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  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,884
    RobbyD462 said:
    I'm waiting till the album comes out then I'll listen to it.
    I didn't like Reflecktor when it came out and now I really enjoy it.
    Im sure seeing them in October will change my view even further.
    yeah i'll wait til friday to pick it up.  their last song i heard/saw on youtube i didn't care for at all.  
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    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,033
    Posted this in the other Arcade Fire thread, but this seems to be the main thread..

    Listened to the new album a couple times and not liking it at all.  Peter Pan and Chemistry are just flat out awful songs....easily the worst songs they've ever made.  Hopefully some of these songs will translate better in concert.  Still one of my favorite bands, but this feels like a big miss.
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • ledveddermanledvedderman Posts: 7,399
    Agree 100%. I really hope others like it when they hear it, but it's not for me. Oh well. I'll still see them live. 
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,739
    Waiting for the band to come out  Brooklyn record release show!
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    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 662
    I've been listening to the new album this morning and I don't see that it's much of a departure from where Reflektor was heading. I quite like it on intitial listening. I do prefer their first 3 album, but haven't minded the other stuff either.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,213
    Waiting for the band to come out  Brooklyn record release show!
    How'd u get in there?! Enjoy! 
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,739
    Waiting for the band to come out  Brooklyn record release show!
    How'd u get in there?! Enjoy! 
    Thanks. Won tix through 1iota. 
    severed hand thirteen
    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,739
    Brooklyn Record Release show. 


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    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
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  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,213
    Awesome. I would take that setlist too in September
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,480
    The new album is absolutely AWFUL IMO.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 2,603
    It seems to be pretty devisive. You at either in the "absolute trash" side or the "it's not that bad " camp. Either way no ringing endorsements. 


    I enjoy about 75% of it immensely. I can do w/o Chemistry through both Infinite contents. 
  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,513
    Took a couple spins but I like it!

    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-09/21/09 -Vancouver,B.C-Rogers Arena-12/04/13
    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-09/22/09 -Pemberton,B.C-July/2016
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -09/25/09
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-09/25/11
    -Missoula,MT-Adams Arena-09/30/12
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,884
    RobbyD462 said:
    I'm waiting till the album comes out then I'll listen to it.
    I didn't like Reflecktor when it came out and now I really enjoy it.
    Im sure seeing them in October will change my view even further.
    yeah i'll wait til friday to pick it up.  their last song i heard/saw on youtube i didn't care for at all.  
    mine came today.  forgot when i bought tix for the philly show the cd came with it.  i'll give it a listen tomorrow though.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,884
    with the exceptions of a few songs I liked the album.  but i don't think it's that bad as some people ares saying.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • dignindignin Posts: 5,284
    with the exceptions of a few songs I liked the album.  but i don't think it's that bad as some people ares saying.
    I feel the same way.
  • pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 1,213
    edited August 4
    I finally had a chance to give it a few listens. The first five tracks I love, until Chemistry which might b the worst track in their catalogue (Creature Comfort I can't get enough of). Album kind of loses it from there as the only track after 5 that I enjoyed is Put Your Money on Me. For AF it's weak but it is an obvious extension of Reflecktor which I love. I agree, not as awful as some saying but not great either. Would have been a sick EP if it was just tracks 1-5, 11. 
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  • chittychitty Posts: 344
    Won a trip off the radio today to see these guys in their hometown, Montreal! Then I got home from work and the new cd is in the mail because I got one for free when I bought tickets to their show in October.

    At first I thought Everything Now as a single was trash, but now I love it. Hope that happens with the album for me too
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,884
    I finally had a chance to give it a few listens. The first five tracks I love, until Chemistry which might b the worst track in their catalogue (Creature Comfort I can't get enough of). Album kind of loses it from there as the only track after 5 that I enjoyed is Put Your Money on Me. For AF it's weak but it is an obvious extension of Reflecktor which I love. I agree, not as awful as some saying but not great either. Would have been a sick EP if it was just tracks 1-5, 11. 
    yeah there are a couple "filler" tracks on it.  Kinda with you the first half of the album is real good.  Chemistry I kinda like.  It's after Chemistry that it kinda gets uninteresting for me with the exception of like 1-2 songs.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,739
    I love this album. There- I said it. 
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    2006: Gorge 7/23 2008: Hartford 6/27 Beacon 7/1 2009: Spectrum 10/30-31
    2010: Newark 5/18 MSG 5/20-21 2011: PJ20 9/3-4 2012: Made In America 9/2
    2013: Brooklyn 10/18-19 Philly 10/21-22 Hartford 10/25 2014: ACL10/12 2015: NYC 9/23
    2016: Tampa 4/11 Philly 4/28-29 MSG 5/1-2 Fenway 8/5+7 2017: RRHoF 4/7
    b85be71c-9bfd-431a-92ea-accd2dccc269.jpg
    EV: 8/4-5/2008, 6/21-22/2011
  • RobbyD462RobbyD462 Victoria BCPosts: 4,513
    chitty said:
    Won a trip off the radio today to see these guys in their hometown, Montreal! Then I got home from work and the new cd is in the mail because I got one for free when I bought tickets to their show in October.

    At first I thought Everything Now as a single was trash, but now I love it. Hope that happens with the album for me too
    Awesome buddy congrats!!
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    -Seattle,Wash-Key Arena-09/22/09 -Pemberton,B.C-July/2016
    -Vancouver,B.C-GM Place -09/25/09
    -Vancouver,B.C-Pacific Coliseum-09/25/11
    -Missoula,MT-Adams Arena-09/30/12
  • chittychitty Posts: 344
    Thank you, hoping the let us add two days onto the trip so I can check out Quebec City too. Free flights, hotel, dinners and vinyl of the new album. A pretty awesome prize
  • chittychitty Posts: 344
    Back from the Montreal trip and have listened to the album thoroughly. IT has 12 songs I believe, I'd say there are 5-6 really good ones and the rest are mediocre at best. The last song, We don't deserve love, is slowly becoming my favourite. They basically play the best songs from this album in concert on this tour so no real let down with a few bad songs in the setlist.
    Their set up is pretty cool too with what is literally a boxing ring in the middle of the floor. Probably better views for the upper bowl then normal. If you have floor seats it really doesn't matter if you are "on the rail" as they play to four sides. Well worth spending some $ to see this tour
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,884
    chitty said:
    Back from the Montreal trip and have listened to the album thoroughly. IT has 12 songs I believe, I'd say there are 5-6 really good ones and the rest are mediocre at best. The last song, We don't deserve love, is slowly becoming my favourite. They basically play the best songs from this album in concert on this tour so no real let down with a few bad songs in the setlist.
    Their set up is pretty cool too with what is literally a boxing ring in the middle of the floor. Probably better views for the upper bowl then normal. If you have floor seats it really doesn't matter if you are "on the rail" as they play to four sides. Well worth spending some $ to see this tour
    that sounds like a cool stage set up. Seeing them next week. 
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • I'll be seeing them Tuesday!
  • OK!  So them last night and they killed!

    My favorite part of the night was their exit.

    The opening band Preservation Hall Jazz band came on stage to do the finale Wake Up with the band.  After the song was over the band kept playing and they walked right into the crowd while playing.

    Will Butler sang Stand By Me at the end of the jam.

    This is one of the reasons I love seeing live music, for moments like this.

    If I can learn how to post videos here I'll share it.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 26,884
    OK!  So them last night and they killed!

    My favorite part of the night was their exit.

    The opening band Preservation Hall Jazz band came on stage to do the finale Wake Up with the band.  After the song was over the band kept playing and they walked right into the crowd while playing.

    Will Butler sang Stand By Me at the end of the jam.

    This is one of the reasons I love seeing live music, for moments like this.

    If I can learn how to post videos here I'll share it.
    did you publish it on youtube?  cause if you did all you have to do is paste the link on here and it'll show up.

    Looking forward to sunday's show in philly :smile:
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • OK!  So them last night and they killed!

    My favorite part of the night was their exit.

    The opening band Preservation Hall Jazz band came on stage to do the finale Wake Up with the band.  After the song was over the band kept playing and they walked right into the crowd while playing.

    Will Butler sang Stand By Me at the end of the jam.

    This is one of the reasons I love seeing live music, for moments like this.

    If I can learn how to post videos here I'll share it.
    did you publish it on youtube?  cause if you did all you have to do is paste the link on here and it'll show up.

    Looking forward to sunday's show in philly :smile:


    Here you go.  This is my video of Wake up/Stand by me.

    Enjoy!
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 662
    OK!  So them last night and they killed!

    My favorite part of the night was their exit.

    The opening band Preservation Hall Jazz band came on stage to do the finale Wake Up with the band.  After the song was over the band kept playing and they walked right into the crowd while playing.

    Will Butler sang Stand By Me at the end of the jam.

    This is one of the reasons I love seeing live music, for moments like this.

    If I can learn how to post videos here I'll share it.
    did you publish it on youtube?  cause if you did all you have to do is paste the link on here and it'll show up.

    Looking forward to sunday's show in philly :smile:


    Here you go.  This is my video of Wake up/Stand by me.

    Enjoy!

    Awesomeness!! Thanks for the video
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,033
    Setlists look pretty good.  Not loving the new album, but they still play so many damn good songs.  May have to check them out when they come here next month.
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • NYCPJNYCPJ Posts: 747
    edited September 16
    The new album hasn't grown on me as i hoped it would (though it has a few highlights - love Creature Comfort, EN and We Don't Deserve Love).  Still, they are so good in concert.  I went to MSG the other night and it was great. Very solid setlist and, of course, everything sounds better live!  I wish they would play more from Neon Bible (earlier in the tour, they played Black Mirror and Windowsill).  Anyway, Ive seen every tour since Black Mirror and they never disappoint in concert - go see them!

    Here are a few pics:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlbnyc/albums/72157686584222164


    Post edited by NYCPJ on
    6/3/06 (East Rutherford 2)
    6/24/08 (MSG1)
    6/25/08 (MSG2)
    7/1/08 (Beacon Theater -NYC)
    10/30/09 (Philly3)
    5/18/10 (Newark, NJ)
    5/20/10 (MSG1)
    5/21/10 (MSG2)
    10/18/13 (Brooklyn 1)
    10/19/13 (Brooklyn 2)
    5/1/16 (MSG 1)
    5/2/16 (MSG 2)
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