Yeah, AC came instantly to mind when I saw the thread title
Perhaps I’m projecting my own opinion a bit here rather than the general consensus, but Chvrches also spring to mind
Haha, this thread got me thinking along the same lines too.
Now I’m wondering which bands already realised this and chucked a couple of clangers on their albums made during their prime just to ensure that people kept being interested, waiting for them to release their magnum opus.
I think there has been some cancelling too since but I’m sure that last Vampire Weekend record didn’t exist
A shame because Gloss Drop is brilliant
AnCo’s good stuff is still good, it’s just that they stopped releasing new good stuff
like, the getting over thing is a false premise imo! acts losing their inspiration is different than acts losing cachet with journos/gatekeepers
WHY? is similar, altho he released a low-key good album recently-ish
No one gets super excited by a new National album, do they? Alligator, Boxer, even High Violet, people were all over it, but they’ve had a few since then and still the most excited anyone got was when one of them was on Folklore.
musically, I’m not totally over them
but I can’t bear to listen to Berninger’s lyrics anymore
privileged but sad man kind of thing
maybe I’m being uncharitable idk
there was one a couple years ago that was good/got praise
but yeah, cancelled now
I agree, but like the arcade fire example mentioned above I think they have enough residual goodwill from their previous run of 3-4 standouts to coast by at this point - no ones is excited for them, but they will still get listened to and commented on.
yeah it’s not necessarily linked to how good the output is (although with someone like why those more recent albums are way below their peak for me), I just get the feeling that the general level of interest of these acts collapsed (essentially reaching people who aren’t already fans, and potentially reaching fewer of those existing fans).
nah, MPP and previous is still great
think people getting older is a factor in getting over the good stuff. those albums are by and for people who haven’t had life steamroller them yet, or haven’t just settled in their ways.
same thing has made the band lose it, I reckon.
I think if these bands had adapted better, they’d still get praise, mind
yeah I guess that’s it - if you run a sound into the ground without really changing it people are going to get bored.
Just in the general sense but Jake Bugg seemed to go from being tipped for massive things with his first album to now sponsoring football shirts
Black Country New Road
Grizzly Bear perhaps? Universally loved for about 5 years, but nobody seemed to care when they released their last record and their subsequent hiatus period.
Painted Ruins was great I thought