2017 Arcade Fire LP

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yesca, Thursday, 1 June 2017 22:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink


the ghost of markers, Thursday, 1 June 2017 22:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I laughed out loud when the Dancing Queen bit came in. It's the first song I've kind of enjoyed of theirs in years.

kitchen person, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Another important detail:


yesca, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sounds like the scissor sisters lol

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Another important detail:


― yesca

It does have a similar feel to Touch from Random Access Memories when it gets going.

kitchen person, Thursday, 1 June 2017 23:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This song is better than anything they've done after 'Funeral'. They completely lost me with after that album, but this is good.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 2 June 2017 00:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm really confused by ppl saying this is the best thing they've done in a decade bcz to my ears this sounds like a song they have already made like 6 times

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 2 June 2017 01:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also guys do you think this will be the 2nd to last track of the record?

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 2 June 2017 01:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I expected to hate this. I don't. But that's about the extent of it.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 2 June 2017 01:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Have they made this song already?

I just think everything after Funeral was way too self-indulgent, aspiring to reach U2 levels of arena rock, which really, completely put me off. If this new one is a sign of things to come I might get on board again. It is an incredible earworm too tbh.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 2 June 2017 01:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Neon Bible is my favorite album of theirs. I don't know if anything after that one was more or less pompous, but I just didn't care anymore.

Weird that you'd find this one to be them somehow pulling back on aspiration, though...there's a huge choir part.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 2 June 2017 01:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I enjoy the ABBA-ness.

What I'm not sure about is the fact that it also reminds me of this:

MarkoP, Friday, 2 June 2017 01:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It is weird! I think to me it sounds a lot like them grooving out and not take themselves way too seriously? (I mean, they did with Funeral, but that was their debut album, and I took that very serious as well). Not figured it out yet as per the new one. They'd lost me completely after Funeral, and while this is thoroughly different, it sounds good to me idk.


Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 2 June 2017 01:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's alright for what it is. I don't like it nearly as much as "Black Mirror" or "Reflektor" (the track). I've never liked an LP of theirs from beginning to end, though.

pomenitul, Friday, 2 June 2017 01:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Funeral was so good but it's strange to me that nearly everything since has been a straight up pastiche of something. didn't expect it would be ABBA this time but it at least has a nice lightness to it

ufo, Friday, 2 June 2017 01:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink


Van Horn Street, Friday, 2 June 2017 03:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Le Bateau Ivre, you should really give Reflektor a chance, if you haven't already. It sounds quite a lot like a bunch of stuff from that record. I love the Hancock-sample :)

Frederik B, Friday, 2 June 2017 12:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

My phone's been blowing up for 24 hours because I spent a decade in a band called Everything, Now!


(also, that single is pretty vanilla)

dronestreet, Friday, 2 June 2017 17:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Freely translated back: 'hmm… a trifle.'

pomenitul, Friday, 2 June 2017 22:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

@Fred, it's not something high on my list but will give it 'nother go.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 3 June 2017 10:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I love Funeral, Neon Bible half of it and then haven't felt like listening to them again.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 3 June 2017 16:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Suburbs was so boring that I almost gave up on them, but Reflektor has some quite good stuff. I mean, it's overlong, and Everything Now kinda trumps a lot of attempts at similar dancey stuff on it, but it's worth giving a shot.

I really, really, really like this new on :) So joyful. Looking forward to shouting along when they play Roskilde this summer.

Frederik B, Saturday, 3 June 2017 16:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Suburbs is their best album by far (though Funeral made the bigger impression on me at the time)

New single sounds just like their last album

niels, Monday, 5 June 2017 14:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Will also rep for Suburbs as (maybe) their best album.

Kinda last me with Reflektor. Will check new one out based on the single, which I liked.

circa1916, Monday, 5 June 2017 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lost not last*

circa1916, Monday, 5 June 2017 14:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New single sounds just like their last album

Yeah except now a melody is included in the price of the album for you.

yesca, Monday, 5 June 2017 14:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Funeral and Neon Bible only. Neon Bible is better.

flappy bird, Monday, 5 June 2017 14:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Funeral >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the rest of it is O.K. and wouldn't have got noticed without Funeral. I'm going super stretch this comparison but whatever: The Grammy for 'The Suburbs' is kind of like the indie rock equivalent of Scorcese getting an Oscar for 'The Departed'.

yesca, Monday, 5 June 2017 15:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

haha I can see that

niels, Monday, 5 June 2017 15:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

anyway Neon Bible has good songs but they're lost in the terrible production - muddy, weak and cluttered

niels, Monday, 5 June 2017 15:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink


It's this fucking lot again.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 5 June 2017 17:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't particularly like them, enjoy a few previous songs, but the new single is ridiculous yet not bad. It's catchy but there are some very silly aspects (the mentioned abba hook, the flute breakdown - borderline spinal tap territory, the everything now chanting part that sounds like simple minds' alive and kicking prechorus...).

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 5 June 2017 17:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Funeral and Suburbs are both great, the second is probably the better "album." Neon Bible has its moments but I don't play it much. Reflektor, I'm honestly not sure I've listened to the whole thing.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 5 June 2017 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I wrote upthread the sample was Hancock, but it's of course this tune:

Love it.

Frederik B, Monday, 5 June 2017 18:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I first heard that song through ILX, and imagine Win Butler did the same. Though apparently it's on a pretty influential compilation.

Frederik B, Monday, 5 June 2017 18:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink


They've always incorporated New Order into their music but the beginning foundation of this track is about as obvious a nod as it gets.

yesca, Sunday, 18 June 2017 05:07 (six days ago) Permalink

the "first record" reference is clever but I can't help think the new Killers single trumps them for cheese appeal

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 18 June 2017 05:10 (six days ago) Permalink

decent song but subtlety was never a strong point with these guys huh

niels, Sunday, 18 June 2017 07:59 (six days ago) Permalink

I like the Francis Bebey sample

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 19 June 2017 15:44 (five days ago) Permalink

Funeral is their best album because it doesn't sound like a DFA b-sides compilation heard through a thin wall, and neither was it recorded in a big echoey church

Shat Parp (dog latin), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:20 (four days ago) Permalink


niels, Tuesday, 20 June 2017 08:28 (four days ago) Permalink

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