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#41 mweb08

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:39 PM

Not loving it, at least not yet.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:17 PM

Not loving it, at least not yet.

 

Yeah, Stil not there yet for me. It's decent enough, but just not up to their standard, IMO. It's catchy and all, but nothing great. Maybe it'll grow on me. I haven't really explored the lyrics yet either, maybe that would help.


"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." ~ The Earl of Baltimore

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:42 PM

The lyrics are great.

 

They've actually gotten better as a band, lyrically.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

The lyrics are great.

 

They've actually gotten better as a band, lyrically.

 

I think lyrically they've been better with each album. The site I use for lyrics doesn't have this song yet, but I'll look elsewhere I guess. I can't really tell exactly everything they're saying, so I was hoping they had a good theme that might grab me. As it is, I have no idea what they're talking about, haha.


"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." ~ The Earl of Baltimore

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

Maybe it will grow on me, but my initial reaction was 'meh'.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

http://www.rollingst...lektor-20130927

 

David Fricke review:

 

The way Butler and Chassagne, who are married, sing those lines in "Reflektor" is a sublime moment in the commotion. It is also a perfect summary of their group's still-fervent indie-born hunger after a decade of mainstream success, and specifically, the decisive, indulgent ambition on Reflektor: a two-record, 75-minute set of 13 songs and the best album Arcade Fire have ever made.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

Very glowing review. I can't wait for the album to drop. One more month.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

Man am I excited for this!

 

As for the single, I love it.  It's like the greatest Talking Heads song you never heard, which is fine by me.


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

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:08 PM

Also, time out, this is a DOUBLE ALBUM???


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

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:16 PM

As I've said several times, each Arcade Fire album, has, in my opinion, been better than the last.  So I'm not shocked that this one is being called their best.


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

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

Nice review, but Arcade Fire certainly has not had a decade plus of mainstream success. There aren't a lot of people I know (other than on here) that even know of or like Arcade Fire... because people are stupid, of course.


"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." ~ The Earl of Baltimore

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:41 PM

Nice review, but Arcade Fire certainly has not had a decade plus of mainstream success. There aren't a lot of people I know (other than on here) that even know of or like Arcade Fire... because people are stupid, of course.

 

They're probably as close as you can get to mainstream without being mainstream.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

They're probably as close as you can get to mainstream without being mainstream.

 

Which is fine by me. Mainstream is for the birds.


"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." ~ The Earl of Baltimore

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

Watching This is 40 and they mentioned these guys.

Never heard of them other than this site.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:04 PM

On SNL tonight and I believe they're performing afterwards on NBC too.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:13 AM

Here Comes The Night Time is really really good.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:37 AM

So that was crazy. Check it out if you missed the after show special or whatever they called it. Seriously.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:37 AM

So....this is what acid is like?
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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

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

Shit, I missed that they were doing an after show thing. I saw their two songs during the show though, and it was pretty awesome. 


"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all." ~ The Earl of Baltimore

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 10:31 AM

I fell asleep in the last 5-10 minutes of their after show, but that was really cool to see. Felt new and refreshing in a way you don't get with music much these days. Some great hooks sprinkled in throughout.






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