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I do think Daft Punk are the wrong targets for this though regardless. They made their most recent album almost entirely with live instruments, it’s practically a classic rock album.
As much as I sympathize with Arcade Fire’s sentiment, I feel like at a fundamental level it’s pretty unjustified. If audiences enjoy EDM and electronic music, who are artists who don’t make that kind of music to criticize the artists that produce EDM/electronica? I do think it’s great when a group like Disclosure reproduces their sound with live instruments, I think that’d be ideal, but people are going to listen to what they like.
If anything, this reminded me of what a great album From Elvis in Memphis is. What a tight band.
Just for some context, headliners in 97: Orbital, Devo, The Prodigy, The Orb, Tool, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tricky, Korn, James, Julian Marley and Damian Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce and the Uprising Band, Failure, The Sunshine
Happy to see that Arctic Monkeys have finally achieved near festival headliner status in the states, but damn this is a safe/corporate lineup.
Maybe I’m crazy, but I really like this.
I heard it live and was really excited by some of the songs, but then I went home and listened to the endlessly looped and tinny sounding recordings and was disappointed all over again. “Bloom” and a few others have potential, but there are like three tracks on there that are just not exciting (and that’s out of 8 – and one of those is “Feral”).
Yup, and I think the singles he was involved more heavily with were excellent.
Great piece. After reading about that run, you just feel like the man is due to make a bad album, but I’ve spent every single album wondering, “How the hell is he going to follow this?” and he never disappoints.
Real talk right here.