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Old 06-06-2017, 06:20 PM   #31
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They went zzzz ass after suburbs (and even that had some filler)
Well, I mean they've only released one album since The Suburbs so I don't think they're quite a lot cause.

 
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:21 PM   #32
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Reflektor was a clunker and this sounds like the better side of it. I'm cautiously optimistic they can still turn around.

And even if they don't, they have three unimpeachable classics (from my viewpoint). That's the most I can ask of any band, really.

Like, name three bands that have recorded more than three true, blue classics? You probably can't.

 
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:22 PM   #33
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Motherfucker I've been an arcade fire fan since I caught them in a 150-capacity club early on the Funeral tour, know everything about the band inside and out, and you come in here fighting me over hands down the worst fucken lyric win butler ever tearfully murmured? And which you can't even remember which fucken album is it from?

Sheesh: take that friendship rainbow and ram it up your ram27 fool


I am really jelly of you getting to see them on the Funeral tour.

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:59 AM   #34
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It was insane they hardly fit on the tiny ass stage, ther performance was like an old Pentecost gospel snake handling sort of lunacy, and at the end they all filed offstage and out the back door of the club humming, softly/eerily, the outro to headlights look like diamonds

It's why I will buy any album they ever put out and go see every tour, they won me over for life with that single astonishing gig

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:47 AM   #35
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Saw them at the 400 Bar in November 2004. One of the first shows I ever taped and one of the best shows I've ever seen. Spring 2005 they came back and played First Avenue which is waaaaay bigger. Haven't seen them since and haven't heard much after Neon Bible to be honest.

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:59 PM   #36
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I get the "listening to nothing" feel from their early albums but it's better than offensively bad music

Id go see them live

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 02:53 PM   #37
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Lol listening to nothing? Pls elaborate

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:21 PM   #38
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like The National the music is atmospheric but every song just drones on way too long and I'm not sure what is supposed to move me

it's like ambient music with guitars

and I'm not someone who wants big chugging riff rock, I'm not coming at it from that angle

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:23 PM   #39
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then Reflektor does it with a big groovy bassline right in the opening track and I'm like okay now I can get behind this

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:51 PM   #40
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But do you actually like the whole Reflektor album from front to back? I like Reflektor (the song) and a handful of others, but I find the album as a whole to be quite the slog.

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:01 PM   #41
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Orpheus, Eurydice, Porno, and Afterlife are fucking fire though

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:00 PM   #42
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I agree. But then you have like 12 other tracks to get through.

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:00 PM   #43
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Maybe I look at these things differently, but I judge an album as a whole. If it only has a handful of really great songs then, great as those songs may be, it's not necessarily a great album.

 
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:01 PM   #44
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like The National the music is atmospheric but every song just drones on way too long and I'm not sure what is supposed to move me

it's like ambient music with guitars

and I'm not someone who wants big chugging riff rock, I'm not coming at it from that angle
See that's one of the things I like so much about funeral: it's got a trippy, layered sauce of ambient magic poured over scrappy livingroom rock, from the 1st big droning, echoey piano notes (juxtaposed so marvelously against the mischievous/playfully twinkling background figure), I'm in a trance until the strings fade endlessly out on learning to drive

Especially enjoy the amateurish drumming which I think sets them apart from the quantized, cut/paste MacBook Pro, fake/sterile rhythm sections found in the endless indie copycats

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Old 06-12-2017, 03:47 PM   #45
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Just got an email from the Everything Now Corporation informing me that my purchase of tickets to see arcade fires infinite content tour entitles me to 1 free copy of the new album per ticket, to be delivered at my house on release day

Wow! How bout that

 
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:20 PM   #46
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like The National the music is atmospheric but every song just drones on way too long and I'm not sure what is supposed to move me

it's like ambient music with guitars

and I'm not someone who wants big chugging riff rock, I'm not coming at it from that angle
Wha'bout this one tho?


 
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:43 PM   #47
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The other single was released and it's shit

 
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:55 PM   #48
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Yeah, I really enjoyed the back half of Reflektor.

Really, it's just too f'ing long of an album though. And a lot of the songs on the middle just kinda blend together.
I listened to it a lot and saw them at the Barclays center and I can't even recall one song

 
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:56 PM   #49
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I am post music

 
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:24 PM   #50
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The other single was released and it's shit
I like it. These two new songs are much more energetic than most of Reflektor. It feels like they're picking up where Afterlife left off, and that's a good direction from my pov.

 
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:22 PM   #51
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i couldn't stand most of reflektor but i like this!

 
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:56 PM   #52
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Maybe I look at these things differently, but I judge an album as a whole. If it only has a handful of really great songs then, great as those songs may be, it's not necessarily a great album.
as a whole Reflektor is not what I would call an amazing album. The first half is pretty boring to me. But the last few songs are so strong, it's hard for me to figure out exactly how I feel about it as a total entity

 
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:02 AM   #53
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I also don't think the Suburbs is as amazing as everyone else seems to think. There are a lot of perfect songs but there is substantial bloat as well. If the album were maybe 5 songs shorter, it would be better

 
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I listened to it a lot and saw them at the Barclays center and I can't even recall one song
Kinda same, I mainlined that album like a goon and went to the show but other than that crazy multi drum intro to Orpheus Eurydice (it's never over) or whatever it's called I can't remember what any of the fuggen of the songs are sound like no mores just a blank in my skull

I am feeling however that perhaps in many years it will grow on me, sometimes shits too ahead of my times to connect to my wiggleworm corpseparty of a heart

 
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The other single was released and it's shit
SOME BOYS HATE THEMSLVS

spend their lifes resenting their fathers!!!

 
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Old 06-20-2017, 02:33 AM   #56
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honestly too cringe for me to get through this band sucks

 
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:08 AM   #57
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The lyrics are indeed gawdawful to that track yeah; when he got to mumblin about "the failed myth of american prosperity" or someshit I straight spat my capri sun at the youtube in cackles of derision

Fucken win butler man! Can't get out of his own way, such a boob

 
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:38 PM   #58
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so I've heard three tracks now (have more been released?) and honestly I am not very impressed. Kind of feels like they just don't have much to say on this one or something

 
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Old 07-01-2017, 06:42 PM   #59
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I'm more excited about the new National, although I don't know if I could like anything more than I loved the last album


 
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:41 PM   #60
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this is better than the other songs IMO. still not really clicking with me like their other music though



 
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