Graduation/Kick List

 
  • Graduation/Kick List

    Bloc Party (24th February 2005)

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (13th March 2005)
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Mylo

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (28th March 2005)
    The Bravery

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (23rd April 2005)
    Jem
    The Arcade Fire
    The Fiery Furnaces

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (22nd May 2005)
    KT Tunstall (hurrah! told ya)
    Maximo Park
    Caesars (The)

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (28 March 2006)
    The Magic Numbers
    Maximo Park
    John Legend
    Hal
    Editors
    LCD Soundsystem
    Antony & The Johnsons
    Arctic Monkeys
    Jose Gonzalez
    Kano
    Dogs
    The Go! Team

    Kicked a few out too to make up for lost 6 months!

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (9 April 2006)

    Why, oh why are we limited to only 200 artist connections? Kicked a few more stale artists to make room...and the latest graduate is:

    Gnarls Barkley

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (14 May 2006)

    We Are Scientists
    Boy Kill Boy
    Panic! At The Disco
    Dirty Pretty Things

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (1 June 2006)

    Nerina Pallot
    Angels & Airwaves

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (10 August 2006)

    Lily Allen
    The Automatic
    Wolfmother

    kicked a few too...

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (4 September 2006)

    Hooray for...

    The Fratellis

    Added:
    Persephone's Bees

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • (30 September 2006)
    The promised cull has started. I have removed acts that have been on the list 18+ months and are either stagnating or look as if they have little to no chance of going anywhere. A few more could probably go too so suggestions are, as always, welcome.

    Anyway - added a few, some (like CSS, Cajun Dance Party, Sunshine Underground, Jamie T...) should have probably been on the list a while ago.

    Jamie T
    The On Offs
    The Motorettes
    CSS (Cansei de Der Sexy)
    1990's
    Bedouin Soundclash
    Strays Don't Sleep
    I Like Trains
    Peter Bjorn And John
    The Changes
    Cajun Dance Party
    The Sunshine Underground
    Jack Peñate
    Hadouken
    Shit Disco
    Air Traffic
    Howling Bells

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Kicked:
    -The Concretes (without the singer)
    -Blue Merle (split)
    -Do Me Bad Things (split)
    -Motion Pictures

    Added:
    -Pull Tiger Tail
    -Datarock
    -Vincent Vincent and the Villains
    -Midlake
    -Good Shoes

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Graduated/kicked the following:

    Anechoic (lack of interest)
    Annie (50k+ listeners)
    Architecture in Helsinki (50k+ listeners)
    Art Brut (50k+ listeners)
    Cherryfalls ---> The New York Fund
    Captain Dangerous (lack of interest)
    The Dresden Dolls (50k+ listeners)
    Hawthorne Heights (50k+ listeners)
    The Knife (50k+ listeners)
    Mando Diao (50k+ listeners)
    The Martini Henry Rifles (split)
    Zeronic (lack of interest)
    Swound (lack of interest)
    The Salvatores (lack of interest)

    Added:
    The Grates
    The Enemy
    Snowden
    Fionn Regan
    The Hours
    Mumm-Ra
    Fell City Girl
    The Good The Bad & The Queen
    Kid ID

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Added:

    Super 700
    Honeyroot
    The More Assured
    The Video Nasties
    The Rumble Strips

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Recently added:

    The Good, The Bad & The Queen
    Duke Special
    +44
    The Pack
    The Noisettes
    Shiny Toy Guns (a first! reinstated!)

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Happy New Year all. Kicked a few for being on the list too long without sufficient impact and added a bunch as follows. Also, with a growing number of last.fm users the criteria for graduation changes from this point on to listeners over 75,000.

    I've been fairly ruthless with the kicked artists below to make some room for new blood - let me know if you strongly object to any I've kicked.

    KICKED:
    The Departure
    Say Hi To Your Mom
    The Chalets
    The Rakes (50k+ listeners)
    New Rhodes
    United State of Electronica
    Eisley (50k+ listeners)
    Dive Dive
    Fans of Kate
    Gisli
    The Mad Capsule Markets
    The Silent League
    Tokyo Dragons
    CDOASS
    The Mardous
    The Blueskins
    Omerta
    Single Frame
    burningpilot
    The Sun
    Snow White
    The Fallout Trust
    Diefenbach
    The Upper Room (split)
    The KBC
    Tired Irie

    ADDED:
    MIKA
    The Horror The Horror
    WinterKids
    I Was A Cub Scout
    Cold War Kids
    Does It Offend You, Yeah?
    The Gresham Flyers
    The Duke Spirit (another one I put back in...)
    Tokyo Police Club
    Kate Nash
    Sadie Ama
    The Twang
    Los Campesinos!
    Just Jack
    Enter Shikari
    FortyFives
    Super Nashwan
    The Ghosts
    The Wombats

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Graduation Criteria has changed again. To be eligible, an artist must have more than 75,000 unique listeners on last.fm. That is the only criteria...this is to allow current, newly successful artists such as MIKA, Just Jack, Klaxons and The View(who, under the previous criteria would have already graduated as have been Top 10 in the UK)a bit longer on the list as they spread across the universe.

    I know some may disagree with this step but I can't really justify kicking an artist like Klaxons just yet purely based on a wave of hype.

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Graduated a few that deserve to be:

    Mika
    Klaxons
    +44
    The Good, The Bad & The Queen

    Will add a few new ones later this week...

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Added:
    The Little Ones
    Blood Red Shoes
    Candi Payne
    Harrisons
    Help She Can't Swim
    Alexis Blue
    Foals
    Annuals
    Gallows
    Pint Shot Riot
    Simon Dawes
    RipChord


    Graduated/Kicked:
    Larrikin Love
    Just Jack
    Jamie T
    The Gossip
    Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

    Remember to keep breathing.
  • Will add new acts in the next couple of days. In the meantime, this lot are off:

    Graduated/Kicked:
    Cold War Kids
    The Enemy
    Kate Nash
    The View
    The Twang

    Remember to keep breathing.
    • Babs_05 said...
    • Moderator
    • 31 Jan 2008, 02:08
    31 Jan 08

    Graduated/Kicked:
    Enter Shikari


    Added:
    Hercules and Love Affair
    Duffy
    The Ting Tings

    • Babs_05 said...
    • Moderator
    • 31 Jan 2008, 16:28
    Added:
    Dawn Landes

    • Babs_05 said...
    • Moderator
    • 1 Feb 2008, 02:01
    Graduated/Kicked:

    Aberfeldy
    The Cribs
    Dirty On Purpose
    The Earlies
    El Presidente
    Enter Shikari
    The Explosion
    Be Your Own Pet
    The Paddingtons
    Little Barrie
    The Oohlas
    Alterkicks
    The Rifles
    Luxembourg
    The Research
    Dirty On Purpose
    The Glitterati
    Anna Nalick
    Nine Black Alps
    Rachael Yamagata
    Tokyo Police Club
    The Sights
    Yeti
    Duels
    Five O'Clock Heroes
    Tristan Prettyman
    Komakino
    Blackbud
    The Colour
    The Lovekevins
    The Pipettes
    The Presets
    The Romance
    Last Gang
    Ludes
    Millionaire
    The Hot Puppies
    Performance (new name: (We are) Performance)
    The Bright Space
    Make Good Your Escape
    Cord
    New Young Pony Club
    Morning Runner
    Arthur
    The Marshals
    Cute Is What We Aim For
    The Lost Revue
    The Long Blondes
    Voxtrot
    Peter Bjorn And John
    Weapons
    Midlake
    Ladyfuzz
    Fell City Girl
    Kid iD
    Cansei de Ser Sexy
    Super 700
    Shiny Toy Guns
    FortyFives



    Alumni:
    Cute Is What We Aim For
    New Young Pony Club
    Enter Shikari
    The Pipettes
    Anna Nalick
    Nine Black Alps
    Rachael Yamagata
    Tokyo Police Club
    The Long Blondes
    Voxtrot
    Peter Bjorn And John
    Midlake
    Cansei de Ser Sexy
    Shiny Toy Guns

    • Babs_05 said...
    • Moderator
    • 2 Feb 2008, 18:42
    Hi all,

    I took over from James earlier this week. Sadly, study commitments meant it was difficult for him to continue.

    It might take me a little while to get up to speed, tidy up the last 6 months and catch up on all your recommendations, but hopefully it won't take me too long.

    I'm probably as ruthless as James, I trust my instincts over what anyone says, including the press, so if I get it wrong/right, you know why!

    Anyway, just added MGMT.

    Babs

Anonymous users may not post messages. Please log in or create an account to post in the forums.