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Postby gjhardwick on Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:55 am

one of the guitarists plays a Travis Bean, so i figured they'd be popular around here for that reason...
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Postby mr.arrison on Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:14 am

gjhardwick wrote:one of the guitarists plays a Travis Bean, so i figured they'd be popular around here for that reason...


I can't hear it. too many other baroque instruments cluttering the mix- washboards, violins, mandolins, mandolincellos, cellos, organs, moogs, violas, six other guitars, etc. - and that Springsteen-esque vocalist turned up to 11 on top of it all.

this band is thick and directionless. no breathing room. like a smog haze.
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Postby Ty Webb on Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:59 am

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......





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Postby John George Peppers on Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:17 pm

dansoderburg wrote: i've dated many reasonable women in the past few years who enjoy bands such as pinball flamers or whatever the furk they is called, and it's not like they're dumb people. they are intelligent on many other issues, they are just wrong on music.


Yes, Arcade Fire fans are wrong on music and mostly women seem perpetuate this sonic bullshit.
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Postby Marsupialized on Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:28 pm

John George Peppers wrote:
dansoderburg wrote: i've dated many reasonable women in the past few years who enjoy bands such as pinball flamers or whatever the furk they is called, and it's not like they're dumb people. they are intelligent on many other issues, they are just wrong on music.


Yes, Arcade Fire fans are wrong on music and mostly women seem perpetuate this sonic bullshit.


it's women and those indie rock dudes who are like a hair away from being women...you know, all of them
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Postby John George Peppers on Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:52 pm

Pitchfork:8/06/07 wrote:In our ongoing attempt to document the Arcade Fire's every single move........


Fucking Disgusting.
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Postby kerble on Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:00 pm

John George Peppers wrote:
Pitchfork:8/06/07 wrote:In our ongoing attempt to document the Arcade Fire's every single move........


Fucking Disgusting.


I think you secretly like this band.

Pitchfork wasn't lying when they wrote that blurb. You may be by reading it, though.
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Postby major malling marsupial on Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:06 pm

primate fly heavyweight wrote:i have never heard this band.

i might never ever hear this band.

but i know one thing: 99% of everything sucks.

i'm sure this band is 1% good.

fuck you arcade fire, may i never hear your mediocrity.
that's a mighty convincing argument there.
anyway, i have heard their mediocrity. it's ok.
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Postby John George Peppers on Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:02 pm

kerble wrote:Pitchfork wasn't lying when they wrote that blurb. You may be by reading it, though.


yea, I admit I have too much time on my hands today and I clicked on their article for no good reason. It's so bad and I can't look away. :shock: :smt078
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Postby a. james on Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:10 pm

aren't they canadian? doesn't that just say it all.
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Postby John George Peppers on Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:17 pm

that damned fly wrote:aren't they canadian? doesn't that just say it all.


ZING!
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Postby Eating Noddemix on Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:30 pm

Are people still talking about this band?

I like three songs off their first album (which I got right when it came out, gulp, after reading a review of it in pitchfork [i discerned from the review --- yes, i admit, i once read an album review on pitchfork --- that it might be something i would like, even though i'm pretty weary toward such "indie" music. turns out it was something i'd like, partially anyway])

I tried to tell my ex to see them the first time they went through mpls, that she would like it, but she wouldn't listen. Then, a couple months later, on x-mas break, i gave her their album as one of several gifts, and she returned from her stay in canada really liking it. To the extent that after about a week I was getting sick of hearing it. Add to this the fact that "the current" (a pretty weak noncommercial radio station in the twin cities) was, if i recall correctly, starting up, and Minneapolis naturally has this stupid white quasi-adult rock streak. Lot of people who look like mods up there but mostly listen to watered down brit rock shit. Get lots of pussy fucking girls who don't know any better.
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Postby madmanmunt on Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:47 pm

I saw them supporting the Constantines before their first record came out while I was drunk off my face. They put on a really good show. A REALLY good show. To the point that I remarked what an exceptional support band they were. I didn't remember their name but when they became famous I realised who they were due to the accordions and other "exotic" instruments, waistcoats and slightly twattish stage behaviour.

These days my only feelings about "the" Arcade Fire are related to their lovely violinist, Sarah Neufeld.
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Postby holmes on Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:10 am

do they say twat in montreal now? thats fucking great if they do. what about bollocks?
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Postby madmanmunt on Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:32 pm

holmes wrote:do they say twat in montreal now? thats fucking great if they do. what about bollocks?


I say both twat and bollocks, but that's because I come from the UK.
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Postby Spinach Orlean on Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:55 pm

definitely not crap!

Arcade Fire is one of those bands that almost feels like it is designed for teenage girls but then when you listen to it,

you get slapped in the face and realize its just damn good music
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Postby FuzzBob on Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:05 pm

Just barely not crap, but a veritable Waffle House.

Doesn't matter, because your girlfriend likes them whether you know it or not.
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Postby chet on Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:21 pm

It turns out, this guy that I'm casual acquaintances with was in this band at one point. He was playing at a show with them (and messing up his part, probably because he couldnt hear everyone else; hes a great musician so I bet he was just having an off-night), and the singer kept giving him dirty looks or something like that, so he literally just threw aside his instrument and just made a beeline for the door. The band almost broke up that night. Rumor has it a viola was broken in the shuffle.

He was gone after that. This was pre-Time magazine and SNL. I didn't know about this until yesterday...
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Postby chet on Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:28 pm

Oh yeah, the other bands hes been in, WAY WAY WAY better than the Arcade Fire. Theyre not that good.
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Postby Johnny C on Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:44 pm

Not Crap, but with a huge waffle factor based on how dour they've gotten as of their new record. It's ironic that a record named Funeral would turn out to be more joyous and full of life than one named Neon Bible.
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