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« Aug 10, 2010 7:27:33 GMT »
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Definetly a disappointment after a couple of listens. You just have to look at the track listing to know the album will be too long. The 1st three tracks are pretty good, but they also sound like they've given up on much of their musical ambition (a bit like HOTS on their 2d album); and then it's the songwriting that's gone.
I feel like giving it a few more chances though. Mr David, you're right about familiarity, but not all albums make you want to come back to them.

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« Aug 10, 2010 8:31:55 GMT »
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Don't bring HOTS into this bruv, Blood Meridian :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

I like the new Arcade Fire album but I'm not a huge fan of the band so what do I know. I like Modern Man the most ;)

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« Aug 10, 2010 9:35:40 GMT »
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Blood Meridian is a good album, I still listen to it, but there's no denying that there was some formatting at work there.

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« Aug 10, 2010 9:38:18 GMT »
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Albums called LEFT lol You look a right douche now!

It's by no means a touch on The Lost Riots but has some big tunes. I'm not sure what you mean by "formatting" tbh.

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« Aug 10, 2010 9:49:21 GMT »
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UK tour in December, despite being a bit disappointed by the album I'm definitely going to see them.

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« Aug 10, 2010 9:56:49 GMT »
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Aug 10, 2010 9:38:18 GMT @socalledhardcunt said:
Albums called LEFT lol You look a right douche now!

It's by no means a touch on The Lost Riots but has some big tunes. I'm not sure what you mean by "formatting" tbh.


Left, right.

Formatting: shorter tracks, simpler song structures, more basic production & arrangements.

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« Aug 10, 2010 12:20:37 GMT »
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i've given this a few listens now and i reckon i sit somewhere between abs and titch (ahem). yeah so i think it's a good album tbh, 7-8/10 stuff imo. it's true that it is too long and it is perhaps a bit too relentlessly mid-tempo (but then again month of may, the most driving song on there, is also the weakest for me) but it's also really well crafted and has great hooks and variety in texture.

i agree with abs in that i don't see how this record is a desperate grasp for mainstream success, yes it has plenty of accessible radio-friendly tunes on there but then again so did both of their previous albums.

i actually find this a far more satisfying follow-up to funeral than neon bible. that album sounded like it wasn't sure what it wanted to be, with this record they clearly had a definite direction and vision and have followed through with that well. yeah it may not be as good as funeral, and it lacks anything with the bristling energy of power out or tunnels, but it is a more than solid album from a band that could yet prove to be a great album band imo.

or they could turn into another U2, and the resemblances are evident on this record. but where kings of leon jumped straight into the mire of all that you can't leave behind, at least arcade fire have had the decency to stop off at the joshua tree



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« Aug 10, 2010 18:44:31 GMT »
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UK tour in December, despite being a bit disappointed by the album I'm definitely going to see them.


arena tour though :'(

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« Aug 10, 2010 19:03:19 GMT »
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ibut where kings of leon jumped straight into the mire of all that you can't leave behind, at least arcade fire have had the decency to stop off at the joshua tree


You say that like it's almost a good thing.

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« Aug 10, 2010 19:26:39 GMT »
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Aug 10, 2010 9:56:49 GMT @chuzeville said:
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Aug 10, 2010 9:38:18 GMT @socalledhardcunt said:
Albums called LEFT lol You look a right douche now!

It's by no means a touch on The Lost Riots but has some big tunes. I'm not sure what you mean by "formatting" tbh.


Left, right.

Formatting: shorter tracks, simpler song structures, more basic production & arrangements.


They said the wanted to write songs instead of wrapping everying up in some bombastic apoloptic sound which imo was a bit of a mistake. There's a lot more going on with Left than the new AF album though.

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« Aug 10, 2010 21:07:52 GMT »
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ibut where kings of leon jumped straight into the mire of all that you can't leave behind, at least arcade fire have had the decency to stop off at the joshua tree


You say that like it's almost a good thing.


:D wellllll surely even a seasoned die-hard U2 hater like yourself can see past bono's extreme cuntishness and appreciate there's a whole world between where the streets have no name and elevation?

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« Aug 11, 2010 11:37:16 GMT »
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I'm sure everyone knows this but I think this is some sort of pre-sale:

www.arcadefire.com/shows/

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« Aug 12, 2010 0:51:59 GMT »
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UK tour in December, despite being a bit disappointed by the album I'm definitely going to see them.


arena tour though :'(


Surely not. :D I'd like to see them try and fill the SECC.

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« Aug 12, 2010 7:18:30 GMT »
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Haven't bothered to listen to the new album yet, like the title track but the other two are a bit beige. Even though Neon Bible was utterly shit, the time I caught them at the Barrowland on that tour remains one of the best gigs I've ever been to. Fuck seeing them, or anyone else, at the SECC though.

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« Aug 12, 2010 13:27:04 GMT »
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Surely not. :D I'd like to see them try and fill the SECC.


They'll sell that out easily, i reckon 2 maybe 3 nights at 02 as well.

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« Aug 12, 2010 16:45:34 GMT »
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Surely not. :D I'd like to see them try and fill the SECC.


They comfortably sold out the MEN last time and that's considerably bigger than the SECC.

It's a shame they're playing such big venues but it's a fact of life really, I'm just glad I've seen them in some tiny places too.

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« Aug 12, 2010 17:14:00 GMT »
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Surely not. :D I'd like to see them try and fill the SECC.


Maybe if you ever went to gigs you'd know that nearly anybody whose albums hit the charts and has hit singles could fill the SECC ;D

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« Aug 12, 2010 17:15:26 GMT »
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Gigs are popular these days, I remember when a band would do 2 nights at a venue and everybody would be like NO WAY, the music playing brixton academy, I remember thinking this is amazing all these people here :D

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« Aug 13, 2010 8:16:45 GMT »
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The album has just gone No.1 in the UK & US album charts.

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« Aug 13, 2010 16:47:28 GMT »
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Aye okay, sue me, I wasn't aware that Arcade Fire were even remotely popular in the UK nevermind in the charts.

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