Ipotane joined on Apr 8th, 2011, since that has made 357 posts that are still accessible today, 9 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Ipotane has given 523 upvotes, and was last online on Mar 9th, 2014.
"Not many people have heard of them, period." that's a massive lie. They were huge well before Get Lucky maybe not in mainstream or commercial success but they were huge. There's a reason they were able to do a 48 show tour over 2 years consisting of festivals and arena venues and that's because lots of people knew about them. I'm not sure how popular they were in america at the time in europe they've been at the forefront of electronic house for a while. This isn't actually the first time they've one a grammy either. The album created from the just mention tour "Alive 2006/2007" one best electronic/dance album in the 2007 awards .
Now, the recent success of their latest could be due to the boom in EDM (electronic dance music) in america. It is the number one genre to get into right now in the states because of accessibility of being able to produce a track in your bedroom and that you can do it alone so lotsa dollar to be made. Combine this with the rise of popularity in dubstep and you've got the perfect breeding ground for the success of well established and long running dance producers in Europe to really hit it big.
Shit?!!?!?! It's almost like for 20 years they've been unknown and unrecognized. It's not like they've been receiving global critical acclaim since 2001 or that their 1997 album Homework pretty much brought the mainstream light to French House. I mean, now they have a grammy they're totally legit musicians.
Honestly though it's nice to see the award going to them rather than Taylor Swift or some shit. I believe there are other bands much more deserving of Best Album and that Get Lucky is great pop track but boy there were a lot of "great pop" tracks last year. I totally agree on the engineering one as the album has some really nice production on. I hear that they used a microphone from each decade from the 70s upwards to record the vocals which is pretty interesting.
@Reage you do know Ian Curtis (lead singer of Joy Division) killed himself, right?
@Taro_Tanako you forgot The Beatles, David Bowie, Queen, Michael Caine, The British Empire, James Bond
@Gwynn Moon is a very good film enjoyed it a lot. @Kip Stranger Than Fiction I thought was pretty good too. On a similar sort of tangent Everything Must Go is another film which stars Will Ferrell portraying a more serious character it's pretty funny but sad at the same time.
God Bless America
Lars and the Real Girl
Beauty is Embarrassing (documentary but great for artist or creative minds)
The Breakfast Club
20,000 leagues under the sea
Little Miss Sunshine
been following this movie for a little bit and have been excited for it's release as I really liked Being John Malkovich and Adaptation. The movie has a really good soundtrack too.
Samantha is voiced by Scarlett Johansson which makes me believe if she did the voice for Siri then there'd be more than a few guys falling in love with their computers/phone...
" For example he ran out of toilet paper and just has to go out in the cold"
A pain every human knows so well
A pop hook is just the catch, what draws people in. It's usually the chorus vocal melody. For example "California girls. We're unforgettable. Daisy Dukes Bikinis on top" would be the Hook in California Girls.
And every pop song writer which is backing most commercially successful artist tries to use one because the catchier the hook the more monies they be making. royalties is where it's all at in the industry