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Arcade Fire Band • Page 6

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by VanMastaIteHab, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Kind of surprised about the love for Reflektor. I strongly dislike at least half of that record. The second half is better than the first, but it’s still a way weaker album than what came before it. Better than Everything Now though.
  2. Barresi

    Spooky Space Kook Supporter

    I’m touch and go with Reflektor, pretty let down by Everything Now, but those first three albums would probably all be in my top fifty. Suburbs is close to the top spot.
  3. Steve_JustAGuy


    I'm a full on weirdo with this band because The Suburbs is my least favorite album by them

    I like Everything Now, "We Don't Deserve Love" is such a gorgeous song.
  4. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    didn't vibe with Reflektor but that's partly because the marketing campaign was exhausting
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  5. Dinosaurs Dish

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    I’m still a Neon Bible, guy.
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  6. the rural juror Jul 31, 2020
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    the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    Funeral is a perfect album and one of the best debuts of all time. Suburbs and and Neon Bible are both excellent and not far behind. Reflektor is okay but really hit-or-miss. Everything Now is a turd except for two or three songs.
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  7. Dinosaurs Dish

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    It’s wild how amazing Creature Comfort is compared to the rest of the album.
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  8. I absolutely despised Everything Now bar a couple of songs but they were on a great run up to that point. Hopefully it was just a blip and they can recover from it, and Win Butler from Lead Singer Syndrome.
  9. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  10. Dinosaurs Dish

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    I was never a fan of The Suburbs overall
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  11. Brent

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  12. Dinosaurs Dish

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    There are three or four songs I like a lot but otherwise, it just didn’t grab me. Funeral and Neon Bible gripped me immediately front-to-back and that didn’t happen with this one. And I’ve fallen off AF in general since then really.
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  13. Dinosaurs Dish

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    Lol, just looked it up on Wikipedia and I had no idea it was inspired by the suburbs The Woodlands down here in Texas. I wouldn’t even call them suburbs, they’re one of the richest areas in Texas, haha
  14. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    The Suburbs is definitely my favorite Arcade Fire album. Funeral and Neon Bible have higher highs, but The Suburbs is such a great album-length statement.
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  15. Drewski

    Maybe so, maybe not.

    The final chorus of The Suburbs when Regine comes in is one of the most chilling moments in all of music.
  16. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    My old friends
    I can remember when
    You cut your hair
    I never saw you again
    Now the cities we live in
    could be distant stars
    And I search for you
    in every passing car

    Still one of my favorite stanzas along with:

    The last defender
    of the sprawl
    Said "Well, where do you kids live?"

    Well, sir,
    if you only knew
    what the answer's worth

    Been searching
    every corner
    of the earth

    Can’t believe it’s been a decade already. One of my favorites and I must have listened to this over and over that year. I loved the campaign behind it.
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  17. Their first two have better peaks but The Suburbs is probably my favourite Arcade Fire record.
  18. Serenity Now

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    minus the part about falling off AF since, I’m in the same place with suburbs. I have tried to make it not the case so many times! Just doesn’t pull me in. It defies logic too, because I agree with all of the positive observations about the record. It’s actually one of my biggest personal music mysteries haha
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  19. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Agree. I don’t follow this band in the press enough to know: what’s Win been doing? Showing off or something?
  20. His entire vibe during the Everything Now cycle was way off honestly, part of the reason why I came down so hard on that album.
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  21. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    Fair enough...all I can I remember fright now is a cereal or something from that rollout.
  22. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

    Listening back through The Suburbs this morning and put on the bonus tracks as well. Culture War in particular feels incredibly prescient and damning from the opening lines all the way back in 2010:

    Now the future's staring at me
    Like a vision from the past
    And I know these crumbs they sold me
    They're never going to last
    Though we know the culture war
    We don't know what it's for but
    We've lived the southern strategy
    You know it's never going to last
    So keep it in the past

    Jump to the end of the song after Winn spends the majority of it railing against conservatives for carrying on with their archaic politics and it gets particularly chilling to listen to now:

    Now the kids are growing up so fast
    And paying for our crimes
    We'll be soldiers for you, mommy and daddy
    In your culture war
    We'll be soldiers for you, mommy and daddy
    But we don't know what it's for

    We're soldiers now
    in the culture war
    We're soldiers now
    but we don't know what it's for

    So tell me what's it for

    You want it? You got it
    here's your culture war
    You want it? Now you've got it
    so tell me what's it for
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  24. Nyquist

    I must now go to the source Supporter

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