who you know, and Brown's got a powerful friend in Rihanna.

Except she's technically not that powerful since she's still trying to recover from the horrid beating she got, but you know what I mean.

/topical



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