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(New Musical Express)   Mumford & Sons forced to enlist the help of The Vaccines and Vampire Weekend to wake up the crowd at Glastonbury   (nme.com) divider line 38
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2013-07-01 09:48:37 AM  
Real exciting closers you picked there, Glastonbury.
 
2013-07-01 09:49:51 AM  
Eight mandolins at the same time!
 
2013-07-01 09:51:21 AM  
They reached peak Caucasian at this.
 
2013-07-01 09:56:38 AM  
But they couldn't farking play Bonnaroo?  Instead we got a rushed/half assed Jack Johnson show that I slept through.
 
2013-07-01 09:59:18 AM  
Best Glastonbury ever according to IOC
 
2013-07-01 10:17:12 AM  

Girion47: But they couldn't farking play Bonnaroo?  Instead we got a rushed/half assed Jack Johnson show that I slept through.


They had to cancel last minute because the bassist had a blood clot in his brain.
 
2013-07-01 10:25:57 AM  

babysealclubber: Girion47: But they couldn't farking play Bonnaroo?  Instead we got a rushed/half assed Jack Johnson show that I slept through.

They had to cancel last minute because the bassist had a blood clot in his brain.


I was there, I got all the updates, they were even talking about playing with another bassist, had it lined up and everything, and then they went and cancelled that morning.
 
2013-07-01 10:28:11 AM  
I dig The Vaccines. You should too.
 
2013-07-01 10:37:43 AM  

peachpicker: I dig The Vaccines. You should too.


I heard them at Roo while waiting on Polyphonic Spree to play a surprise set, I enjoyed them a lot.
 
2013-07-01 10:44:02 AM  
i am normally one of the folks who prides himself in not judging the musical tastes of others
however, i must make 1 exception
vampire weekend is the most overrated band in about the last 20 years
they get heaps of praise, but from the songs i've heard and the live performances i've seen on tv, they've failed to impress me even for a second

/feel free to bash me...i'm ok with that...but i stand by what i've said
 
2013-07-01 10:50:52 AM  

bungle_jr: i am normally one of the folks who prides himself in not judging the musical tastes of others
however, i must make 1 exception
vampire weekend is the most overrated band in about the last 20 years
they get heaps of praise, but from the songs i've heard and the live performances i've seen on tv, they've failed to impress me even for a second

/feel free to bash me...i'm ok with that...but i stand by what i've said


I'd say the second most overrated band in the past 20 years would be the Strokes. Wow, it turns out rich children who've had a posh existence don't have that much to say! Who new?
 
2013-07-01 10:51:52 AM  

bungle_jr: vampire weekend is the most overrated band in about the last 20 years
they get heaps of praise, but from the songs i've heard and the live performances i've seen on tv, they've failed to impress me even for a second

/feel free to bash me...i'm ok with that...but i stand by what i've said


Absolutely, I don't understand their popular appeal at all. Like nails on a blackboard...
 
2013-07-01 10:58:31 AM  

EyeballKid: bungle_jr: i am normally one of the folks who prides himself in not judging the musical tastes of others
however, i must make 1 exception
vampire weekend is the most overrated band in about the last 20 years
they get heaps of praise, but from the songs i've heard and the live performances i've seen on tv, they've failed to impress me even for a second

/feel free to bash me...i'm ok with that...but i stand by what i've said

I'd say the second most overrated band in the past 20 years would be the Strokes. Wow, it turns out rich children who've had a posh existence don't have that much to say! Who new?


i even enjoyed the strokes...saw them once at the bronco bowl in dallas (singer from RADISH opened, and that was cool), but they, too, were overrated. i can't even enjoy vw.
 
2013-07-01 11:09:01 AM  
I like the music of Mumford & Sons for the most part; but on the list of worst bands to pick to close out a major music festival, they are pretty damn high on the list. That's a terrible pick by Glastonbury's organizers.
 
2013-07-01 11:09:35 AM  

peachpicker: I dig The Vaccines. You should too.


They come off as a bunch of pricks to me.
 
2013-07-01 11:11:44 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: peachpicker: I dig The Vaccines. You should too.

They come off as a bunch of pricks to me.


Ladies and gentlemen, the fastest "saw it on fark" to "that band sucks" ever.
 
2013-07-01 11:12:08 AM  

desertgeek: I like the music of Mumford & Sons for the most part; but on the list of worst bands to pick to close out a major music festival, they are pretty damn high on the list. That's a terrible pick by Glastonbury's organizers.


i, too, love m&s...and from the live performances i've seen on tv, i do think i'd like to see them live in person...but they are not the type of energetic running-around-the-stage or huge-light-and-visual-show band that one would normally think of as a headliner at a big event.
 
2013-07-01 11:12:43 AM  
I first saw Mumford and Sons on Fark.  They were awesome, and they remain so.
 
2013-07-01 11:18:39 AM  
Mumford and SonzzZZZzzzzZzzzz

snoozefest
 
2013-07-01 11:41:04 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Hillbilly Jim: peachpicker: I dig The Vaccines. You should too.

They come off as a bunch of pricks to me.

Ladies and gentlemen, the fastest "saw it on fark" to "that band sucks" ever.


Okay maybe that joke wasn't as good as I thought it was.

/was funny in my head
//don't know if the band sucks or not
 
2013-07-01 11:43:24 AM  

Hillbilly Jim: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Hillbilly Jim: peachpicker: I dig The Vaccines. You should too.

They come off as a bunch of pricks to me.

Ladies and gentlemen, the fastest "saw it on fark" to "that band sucks" ever.

Okay maybe that joke wasn't as good as I thought it was.

/was funny in my head
//don't know if the band sucks or not


Oh.  I suck.
 
2013-07-01 11:44:25 AM  
Vampire Weekend sucks more than just blood.
 
2013-07-01 11:47:44 AM  

See You Next Tuesday: Vampire Weekend sucks more than just blood.


peachpicker: bungle_jr: vampire weekend is the most overrated band in about the last 20 years
they get heaps of praise, but from the songs i've heard and the live performances i've seen on tv, they've failed to impress me even for a second

/feel free to bash me...i'm ok with that...but i stand by what i've said

Absolutely, I don't understand their popular appeal at all. Like nails on a blackboard...


EyeballKid: bungle_jr: i am normally one of the folks who prides himself in not judging the musical tastes of others
however, i must make 1 exception
vampire weekend is the most overrated band in about the last 20 years
they get heaps of praise, but from the songs i've heard and the live performances i've seen on tv, they've failed to impress me even for a second

/feel free to bash me...i'm ok with that...but i stand by what i've said

I'd say the second most overrated band in the past 20 years would be the Strokes. Wow, it turns out rich children who've had a posh existence don't have that much to say! Who new?


i'm kinda relieved to see i'm not the only one who doesn't like vw. i typically don't need validation...i don't have "guilty pleasure" bands/movies/etc...i like what i like, who cares...but seriously i was beginning to think i was the only one who "didn't get it" when it comes to vw
 
2013-07-01 12:07:35 PM  
Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
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2013-07-01 12:10:37 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
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you and others who say such things act as if no other band in the history of bands has worn costumes/quirky clothing, nor played non-traditional instruments in pop-radio music
 
2013-07-01 12:38:13 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
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I too judge bands on appearance.
 
2013-07-01 12:59:22 PM  

busy chillin': REO-Weedwagon: Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
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I too judge bands on appearance.


I've heard Mumford & Sons, and that picture is the best they've ever sounded.
 
2013-07-01 01:15:30 PM  

bungle_jr: REO-Weedwagon: Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
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you and others who say such things act as if no other band in the history of bands has worn costumes/quirky clothing, nor played non-traditional instruments in pop-radio music


I like a little quirkiness in a band.  That doesn't mean you can't go way over the top.

Mumford and Sons makes gwar seem like it isn't a theme performance.  Still, the worst part about the band is the singing, and not the instruments.

Of course, its music so to each their own, and if you enjoy it then rock on.
 
2013-07-01 02:00:59 PM  
Waterboys "Glastonbury Song"
 
2013-07-01 02:06:32 PM  
Wait, they play folk-ish music with folk-ish instruments and wear folk-ish clothes on album covers?
 
2013-07-01 02:13:59 PM  

Smackledorfer: bungle_jr: REO-Weedwagon: Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
[cdn.umg3.net image 290x290]

you and others who say such things act as if no other band in the history of bands has worn costumes/quirky clothing, nor played non-traditional instruments in pop-radio music

I like a little quirkiness in a band.  That doesn't mean you can't go way over the top.

Mumford and Sons makes gwar seem like it isn't a theme performance.  Still, the worst part about the band is the singing, and not the instruments.

Of course, its music so to each their own, and if you enjoy it then rock on.


hyperbole to the MAXX!

/2 "x"s makes i xxtreeme!!
 
2013-07-01 02:15:47 PM  

Smackledorfer: bungle_jr: REO-Weedwagon: Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
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you and others who say such things act as if no other band in the history of bands has worn costumes/quirky clothing, nor played non-traditional instruments in pop-radio music

I like a little quirkiness in a band.  That doesn't mean you can't go way over the top.

Mumford and Sons makes gwar seem like it isn't a theme performance.  Still, the worst part about the band is the singing, and not the instruments.

Of course, its music so to each their own, and if you enjoy it then rock on.


by the way, if you haven't seen it, you should watch gwar doing kansas' "carry on my wayward son"...think it was for a.v. club. much fun! and i'm not really even a gwar fan
 
2013-07-01 02:35:27 PM  

LewDux: Wait, they play folk-ish music with folk-ish instruments and wear folk-ish clothes on album covers?


Madness.

And if they didn't someone would be mad that they don't look the part.
 
2013-07-01 04:21:25 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: Just look at those instruments! A washboard and a mandolin AND a stand-up bass! That's just so goddamn charming and eclectic. I hope their music is available on a Starbucks music sampler. Wait, they also wear whimsical clothing as well? Now that is just crazy-fun. Oh man, this band's schtick will never get old.
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I also hate everything that isn't Nickleback. It's hard being edgy.
 
2013-07-01 05:22:30 PM  

bungle_jr: desertgeek: I like the music of Mumford & Sons for the most part; but on the list of worst bands to pick to close out a major music festival, they are pretty damn high on the list. That's a terrible pick by Glastonbury's organizers.

i, too, love m&s...and from the live performances i've seen on tv, i do think i'd like to see them live in person...but they are not the type of energetic running-around-the-stage or huge-light-and-visual-show band that one would normally think of as a headliner at a big event.


Exactly what I'm talking about. They seem like they do a really good live show, but they're not dynamic enough to headline something like that. Unless every band performing was playing similar genres to them.
 
2013-07-01 06:41:39 PM  
That's a really weird choice of artist/band to close a festival.  The year I went they closed the festival with David Bowie.  Close one of the other nights with something like Mumford and it's fine (I believe Travis closed one of the main stages when I went on one of the nights), but to put it last on the last night is closing a festival with a twang rather than a bang.
 
2013-07-01 07:07:58 PM  

EyeballKid: bungle_jr: i am normally one of the folks who prides himself in not judging the musical tastes of others
however, i must make 1 exception
vampire weekend is the most overrated band in about the last 20 years
they get heaps of praise, but from the songs i've heard and the live performances i've seen on tv, they've failed to impress me even for a second

/feel free to bash me...i'm ok with that...but i stand by what i've said

I'd say the second most overrated band in the past 20 years would be the Strokes. Wow, it turns out rich children who've had a posh existence don't have that much to say! Who new?


Like a The Rolling Stones
 
2013-07-01 10:36:58 PM  

Girion47: But they couldn't farking play Bonnaroo?  Instead we got a rushed/half assed Jack Johnson show that I slept through.


Really?  I liked Jack Johnson and I'm not even a big fan of his.  I'd rather him than Mumford and Sons honestly...
 
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