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A lot of the bands that get talked up round here don't chart much as far as I know
Originally Posted by John King
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There's a definite kind of indie snobbery about loving obscure-ish groups. I'm really pleased the utterly wonderful Elbow are finally getting the kind of sales their music deserves, but at the same time I feel a bit resentful of all the Johnny-come-latelys. I've been here since 2000; where the **** were you?! Guy Garvey, who's a great, witty bear of a performer, himself acknowledged this at their gig at The Corn Exchange in Cambridge; he said "This gig sold out before we won the Mercury, so we know we're amongst friends". Wouldn't have taken me much to turn for him after that.
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I think most of the decent bands fly under the radar when it comes to charting in popular music charts. Occasionally they'll pop up with a single or two, but I don't think the charts are a valuable indicator of what's good. I saw an interesting program a few years back on how the record companies manipulate the charts, but it was so long ago I can't remember enough of it to quote anything here.
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