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Well, Alkaline Trio's career has always been in cycles - new album, touring, studio, new album, touring, studio.. Now they have stopped completely, except for a couple of shows here and there and the American tour when ITTC came out, but at some point I'm sure Dan and Derek would like to go back to being an active band. Derek was also ready to tour again with Trio before the pandemic.

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Top 20 isn’t exactly high in mainstream music. There’s tons of bands that hit top 20 the first week of their release and are obscure bands. How many albums on labels actually get releases every week? It’s not that many.

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16 minutes ago, thongrider said:

They have had at least four albums on the top twenty on billboard top 200. 

first week sales + bundles goose these numbers considerably. for blink heavily — i think both recent efforts debuted high and then dropped to a ridiculous low, then fell off entirely 

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34 minutes ago, NotNow said:

Top 20 isn’t exactly high in mainstream music. There’s tons of bands that hit top 20 the first week of their release and are obscure bands. How many albums on labels actually get releases every week? It’s not that many.

Top 20 is pretty high. And doing it 4 TIMES is certainly applaudable. Sorry you’re using NSYNC standards or something. And on the flip, just because a record hits number 1 doesn’t make it great or the band great. Most number 1 records are trash these Days. So yea Man, when a band like ak3 hits top 20 4 times with basically no radio or tv play, that’s damn impressive.

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13 minutes ago, Diddy Faplord said:

Top 20 is pretty high. And doing it 4 TIMES is certainly applaudable. Sorry you’re using NSYNC standards or something. And on the flip, just because a record hits number 1 doesn’t make it great or the band great. Most number 1 records are trash these Days. So yea Man, when a band like ak3 hits top 20 4 times with basically no radio or tv play, that’s damn impressive.

I’m not really saying they are or aren’t obscure. Just that plenty of obscure bands hit the top 20 billboard album chart. I wouldn’t really use that to gage it. Top ten albums or hit singles are probably a better metric. 
 

you also basically just proved the point in your comment, I would consider a band with no radio or tv play as an obscure band.

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20 hours ago, NotNow said:

I’m not really saying they are or aren’t obscure. Just that plenty of obscure bands hit the top 20 billboard album chart. I wouldn’t really use that to gage it. Top ten albums or hit singles are probably a better metric. 
 

you also basically just proved the point in your comment, I would consider a band with no radio or tv play as an obscure band.

You are wrong, very wrong. Plenty of bands out there have sold more records or had longer careers without radio or tv play than wack ass bands that had a major hit then faded out. Keep listening to your Backstreet Boy albums dude. Jesus Christ 

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13 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

They get plenty of play on alternative channels though. Just not pop ones.

This is like a Foo fighters or U2 fan saying blink is obscure and irrelevant because they can’t sell out stadiums every tour.

I’ve never ever heard an AK3 song on the radio 

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1 hour ago, Diddy Faplord said:

You are wrong, very wrong. Plenty of bands out there have sold more records or had longer careers without radio or tv okay than wack ass bands that had a major hit then faded out. Keep listening to your Backstreet Boy albums dude. Jesus Christ 

I just think we have different definitions of what obscure means. I’m not saying alkaline trio doesn’t have a decent following and can’t sell out clubs.

If it wasn’t for Tom Delonge being a member of Ava, they would definitely be an obscure band.

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39 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

I have. Plenty.

Are you talking normal radio or serius sm radio or whatever it’s called. Even so, go look up their highest charting radio singles and I’m guessing it’s minuscule. Which isn’t a knock to them. Radio plays all the wack shit while real artists get shelved. Fuck the radio and any idiot who uses that as a measure stick to say whether a band is relevant or not   

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13 minutes ago, NotNow said:

I just think we have different definitions of what obscure means. I’m not saying alkaline trio doesn’t have a decent following and can’t sell out clubs.

If it wasn’t for Tom Delonge being a member of Ava, they would definitely be an obscure band.

Fair enough 

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2 minutes ago, Diddy Faplord said:

Are you talking normal radio or serius sm radio or whatever it’s called. Even so, go look up their highest charting radio singles and I’m guessing it’s minuscule. Which isn’t a knock to them. Radio plays all the wack shit while real artists get shelved. Fuck the radio and any idiot who uses that as a measure stick to say whether a band is relevant or not   

Our rock station and our non-commercial station has played alkaline trio before plenty. I’m Australian so we prob have less stations then you or whatever but I’ve heard it plenty. Mercy me less than a week ago tbh.

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1 hour ago, Diddy Faplord said:

You are wrong, very wrong. Plenty of bands out there have sold more records or had longer careers without radio or tv okay than wack ass bands that had a major hit then faded out. Keep listening to your Backstreet Boy albums dude. Jesus Christ 

Why did you do that? Implying that listening to Backstreet Boys albums would be a lesser thing? 

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18 minutes ago, Russel Coight said:

Our rock station and our non-commercial station has played alkaline trio before plenty. I’m Australian so we prob have less stations then you or whatever but I’ve heard it plenty. Mercy me less than a week ago tbh.

I think Australians have better taste than America does lol. You guys were huge into blink and other cool punk rock bands before it ever caught here. So it doesn’t surprise me to hear that. I don’t ever listen to the radio because they play a lot of Nickelback and lame stuff like that on our rock stations 

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