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Are you part of the Dido demographic?


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The guardian is running a peice on the heels of Dido being named Britian's most succesful female performer. They're questioning who's buying this crap to make people like Dido so succesful. Is it you?

You're middle class, in your thirties or thereabouts, and, even though you don't like music as much as you used to, you still want to be part of the scene, even if that only amounts to having some CDs that won't disgrace you when friends leaf through your collection.

Take the test here http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,649247,00.html

I've got 4, and luckily that brings me in way under the floor of 12 required for membership to this club.

(Protection - Massive Attack, Different Class - Pulp, Dummy - Portishead, & The joshua Tree - U2)


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i got 4
Dummy by Portishead
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morrisette
Play by Moby
Different Class by Pulp


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I scored 0......yay!!!!!! I like good music.....
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Guess I should post the ones I have
Dummy - Portishead
The Joshua Tree - U2
Play - Moby
OK Computer - Radiohead
Legend - Bob Marley
Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morrisette



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oh thank god..i was afraid i was going to be the only one who owned jagged little pill.



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Meh... not everything "commercial" is bad.

There's a difference between being "commercial" in the built-to-order, focus-group-researched, Britney Spears and N'Sync kind of way, and being "popular" in the it's-actually-pretty-decent music, Massive Attack, Coldplay and -- dare I say it -- Dido kind of way.

<--- not ashamed to like Dido


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Err what I mean is, some music becomes commercial because it appeals to the masses, but that doesn't mean the music doesn't have any underlying intelligence and integrity.
I usually find articles like these by people who liked the artists they mentioned, but then learn to dispise them when they get more and more popular. A friend of mine joked that music critics like new bands that no-one has heard of before, and then turn on them when they get big and actually have a run at success.

I like Massive Attack's Protection, and fail to see how it ties into Dido. I could care less about Dido, meaning that I neither adore nor dispise her music.

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I only have two of them, and thats cuz I often get them for free. The moby CD was good before it was released, but it got mainstream real fast.

Before it was released, Moby went out of his way in a telephone interview with me to say how he really didn't care if the CD sold 1000 copies, that he made it different and experimental because that is what he was aiming for and commercial value or underground acceptance was not something he gave 2 shits about (I wonder if he feels the same way now).

Seeing him jump around on stage like Eminem at the Area1 show really brought me down. But at least I met a realy hot chick named Ivana and left the show early (walked all the way back from the Docks too). So the show did have its upside.


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i didnt really see this artice as attacking those artists and bands mentioned, but more the yuppied who only buy the cds because they will be uber-hip by owning them.


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I thought the article was hilarious, mainly because I am the dido demographic (besides the fact that I'm 21). I have 3/4 of those cd's, and I totally thought I was musically cultured. pff. Guess not.

I wonder if you could compose a movie list like this too?
- Trainspotting
- Scarface
- Requiem for a Dream
- Clerks



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I got 3.

What's the story Morning Glory? - Oasis
Legend - Bob Marley
The Marshall Mathers E.P - Eminem

vench <-----falls way below the membership requirment
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i got just one - U2 the joshua tree

i don't have any particular thoughts or feelings towards oasis, althou i never did like them much. just found this to be quite comical.
14. What's the Story Morning Glory by Oasis You still get chills when the intro to Don't Look Back in Anger starts up and you sing, "And so, Sally can wait/ she knows it's too late/ as we're walking on by," in a bad John Lennon accent.