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Old 03-19-07, 09:25 AM
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just one listen, I was quite honestly floored - very rare for me. Album of the year! (so far)
Old 03-20-07, 06:34 PM
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Love the lyrics in Windowsill:

"You can't forgive what you can't forget"

that are revisted in My Body is a Cage two songs later:

"Just because you're forgotten, that doesn't mean you're forgiven"

Good stuff...
Old 03-20-07, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DrRingDing
Between the Arcade Fire debuting at 2 and the Shins debuting at 1 (wasn't it?), I'd say we are now learning how the internet and word of mouth...
Yeah, but we all know there is no good music being recorded today Fantastic seeing these two bands get such exposure.
Old 03-21-07, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by DrRingDing
I believe for most people on this board, Funeral was a definite grower. It took a good 10 listens before I truly liked it. Another 10 and I was in love. Another 10 and I put it in my top ten ever.

I had Funeral for several months and listened to it maybe a total of 5 times with a mostly indifferent opinion. Then something clicked and it was on almost non-stop rotation on my iPod.

I guess what I'm trying to say: give it some time. You said it yourself about Neon Bible: "Even the songs that I didn't really care for at first have actually become my favorites of the album"; well, same goes for Funeral.

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Well, barely a week later and I'm enjoying the heck out of Funeral. Go figure...

There were two songs on the album in particular that really needed to be given a chance to grow on me. Neighborhood #2 (Laika) and Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) sounded like they were both a slide-whistle away from being just a couple more cheesy, cornball, poppy Modest Mouse-esque songs. They still aren't my favorite songs on the album by a long shot, but after giving them a chance I've started to appreciate them a lot more.

Great album...great band.
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Originally Posted by auto
Love the lyrics in Windowsill:

"You can't forgive what you can't forget"

that are revisted in My Body is a Cage two songs later:

"Just because you're forgotten, that doesn't mean you're forgiven"

Good stuff...
Maybe it's just me, those lyrics in "Windowsill" strike me as a little too obvious and earnest.

Without the truly excellent, swelling musical backing given "Windowsill", it would be a fairly rote and trite protest song.

Still it's a great song, no doubt about that.

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Old 03-21-07, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiro11
Maybe it's just me, those lyrics strike me as a little too obvious and earnest.

Without the truly excellent, swelling musical backing given "Windowsill", it would be a fairly rote and trite protest song.

Still it's a great song, no doubt about that.
Yeah, I sorta cringe during the "MTV" and "World War III" lines.
They would've been cool 15-20 years ago, but seem really forced now.
Old 06-06-07, 06:55 PM
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Album of the year.

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Old 07-23-07, 10:41 AM
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Arcade Fire announces NYC date

Arcade Fire announces NYC date
Monday, 23 July 2007
July 23, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ARCADE FIRE ANNOUNCES NEW YORK CITY DATE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 AT RANDALL'S ISLAND
ONLINE PRE-SALE TO BEGIN JULY 24

Arcade Fire continues to flesh out its fall tour itinerary with a headlining date at New York City's Randall's Island being the latest in a new batch of U.S. dates accompanying the previously announced shows at Red Rocks, the Hollywood Bowl in LA, St. Paul MN, Louisville KY and Columbus OH. LCD Soundsystem will support on all dates, listed below, and additional shows will be announced soon.

Arcade Fire is currently in the midst of a UK/Europe festival tour that concludes with the Reading and Leeds Festivals on Aug. 25 & 26. Prior to the U.S. headline dates, they will appear at the Austin City Limits festival on Sept. 15, and will tape an appearance that weekend for an episode of Austin City Limits to air in December (exact date TBD).

In order to make the headline shows more accessible and to keep service charges low, Arcade Fire will make a limited number of tickets available for purchase prior directly through http://www.arcadefire.tickets.musictoday.com prior to tickets going on sale to the general public. Ticket pre-sale and general on-sale dates are listed below where applicable.

September 15 - Austin TX - Austin City Limits festival
September 17 - Morrison CO - Red Rocks
September 20 - Los Angeles CA - Hollywood Bowl

September 30 - St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium at RiverCent
(online presale 7/25-7/27, general on-sale 7/28)

October 3 - Louisville KY - Waterfront Park
(online presale 7/23 - 7/27, general on-sale 7/28)

October 5 - Columbus OH - LC Pavilion
(online presale 7/31 - 8/3, general on-sale 8/4)

October 6 - New York NY - Randall's Island
(online presale 7/24-26. general onsale 7/27)
Old 07-23-07, 11:16 AM
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yeah I am gonna hit up that Randall's Island show, should be nice.
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I'll probably drive 5 hours from Buffalo, NY to go see Columbus OH
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Tickets scored for Columbus on 5 October.
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Got four tickets for OHIO baby

5 hour road trip
Old 08-01-07, 12:20 AM
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best show i've been to this year

to those of you who haven't had a chance yet: i think you'll be quite satisfied. their stage set/presence/sound/energy blows all past performances away. regine really stole the show.
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See them at Sasquatch or Portland?

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yeah, I saw them in Toronto in May it was awesome, Can't wait to see them in Oct. I also heard they are planning a Canadian Tour for early 08
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Originally Posted by DeltaSigChi4
See them at Sasquatch or Portland?

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Old 10-28-07, 06:15 PM
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I hesitated to put this at the top of my year list so far, but every time I listen to it, it creeps up another notch. I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up at the top by the end of the year.

Right now, I'm really digging "Neon Bible" (the song), which means my pattern from the first album is returning: not only is it a grower, but my favorite song on the album shifts over time. For the record, their first album topped my year end list for that year... So this may be indicative of something...
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Old 10-28-07, 07:14 PM
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This album has gotten better for me with repeat listens. The overall album is not as good as Funeral, but I think "Intervention" and "No Cars Go" are far and away there best songs.
Old 10-28-07, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by starseed1981
This album has gotten better for me with repeat listens. The overall album is not as good as Funeral, but I think "Intervention" and "No Cars Go" are far and away there best songs.
i thought so too, but upon repeat listens i tend to prefer this one. it's more mature sounding and a bit more varied.
Old 10-29-07, 06:16 AM
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Definitely cant understand the love for this CD. To me, its a mish mash of a little bit of everything currently going on in the genre - and the band doesnt strike me as especially talented or groundbreaking (or even listenable). Whatever. Maybe some of us don't 'get' this band.
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Originally Posted by Buckleyesque
Definitely cant understand the love for this CD. To me, its a mish mash of a little bit of everything currently going on in the genre - and the band doesnt strike me as especially talented or groundbreaking (or even listenable). Whatever. Maybe some of us don't 'get' this band.
Have you given their albums multiple listenings? I'm not trying to say that you have to like them, but moreover that it took me at least 5 listens to get into either album.

The first time I heard Funeral, it didn't strike me as anything special. I grudgingly listened to it a few more times, mostly as background music as I was working. And slowly it crept into my consciousness. And then, wham, it hit me and I loved the album.

It takes some dedication though.

And, in the end, you simply may not like them - in which case, I may not understand but the more power to you!
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Me too.

I didn't stay for day two though. Followed them down to Portland for the theatre show.

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Originally Posted by starseed1981
This album has gotten better for me with repeat listens.
agreed! and i can't help but wonder why this wasn't any more commercially successful than it was.

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