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    I find them boring as well and I've tried to get into them. They have way too many band members and hitting your helmet covered head is not an instrument. Another band who would be nothing without Pitchfork overfluffing them. Everything has gone to their heads.
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    HorosHoros Posts: 4,518
    UpSideDown wrote:
    Bring on the flames......but I find them boring as shit.
    +1

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    boroff89boroff89 Posts: 786
    These last few posts beautifully exemplify what a travesty this board has become. This used to be a place I could come to find at least some intelligent, thoughtful commentary on music and to discover new bands. No longer. Too many band members? Seriously? A band who is madly in love with what it is doing and crowds who feel the same way, so much so that they hum the melody to Rebellion during the entire encore break, boring? Just wow.
    It makes much more sense to live in the present tense.
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    pjfan021pjfan021 Posts: 684
    boroff89 wrote:
    These last few posts beautifully exemplify what a travesty this board has become. This used to be a place I could come to find at least some intelligent, thoughtful commentary on music and to discover new bands. No longer. Too many band members? Seriously? A band who is madly in love with what it is doing and crowds who feel the same way, so much so that they hum the melody to Rebellion during the entire encore break, boring? Just wow.

    They just said they think they're boring as shit to them; that's why they don't like 'em, no biggie. I bet you the crowd at the nickelback concerts go apeshit during the encore, that doesn't mean they should like their music. And again, just because a band appreciates their fans doesn't mean that you can't find their music boring. Dave Matthews appreciates his fans, i still think his music is boring as shit. Win's voice can be annoying and his wife's voice on lead parts is bad too imo. Don't think they're terrible, just don't deserve all the praise they're getting.
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    pjfan021 wrote:
    boroff89 wrote:
    These last few posts beautifully exemplify what a travesty this board has become. This used to be a place I could come to find at least some intelligent, thoughtful commentary on music and to discover new bands. No longer. Too many band members? Seriously? A band who is madly in love with what it is doing and crowds who feel the same way, so much so that they hum the melody to Rebellion during the entire encore break, boring? Just wow.

    They just said they think they're boring as shit to them; that's why they don't like 'em, no biggie. I bet you the crowd at the nickelback concerts go apeshit during the encore, that doesn't mean they should like their music. And again, just because a band appreciates their fans doesn't mean that you can't find their music boring. Dave Matthews appreciates his fans, i still think his music is boring as shit. Win's voice can be annoying and his wife's voice on lead parts is bad too imo. Don't think they're terrible, just don't deserve all the praise they're getting.


    they are getting alot more than praise friend. They were in most cases in the top 2 of nearly every single top albums of the decade list last year at this time.
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    UpSideDownUpSideDown Posts: 1,966
    boroff89 wrote:
    These last few posts beautifully exemplify what a travesty this board has become. This used to be a place I could come to find at least some intelligent, thoughtful commentary on music and to discover new bands. No longer. Too many band members? Seriously? A band who is madly in love with what it is doing and crowds who feel the same way, so much so that they hum the melody to Rebellion during the entire encore break, boring? Just wow.

    I find their music boring as in the fact that it does not excite me. I am not knocking their ability or enthusiasm for what they are doing........it just doesn't get me going. A lot of bands have great fan bases, but it doesn't automatically mean that what they are doing on stage is excellent.....Obviously a lot of people dig what they are doing.

    I find Dave Matthews Band boring to watch/listen to as well......even though I recognize there is a lot of talent in that band.....

    But as far as Arcade Fire goes, I don't really identify with their lyrics, vocals, or stage presence......
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    DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 11,413
    they are getting alot more than praise friend. They were in most cases in the top 2 of nearly every single top albums of the decade list last year at this time.

    That's praise. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Who cares what lists they made?
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,345
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    new song!!!!

    Crucified Again D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU1rfgvu4Bs

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    keelycankeelycan Via Chicago Posts: 409
    For those of you who don't like Acrade Fire you should try Chilling the fuck out grab a brew dimm the lights and enjoy this raw record! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW1Lmeh1Yfg
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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    Sounds like the new album is coming out September 9th. Can't wait....

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    intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,228
    This makes me so happy.
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    Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 7,060
    Other sites have been saying Sep 9 for the single. Either way, new AF should be great. Produced with James Murphy is even greater.
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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    New album October 29th! PJ on the 15th and AF on the 29th....October is going to be a great month!!

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/07/a ... ober-29th/
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,345
    New album October 29th! PJ on the 15th and AF on the 29th....October is going to be a great month!!

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/07/a ... ober-29th/

    just saw that :thumbup:
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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    New album October 29th! PJ on the 15th and AF on the 29th....October is going to be a great month!!

    http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/07/a ... ober-29th/

    just saw that :thumbup:

    Their first 3 albums are masterpieces. This one is my second most highly anticipated album. You can guess #1 :D.
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,345
    new album might be called "Reflecktor"

    http://www.nme.com/news/arcade-fire/71856
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    bluegracebluegrace Posts: 2,357
    This is great news, not only do we get new songs to listen to, I'm also hoping for a tour, I haven't seen them live yet.
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    No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,126
    bluegrace wrote:
    This is great news, not only do we get new songs to listen to, I'm also hoping for a tour, I haven't seen them live yet.


    I really dig these guys and I had the pleasure of seeing them in Australia when they played the Big Day out in 2008. They where the highlight of the day (excluding RATM- who where BRILLIANT) and they play with such emotion and enthusiasm.

    Very lucky again to be seeing them at the BDO next January- the only BDO's I've been too in the last 10 years and only because of RATM playing and PJ next year.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

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    Indifference71Indifference71 Chicago Posts: 14,794
    bluegrace wrote:
    This is great news, not only do we get new songs to listen to, I'm also hoping for a tour, I haven't seen them live yet.


    Same here. I really starting getting into Arcade Fire right when their last tour was wrapping up....can't wait to see them live.
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    SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYC Posts: 25,956
    I wonder if they will continue to release albums every 3 years. It is kind of odd that this has been the case so far.
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    I'm suspicious of a tour announcement coming Friday. An email from Pittsburgh's NPR station:
    This Friday, August 16th at 9 a.m., 91.3fm WYEP will announce which Grammy award-winning artist will be stopping by Pittsburgh on their national tour this fall.
    TUNE IN: This Friday, August 16th at 9 a.m.

    WYEP members will have exclusive pre-sale ticket access to this show before it is open to the public.
    Ensure that you have tickets to this rare concert: Support WYEP today!
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    Bumpity. Anyone know anything??
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,345
    new single, Reflecktor, out 9/9 :D
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    Words cannot express how excited I am that the new album hits the day of the Charlottesville PJ show! No better way to soak in a new album than with a road trip!
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    New single is so good.
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,345
    New single is so good.

    :thumbup: doesn't really sound like them though

    http://www.nme.com/news/arcade-fire/72529
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    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
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    New single is so good.

    Agreed. Really digging it.
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    kasedougkasedoug The Golden State Posts: 2,910
    Interactive video:

    Cross to the other side with @ArcadeFire and @GoogleChrome. http://justareflektor.com
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    jervin007jervin007 Posts: 3,181
    My local record store played it tonight at 9. Also sold limited 45's of The Reflector. I guess they only received 10 copies. Also had buttons, stickers, and a poster for free. Since I was the first to buy the 45 they are hooking me up with a t-shirt too, but forgot to give it to me so I'm grabbing it tomorrow

    Song is definitely different, much more dancy, but I'm into it
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