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    mfc2006mfc2006 HTOWN Posts: 37,405
    Streamed it once at work today. It may take a few listens to grow on me. It's not bad at all, but just didn't grab my attention.
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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    Not blown away by it or anything.  A little on the mellow side.  The Lightning II is the only real rocker on there.
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    erebuserebus Posts: 559
    mfc2006 said:
    Streamed it once at work today. It may take a few listens to grow on me. It's not bad at all, but just didn't grab my attention.
    Not blown away by it or anything.  A little on the mellow side.  The Lightning II is the only real rocker on there.
    Agreed, and only 7 songs…
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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    Prices for their tour are pretty crazy.  Can't sit anywhere in the 100 level at the United Center for less than $150 plus fees.  And even the shitty seats way up are $80 plus fees.  Might have to sit this one out.
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    nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 7,974
    Prices for their tour are pretty crazy.  Can't sit anywhere in the 100 level at the United Center for less than $150 plus fees.  And even the shitty seats way up are $80 plus fees.  Might have to sit this one out.
    Their tour? No. Every arena show is ridiculous. I’ve sat out more concerts than ever just to take a stand. HOWEVER, I’ve never seen AF so this is one I will be attending. 
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    pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 2,837
    New album is solid but I’ll pass on purchasing. 
    7 songs, 40 minutes. Not overly blown away by it. 
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    False_BeliefFalse_Belief Cardiff Posts: 757
    The album’s a definite grower.    Wasn’t sold on it at first but, sure enough, the songs have burrowed their way into my psyche.   End of the Empire really cuts off the momentum of the first couple of tracks though.   Total dirge.   

    Final track is beautiful 

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    pledgeagrievancepledgeagrievance Posts: 2,837
    How did they not include Generation A? Might be my fav song of the sessions 
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    Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 7,060
    thats on the next record.
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    Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 7,060
    This record has the perfect blend of the adventurousness of Reflektor, the immediacy of Neon Bible, the warmness of the Suburbs and the grandioseness of Funeral all rolled up into one neat little package.  Its not better than any of those 4 records, but when you make those 4 records, something has to be 5th. I dig this a lot. 

     
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    Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 7,060
    The album’s a definite grower.    Wasn’t sold on it at first but, sure enough, the songs have burrowed their way into my psyche.   End of the Empire really cuts off the momentum of the first couple of tracks though.   Total dirge.   

    This is true, track flow is a mess. 

    try

    The Lightning I
    The Lightning II
    WE
    Unconditional I
    Age of Anxiety I
    Age of Anxiety II
    Unconditional II
    Prelude
    End of the Empire I-IV


    flows real good.

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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    I absolutely love the new album. To be honest, I have a baby at home so the mellow sound is actually preferred at this moment in my life. 

    I’ll be seeing them in Brooklyn, but no way I was paying these high prices so far in advance. I guarantee I’ll find cheaper tickets closer to the show. 
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    curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capital Posts: 3,448
    nicknyr15 said:
    Prices for their tour are pretty crazy.  Can't sit anywhere in the 100 level at the United Center for less than $150 plus fees.  And even the shitty seats way up are $80 plus fees.  Might have to sit this one out.
    Their tour? No. Every arena show is ridiculous. I’ve sat out more concerts than ever just to take a stand. HOWEVER, I’ve never seen AF so this is one I will be attending. 

    I got decent seats to their 11/8 show in Boston via Verizon presale, $164.50 for two seats. Just bought "platinum" seats for the following night for about twice that amount.

    I've only seen AF once, on the Everything Now tour, but the show was so much fun that I'm eager to see them again.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    I absolutely love the new album. To be honest, I have a baby at home so the mellow sound is actually preferred at this moment in my life. 

    I’ll be seeing them in Brooklyn, but no way I was paying these high prices so far in advance. I guarantee I’ll find cheaper tickets closer to the show. 
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    curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capital Posts: 3,448
    Arcade Fire performed Unconditional I at the Juno awards, accompanied by students from Sistema Toronto. As a big fan of El Sistema programs, I think this is awesome.


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    Celticskemba8Celticskemba8 Posts: 319
    Loving the new album. Have been listening and liking it more and more. The lightning I II are some for their best stuff ever. Outside of End of empire 4 (which is solid), the rest is terrific. 
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    May 30thMay 30th Posts: 1,679
    Played it again today. Really really enjoying it. 
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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    Loving the new album. Have been listening and liking it more and more. The lightning I II are some for their best stuff ever. Outside of End of empire 4 (which is solid), the rest is terrific. 
    Yeah it's definitely growing on me.  Side 2 of the vinyl is just about perfect.  
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    Kearn5yKearn5y Ireland Posts: 2,769
    Saw Arcade Fire for the first time last night in Malahide, Dublin. Generally I'm not into full albums being played but Funeral, what an album. Hearing it from start to finish was great. Really good show. Band are brilliant live, full of energy which got the crowd going. Great to watch. Would love to see it again.  
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