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Posted 7/9/08 , edited 7/9/08
ok, so why do you like alice nine is it because they are extremly hot or they write good lyrics? most of you fans are always commenting on their looks and never their lyrics and thier music.
so i ask their music or looks? only pick one.
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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 7/17/08
I think that's a very shallow, aggressive and generalized question. One can like the music and have grown fond of a member, as others could have first been attracted to them and then began listening to their music because they caught one's eye.

Sadly a majority of people are on and on about the looks...and it's tiring...

1) I think the main reason is because a majority of fans have no knowledge of music (and don't play any instruments) so they can't comment much on the musical aspect of things...

2) The fact that such a small percentage of the fans actually *understand* the lyrics is another factor. There are sites available with translations, but not everyone is aware of that.

3) Also, there's not a bunch of information out there about the members, so when it comes time to speculating about the songs' meaning, many hit a wall.

4) Additionally, not many people translate interviews, whereas blogs are translated every day. The interviews give much more out than the blogs do - at least on a musical, lyrical, and often, personal, level.

Seeing them live can also show you a new side of the band that you didn't see before, but few get a chance. Most people see pictures on their computers and on magazines... The band represents this intangible thing, so they become this shinny precious idea everyone is praising...

I think a majority of those who get excited about their appearance also follow their music. They just might not have an idea on how to comment on it, or, feel dumb compared to those elitist people who go on and on about the music and make others feel inadequate as fans.

The band wouldn't put so much effort into their looks if they weren't interested in drawing in people with them. The guys themselves want to play music, but I think they are aware that in order to attract sales, they need to appeal to people. They've toned down a lot in their visual kei style, but that doesn't mean they'll stop appealing to people.... You are more likely to get someone to listen to you if your poster looks good than if it doesn't. They need the sales in order to get the money to produce the music.... you need all types of fans to keep them alive.. (Think of the Beatles.... their songs aren't always great, but look how well they played on their public image and where it got them)

I'm not standing up for those fans who are in fact killing forums with their image-loving comments and causing the less image-oriented followers to get annoyed; I just think that you can't ask a question like that without taking into account the entire picture...

Also, I don't see why you'd post a question like this, when you clearly state most of you fans. Having a thread just for the sake of dividing the fans into two groups and potentially brewing drama, should be avoided. If you are aiming to have a thread solely to discus the music, then say so, and only those who have something to say will take part of it.

**I want to clarify something. I'm not calling those who care about the music and get all critical about the minimalist of things on a track, elitist (per say). I'm just saying, with so many people pointing out the 'shallow' fans, they really seem up on a pedestal, whether they put themselves there, or someone else does.



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Posted 7/17/08 , edited 10/9/08
screw you meevk. your pointless opinion was pathetic.
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Posted 8/10/08
meevk wrote a LOT
I first started listening to them after I found a skin on Bebo, and they looked cute
then I started liking them!
So to the question: Music or Looks: BOTH!
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Posted 8/14/08
I love Alice Nine Because Shou has a good voic!! He is awsome
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Posted 10/20/08
I go for the music every time I hear one of their songs for the first time I cry because it's so beautiful. I don't care if they suddenly turn ugly(not like they would) I would still listen to them! Every time I hear "Jewels" I cry A lot!!!
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Posted 10/31/08
i listened to their song then i fell in love with Shou's voice ...
So i guess Music
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Posted 12/14/08
Well, I didn't know what they looked like for a long time XD I listened to Alice Nine when I found out Shou and Tora were in it (I was a Givuss fan ^-^) They are attractive, but their fanbase is really both. I guess it's more of a question of what got you into them?
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meevk's opinion was not pathetic. It has alot of good points and helped me understand alot.
As for the forum...I'm a newbie to this band, so I don't know much about them. However, I am guilty that what attracted me to them was their looks...at first. But then I started listening to their music, and their voices/songs were pretty good. But I don't think their fanbase would be AS BIG as it is if they didn't have the looks...so...*o*
I guess looks play a bigger part.
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For me it was definitely the music. when I first heard of Alice Nine I was not that much into them but I did have 3 of their songs on my Ipod. I was listening more to Vidoll since it was a band that got me into visual kei in the first place. ^_^ out of curiosity i started to listen to more of Alice Nine's songs and i realized how beautiful shou's voice is and i love this band ever since.
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