One of the most incredible bands to come out of the punk scene in 1991. After a short break up to pursue college careers, the band reunited and put off plans for college for good. Today they are an incredibly successful rock band with a solid and faithful fanbase.
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Many accuse AFI of selling out to the big label (Dreamworks and now Interscope) to become more successful, but few ever stop to think if the music has really changed and only asscoiate getting more money to, "sucking". The band has yet to have dramatic changes, but the fan base has most certainly changed from before.
A plethora of "scene" people or "music elitists" would accuse AFI for being a poser band and say that they "suck" and they've listened to sucky bands before. However, most of the people who have accused AFI of being a poser band haven't even listened to AFI before and only rely on the words of mainstream post STS fans.
1. A.F.I. is truly an amazing band, composed of poetic lyrics and talent.
2. Indie rocker: Ew, AFI are such a stupid band. Why not listen to bands that actually sound like music? Like, trulymadlydeeplysoulsthatring?
Normal AFI fan: I dare you to say that five times fast!
3. Music elitist: AFI are so passe, I stopped listening to them when I found Sublime and Op. Ivy. Only fourteen year old girls listen to AFI.
AFI fan: And I'm sure that plenty more listen to Sublime you bland overly opinionated starbucks coffee drinking music snarking elitist.
4. Most people who don't listen to AFI, don't bother listening to them because preppy girls listen to them, therefore making these pathetic haters, stupid. Why, you ask? Because they're basing their opinions on an artist on thirteen year old preppy girls. Instantly making these snide haters, tools because, really, who the frick gives a flying @!&#!* about what a preteen prep has to say?
Originally a punk band started in 1991 in California by Mark Stopholese, Vic Chalker and Davey Havok. Their message was largely associated with punk, hardcore, and straight edge kids. A.F.I. means A Fire Inside. They started in high school and released a bunch of EP's then split to go to college. After getting back together they released their first album called "Answer that and Stay Fashionable" in 1995 on Wingnut records. This was an amazing album. They signed to Nitro records and released other awesome albums like "Very Proud of Ya" (1996), and "Shut your Mouth and Open Your Eyes" (1997).more...
A.F.I. started adding more gothic influences to their punk music after the "A Fire Inside EP" (1998) Adeline Records. This includes "Black Sails in the Sunset" (1999 Nitro), "All Hallow's EP" (1999 Nitro), and "The Art of Drowning" (2000 Nitro) which gained more mainstream success then any other.
In 2002 AFI sold their souls to Dreamwork Records and MTV, releasing Sing The Sorrow(2003) and DecemberUnderground (2006 Interscope Records). Their music, look, and message went through an extreme change. They are well known by the mainstream and have a huge nazi-like new fanbase that knows little of the old punk band or scene. The new fans often think just because someone doesn't like AFI means they have never heard their music. Their music is now more heavy rock, new-wave emo, pop-punk sounding with a touch of flamboyantness. Some would even say AFI were kidnapped, murdered, and had their...
Ass Fuckers Incorporated. anyone who likes this band should eat shit and die. the lead singer is some knob jockey who is super emo and is an obvious cross-dressing prostitute. usually enjoyed by pre-pubescent girls and guys who like other guys wearing makeup with long hair
shit head: "man, A.F.I. is cool"
someone with brain: "no. they suck big fat penis."
shit head: "yea you're right, im going to stop listening to them because they are the worst band in the world"
An amazing band no matter what you wanna catagorize them as. Their sound has changed a lot since the departure of their old bassist and guitarist (who were replaced by Jade Puget and Hunter Bergan), but more noticeably since the new album "Sing The Sorrow". Many people criticize them for this, mainly because it brought forth a whole new group of posers, which hardcore fans hate.
Preppy Poser 1: d00d hav y0u hurrD STS11!!?//?
Me: Yes, have you heard any of their older albums?
Preppy Poser 1: Th3y HaV uth3r AlbuMs!/!?
One of the worst bands ever created. They sold out and became fags. Their music was 100x better when they were goths who lick each other on stage
some goth kid: I like AFI!
Person who likes REAl music: shoves the goth to the ground and kicks him in the gut*
Stands for A Fire Inside.
The best band alive.
Better than the American Film Association.
A.F.I. contains beautiful lyrics, as well as memorable melodies and mesmerizing harmonies.
A band whose title is an acronym for "A Fire Inside". They have transitioned through the years from punk to hardcore to a sound that's all their own.
Anybody who sits on the internet arguing about whether or not they like A.F.I. is a waste of life. Nobody cares what you think. Musical taste is purely subjective so there's no point in arguing about it.
AFI, stands for "A Fire Inside" A band at which has devloped great music over the years and has pleased it's fans for over 10 years. People who do not like AFI, well...can keep their comments to their selves because their the ones that go off about how they listen to Good Charlotte.
Faggot: "Dude, AFI sucks!"
Me: "Have you heard, Answer That And Stay Fashionable?"
Faggot:"That's not one of their albums."
Me: -walks in house and gets the album, "Now you gonna mouth off anymore?"