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Old 07-15-2017, 03:30 PM   #61
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didn't really like that one. Sounds like an MGMT b-side.

This album is shaping up to be a bit of a dud. Oh well. They still have the prerequisite three perfect albums behind them. I'll still give it a shot when it comes out, but I don't think I'm going to purchase it (as I have all their other albums).

 
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:04 AM   #62
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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.
Yeah, this. Could have made for a really radical single disc album, but it did NOT need to be a double disc deal. I could have cut a few off of Suburbs too.

Just got the new one today, despite reviews being NOT warm. Weird to see most major outlets dump all over it.

 
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:06 AM   #63
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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
This. That's my only fear with this new National record. The last one was just SO damn good, maybe even my favorite one, period. I like "The System Only Dreams..." but it doesn't blow me away.

Regardless: I guess to bring it back to the topic at hand, I preordered the National record on blind faith but did not choose to do so with the Arcade Fire one. There's something to be said in that about my faith in the bands' abilities, I guess.

 
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:52 AM   #64
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This. That's my only fear with this new National record. The last one was just SO damn good, maybe even my favorite one, period. I like "The System Only Dreams..." but it doesn't blow me away.

Regardless: I guess to bring it back to the topic at hand, I preordered the National record on blind faith but did not choose to do so with the Arcade Fire one. There's something to be said in that about my faith in the bands' abilities, I guess.
Alligator > Boxer > High Violet > Trouble Will Find Me

that is honestly an incredible 4 album run.

 
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:49 AM   #65
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I was at the supermarket the other day and the single from this album was on the PA and it just fit perfectly, sounded like the kinda unchallenging straightforward pap that gets played on a supermarket PA, which - and remind me if i'm remembering this wrong cause it *was* 13 years ago Funeral debuted - I feel like was at one point exactly not the point of Arcade Fire at all.

 
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I want to say that this album sucks fux and is the worst AAA recording of the year by far, and yet

"Electric Blue" is 1 of the sadprettyist bits of glorious synthgasm I've heard in a life of many synthjobs; id put it up there with "Drive" by the Cars as exemplary of the special holiness of pop music which, done right, can make u cry every tiem

And all the other shit I wanna hate ("chemistry" and "infinite content" especially) are stuck fast in my head and slowly winning me over

I have a feeling the album is deeper than it appears and will take a lot of time to digest, yet I'm simultaneously maddened and impatient to answer the pressing question Is Any of this Actually Good????

 
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