Poll: What do you pay attention to?
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View poll results: What do you pay attention to?
Music releases in general
14 19%
Specific artists' releases
58 81%
Voters: 72.
#1
This isn't a hate thread about mainstream music.
My question is: how much do you pay attention to artists who are still working, whether they're mainstream or not? Do you follow CD/music/video releases in general or do you keep yourself updated on a few specific bands?

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#2
I dont really look at stuff as Mainstream or Underground. I really only track the bands I like.
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#3
I don't really follow any mainstream music.
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#4
Basically, if I like the music, I'll listen to it, regardless of whether its mainstream or not
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#5
i try not to listen to mainstream, but there are some decent mainstream bands out there.

make that a few decent mainstream bands.
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#6
I usually just follow specific artists. If my friends tell me a release by so-and-so is good, I'll probably check it out.
#8
I don't really follow releases. I do listen to the radio fairly often(I forget to bring my mp3 player to dialysis quite often, so I get about 5 hours worth of Real Radio or Clyde One), and if I hear something I like, I'll look into acquiring it. But I don't really follow any particular bands/artists.
#9
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Basically, if I like the music, I'll listen to it, regardless of whether its mainstream or not


+1

You dont have to hate a band/song because its played on the radio or in the charts
#10
I do both with varying degrees of interest, I generally tend to try to keep up with whats popular, since I work in a recording studio, but I pay a lot more attention to different underground scenes that I'm actually into.
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#12
i follow it when i can.
(which isnt often...sadly enough)
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#13
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+1

You dont have to hate a band/song because its played on the radio or in the charts

That wasn't my question. The reason I mentioned "mainstream music" is because that would fall under the "pay attention to music in general" category.
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#14
generally just check in on bands i like through internet & whatnot if i've got a spare minute
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#15
I buy whatever is on the Top 40. Sometimes I'll even buy merch if the beat's fly enough or there's some vocoder "ehhs" thrown in.
#16
I generally keep to a few bands and track them.
When I find a new band I like, chances are they were headlining or opening for another band I like.
#17
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#18
I like to think I keep track of music releases in general. I listen to the radio and I'm interested in the shape of the chart each week.

I read a few magazines (e.g. NME) to keep up with releases and music news, as well as daily checks on indie blog sites etc. to discover new or up-and-coming interesting bands.
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#19
If I'm flicking through the tv or listening through the radio I guess I'll be looking at everyone's new releases but I mostly stick to what I know.
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#21
Doesn't matter if it's mainstream or not. If it's awesome it's awesome.
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