Photo

Arcade Fire


  • Please log in to reply
209 replies to this topic

#21 Pedro Cerrano

Pedro Cerrano

    I Miss McNulty

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,438 posts
  • LocationEllicott City, MD

Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:54 PM

They certainly aren't the most accessible band -- a few listens is necessary. I'd check out the studio cuts if you can. My favorites (in chronological order):

-Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
-Wake Up
-Rebellion (Lies)
-Keep the Car Running
-Intervention
-No Cars Go
-My Body is a Cage
-Ready to Start
-City with no Children
-Suburban War
-Deep Blue
-We Used to Wait
-Sprawl #2 (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

@bopper33


#22 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:59 PM

Good list... although I'd probably have Haiti on there somewhere... that song just does it for me for whatever reason.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#23 mweb08

mweb08

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,428 posts
  • LocationRidgely's Delight

Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

I think I will give them a listen again soon. A lot of people on here seem to like them and maybe they are one of the bands that take a couple listens before I may start liking them? Are there any songs that anybody recommends?


My 4 favorite songs from each album are probably as follows:

Neighborhood #4 (Power Out), Wake Up, Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), Rebellion (Lies)
No Cars Go, Intervention, Black Wave/Bad Vibrations, Keep the Car Running
We Used to Wait, Ready to Start, Sprawl II, City with No Children

It was tough to narrow it down to 4 for each.

#24 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:28 PM

I think I will give them a listen again soon. A lot of people on here seem to like them and maybe they are one of the bands that take a couple listens before I may start liking them? Are there any songs that anybody recommends?

What mweb said.

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#25 Coker

Coker

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,552 posts

Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:24 PM

Really loved Funeral. Took me a few listens, but it gets stuck in your head pretty quickly. Parts of The Suburbs is awesome, but it doesn't have the same staying power with me.

#26 Pedro Cerrano

Pedro Cerrano

    I Miss McNulty

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,438 posts
  • LocationEllicott City, MD

Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:00 PM

Have you listened to the Suburbs enough, though? The second half of that record is just unreal.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

@bopper33


#27 MKlein76

MKlein76

    Sports Fan

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,818 posts
  • LocationGlen Burnie, MD

Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:56 AM

Thanks all for the song suggestions. I will try to give them all a listen soon.
@MKlein76

#28 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:15 PM

I have to say, returning to work on a Tuesday after the Ravens clinch the AFC Title over the Patriots, and listening to Arcade Fire in my office all day is about as close to euphoric as it gets. What a great day!

MPK - any progress here?

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#29 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

Any other Black Donnellys fans out there? I thought this show had potential.

Rebellion (Lies) is probably my top seed.

9xVosCosnFk

“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#30 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

NME.com: James Murphy Calls New Arcade Fire' Album 'Really Great'

http://www.nme.com/n...cade-fire/70596

 

Interesting that they worked with James murphy of LCD Soundsystem. 

 

Also, Win and Regine just had their first kid - wonder how that might change some of their tone, if at all?

 

Can't wait for this album.


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#31 Pedro Cerrano

Pedro Cerrano

    I Miss McNulty

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,438 posts
  • LocationEllicott City, MD

Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:50 PM

New Arcade Fire album in October!!

 

http://www.stereogum...-out-1029/news/

 

Each of their records, in my humble opinion, have gotten progressively better, so I'm very excited about this one!

 

Along with The Hold Steady, they are my favorite band these days.  Can't wait.
 

May they win another Grammy and piss off the Teenie-Boppers!


  • You Play to Win the Game and mweb08 like this

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

@bopper33


#32 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

They're my favorite's currently. Have been for 2 years now. Very excited there's finally a release date, though I'm bummed it's not until October. I had heard summer earlier in the year. Can't wait.


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#33 Pedro Cerrano

Pedro Cerrano

    I Miss McNulty

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33,438 posts
  • LocationEllicott City, MD

Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

Listening to "Funeral" this morning at work.  I'll be listening to their stuff more and more as October approaches.


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

@bopper33


#34 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:36 AM

Listening to "Funeral" this morning at work.  I'll be listening to their stuff more and more as October approaches.

 

Had people over last night for the ASG and had "The Suburbs" on for a bit. Love it.


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#35 mweb08

mweb08

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,428 posts
  • LocationRidgely's Delight

Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:48 PM

Can't wait!

 

http://www.rollingst...y-says-20130716



#36 NewMarketSean

NewMarketSean

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,847 posts

Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:17 PM

Yup, I'm excited too.

 

I feel like new indie music is beneath my age bracket. Can't really get into any new stuff so I have been waiting for releases from the bands I really came to love during the 2000's -- Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Walkmen, Stars, etc...


I never had friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

#37 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

Yup, I'm excited too.

 

I feel like new indie music is beneath my age bracket. Can't really get into any new stuff so I have been waiting for releases from the bands I really came to love during the 2000's -- Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Walkmen, Stars, etc...

 

I have been on a HUGE... and i mean, HUGE Radiohead kick for like a month now. Just can't stop listening to them. I only got into them about a year ago.

 

Arcade Fire is my favorite band though, so I am fiending. A fiend of the highest order, really.


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#38 NewMarketSean

NewMarketSean

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 21,847 posts

Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:59 PM

New single and video released today, "Reflektor". Catchy, dancey...you can definitely feel the James Murphy influence. Bowie on backing vocals. There's a lot to like about the song, the video is cool, but there isn't much to dig into IMO. maybe it'll play better in the context of a full album. Still a solid single though. Not too many bands can have their first single be 7.5 minutes long. AF can. Looking forward to the new album and tour.
I never had friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

#39 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:27 PM


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias


#40 You Play to Win the Game

You Play to Win the Game

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 57,269 posts
  • LocationMaryland

Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:35 PM

Very disco'ey. Not sure what I think of it yet, but it's pretty catchy. 


“We have a shot at a wild card right now. But it is not a probability that we're going to win a wild card.” -2022 Trade Deadline

"It's liftoff from here" - after selling on 2022

"We're on a slight upward arc" - Winter Meetings 2022

"I think it's really hard to sit there and chart a course and say, 'We're likely to win the division.'" - Winter Meetings 2022

Mike Elias





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Our Sponsors


 width=  width=