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Started by itrainmonkeys, Jan 08, 2015, 02:50 pm
Quote from: insiderLet me clarify on me saying 'out' for MMJ.......that is only based upon me knowing those top 4 and assuming if MMJ was there, they would be up with those 4.
Quote from: Stevie on Jan 12, 2015, 03:42 pmIt certainly makes all the sense in the world to have MMJ back on the farm..Nothing confirmed yet on Inforoo but people certainly seem to be holding out hope still. And yeah, if the top 4 were Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5, and Mumford, then MMJ sadly would not be in that top for (due to it being based solely on popularity and not musical merit... obviously)
Quote from: Stevie on Jan 13, 2015, 11:19 amIn a matter of hours, we will have our answer. By the way, someone posted something on inforoo about MMJ that i absolutely had to respond to.. in doing so i think i've come up with a theory. Their initial post is italicized, my response is below that in normal font.Still talking new/potential headliners:...same for MMJ. I've already said this somewhere, but two albums in ten years is not convincing at all. Especially when those two albums are Evil Urges and Circuital. Like, one's decent and the other's solid, and I think they'd be headlining if they had two solid albums and two decent ones in ten years, or just one great record and one solid one, but they don't. They've been putting out ok albums every five years and that won't get you to a headliner unless you've already got a lot more great/massive albums under your belt than MMJ does.While your argument certainly has its merits, let's get some facts straight (and yes, this is probably way more than you ever wanted to discuss MMJ ;) )Off the top of my head:The Tennessee Fire: 1999At Dawn: 2001It Still Moves: 2003Z: 2005Evil Urges: 2008Circuital: 2011--------------------------New Album A: April 2015New Album B: 2016So, in the past 10 years, they have released 3 albums with a fourth on the way that will drop two months prior to Bonnaroo. It's worth noting that between Circuital and the newest album that will be released in April, Jim has produced a solo album which included a fairly lengthy tour. Add that to two full MMJ tours, and another in which they traveled with Bob Dylan and Wilco, and you can see why this last one took a little longer. How does that impact their festival status? I'm not sure. I would like to believe that they picked up some extra younger fans by including Band of Horses on their 2012 tour, and perhaps scooped up some of the older generation on the 2013 Americanarama tour. Still, while most of us would agree that they put on a better show than Billy Joel, Deadmau5, Mumford or Kendrick Lamar (albeit much different, save for perhaps Mumford), no one would say that they are as popular as those four this year. However, in terms of finally achieving that headlining slot, it's all lining up perfectly for MMJ in 2016. If not at Bonnaroo, then perhaps Coachella. Picture it: New Album A drops in April, and it's very very good. They put on another epic late night set on the farm (as well as other festivals), tour basically from June to NYE, and the buzz is strong once again. Then, new album B comes out in early 2016 and it's full throttle, warp speed to the top of the poster. Looking at it from the top down, perhaps this was the Master Plan all along. Read more: http://inforoo.com/thread/32659/2015-headliner-thread-wanna-dead?page=562#ixzz3Oic8CDDo---------------------------------------