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Discussion: Arcade Fire

in: Hammer; Hammer > 2017-07-28

Jul 29, 2017 4:36 PM # 
Had a listen myself. That's a great comparison.

I have to say that Arcade Fire has bothered me recently. They've been kinda self indulgent and preachy....trying to be too mega-bandy.

But this album I really like. It's very good music. Unique fun sound. Some punk undertones. One of their best. I can't hate anymore.

Have a listen to this beauty. Ride it out...

The War On Drugs - Strangest Thing

Aw ya.

Is that a touch of Don Henley in there?
Jul 29, 2017 5:11 PM # 
Yeah I'm really looking forward to the concert. I never saw Talking Heads in concert having missed the last Talking Heads tour (they played at Kingswood) by two days (racing in Europe). You know David Byrne lived in Hamilton as a kid eh.

So Arcade Fire is filling that void.

Arcade Fire vs Tom Tom Club

Jul 29, 2017 6:21 PM # 
They put on a great show. You'll enjoy it.

Mr. Butler is a bit of a rockstar. He's fantastic.

Only downside is being at the ACC...a larger venue. It probably means more impressive AV stuff, which is a positive.
Jul 29, 2017 7:52 PM # 
Wasn't it Ian Ashbury from the Cult that lived in Hamilton?
Jul 29, 2017 8:29 PM # 
I thought the intro to Everything Now was a Bee-Gees song
Jul 29, 2017 9:19 PM # 
wikipedia: David Byrne was born 14 May 1952, in Dumbarton, Scotland ... Two years after his birth, his parents moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
Jul 30, 2017 8:03 AM # 
I thought Everything Now was a Pulp song. Or at least Jarvis Cocker singing...
Jul 30, 2017 1:48 PM # 
For me, Arcade Fire's best song:

Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

Big tune.

From their first full length album 'Funeral'. The album that put them on the map. Still their best.
Jul 31, 2017 1:04 PM # 
I'm with Mark, like their pre-disco stuff way better.
Jul 31, 2017 1:36 PM # 
Ya....the album is getting slagged pretty heavily. All the promo stuff is a little much, but the music is fine.

Hipster critics prefer their old sound too, but their newer albums play off very well at their live shows.

A lot more fun, a lot less heavy angst.

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