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I meant released in the “Reflektor” comment. But you guys knew that. It’s damn near 2am and I’m posting about Arcade Fire. I’m druuuuunnnnnnkkkkk!
I have finally listened to this enough times to have an opinion! I agree that the second half is the bees knees but the first half easily holds its own as the superior disc based on the gritty edge it has:
1) As much as we’ve all already heard “Reflektor” it’s being discarded as one of the most delicious/accessible tracks AF has ever real eased. That chorus crushes souls.
2) The beginning riff of “We Exist” makes me want to hump something…
3) “Here Comes The Night Time” could possibly be the best song on this entire record. Fuck it’s dancy. Is that even a word???
This album runs train on every other motherfuckin album that has spun on the motherfuckin radio this year sans Yeezus – Stevie Janowski
I agree that Suburbs kicked serious ass, but Neon Bible was their weakest in my opinion. Give this album more listens and you’ll realize its potential.
For anyone that thinks this album is a regression, you must be in the isuckhard camp. This builds on everything they’ve ever done and if anything, shows they can do no wrong regardless of what they are trying to achieve. Did I mention that “Here Comes the Nighttime” might be the catchiest/most fun song of the year? I can’t stop fucking dancing. Long time reader, first time commenter. I plan on getting into the mix here on out. Hail Arcade Fire, Yeezus, Raptor Jesus and D-Tits til the day we die! Stevie Janowski out, if Kenny P says it’s cool…
No correlation, but ironic nonetheless!
This is one of my personal favorite albums of all time and i’ve listened to it countless hours over the last ten years. It got me to thinking about my top-5 songs and after grueling deliberation, here they are…
4. Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down
WTF happened to this band I once loved?!?
Rage Against the Machine please! And even though it will never happen, a new At The Drive-In record would be superb as well.
The reliable source is the fact that they are playing Coachella on Sunday both weekends of the festival.
No shit…like simone
You should truly change your photo to anything besides a picture of yourself….true gomer.
I’m absolutely obsessed with nearly everything Yorke/Radiohead have ever done….that said, this is worthless.
As usual for most music videos:
1) Amazing song
2) Shitty video
3) What’s the point?
“I don’t like Carter IV because Weezy is nothing without his purple drank and me supplying the hook.”
-Drake (also slowly deteriorating in quality)
Maybe my comparison to U2 was a little random. I try to bash them any chance I get because this world needs to be rid of Bono. What I was trying to get at is that Coldplay’s sound seems to be going in the direction of a band simply worried about playing amphitheaters and appealing to everyone. Now instead of writing beautiful, real lyrics that made you feel what Chris Martin was evoking (whether good or bad), we get bullshit about waterfalls and rainbows. They have completely sold out, and no longer have a dynamic sound. I agree with imasquare that their music is uninspired and “watered-down.” Kind of like the last few albums U2 frontman Boner has released.
Some of the songs are decent on this album, but I don’t see why these guys are blowing up. The only people who should really love them are New Yorkers, whom I don’t typically enjoy either.
This CD is going to be my new favorite during post-blunt situations. Palamo must be on acid 24/7…
Decent songs, but what happened to all the bangers on his first record. He seems to want to create a new style of music known as rap lullabies. I want shit that can blow out my car speakers!
I used to be the biggest Coldplay supporter around (even after the 40-year-old-virgin made it even more uncool to like). Then, Viva la Vida came out and my confidence in them to put out stellar records waivered. I liked that they experimented with their sound and found many tracks to still be enjoyable. Now, after sampling five to six songs on this tracklist, I feel they have taken a large step back. This CD is trying to be U2, which is the greatest insult I personally, can throw anyone’s way. I’m just going to keep listening to Parachutes and Rush of Blood to the Head instead.
These guys can do no wrong, but the premise and lyrics of this song are rather silly. Lyrics aside, still a great song to accompany some hippie lettuce.
I enjoy the diversity on this disc, however, my favorite tracks are the ones that sound as if they could have been on the last album. “Just a Song” and “Jamie Marie” are my current favorites. Can’t wait to give it repeat listens….Connor Oberst ain’t got shit on Chris Owens.