P Posted by Sandra on September 23 2013 0 Comments McFLY, News

I couldn’t agree more with this article. lot of people should read it before criticize mcfly.

The Royal Albert Hall may be a venue for gentle classical music but this weekend it housed four incredible musicians and an army of deafeningly loud fans.

McFly took to the stage of the iconic London music venue for a series of 10th anniversary gigs. To say that they blew fans away would be a definite understatement.

Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter have spent the last decade churning out catchy pop hits. Tonight, they will play the final set of live shows celebrating their career to date – before they move on to their next chapter.

Since bursting onto the music scene in April 2004 with their rock-pop track 5 Colours In Her Hair – and becoming the youngest band ever to have a debut album chart straight at No.1 with Room On The Third Floor – the lads have blasted out of the shadow of Busted (who made a cameo during their Royal Albert Hall gigs). So far, McFly has penned seven No.1 singles and two No.1 albums.

They shook up the music industry with the launch of their Super City website in 2010 by being the first band to produce a subscription site. It immediately crashed as millions of eager fans tried to log on at once, exciting industry bosses who were desperate to find new ways to make money because of the growing threat of music piracy.

They’ve toured stadiums, sold out shows, starred in films and reality shows – and yet they seem unfairly overlooked by a lot of media outlets and brushed off as mere ‘boy band pop fodder’.

This is incredibly unfair and a disservice to what could arguably be one of the best bands this country has ever produced.

The fact that the boys have survived ten years in the business is a success story in itself. The fact that they show no sign of slowing down suggests they might just be getting started.

Unlike a purely manufactured band like One Direction (McFly have written songs for both of their albums), they are an act who have played their own instruments and written their own material. Tom and Danny were even co-writers for Busted’s hit Year 3000.

Notably, they trumped The Beatles when their debut album reached the top of the charts. You could even argue that the two bands are comparable.

No one would call The Beatles a ‘boy band’ thanks to their iconic back catalogue. But if John, Paul, Ringo and George had not burst onto the music scene until today and they came out with a song like Yellow Submarine, they probably wouldn’t be taken very seriously.

Despite the best McFly songs being better than some of The Beatles’ work, Tom, Dougie, Danny and Harry are never given the same credit.

After their landmark 10th year – and a series of incredible live gigs (with Tom even masking the fact he had a bad throat by sounding incredibly on-key), it’s time McFly were celebrated for what they really are: a talented group of musicians and singers, not a dismissible boyband.



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