Arcade Fire 'The Suburbs'

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  • Ka-blamo 2 Aug 2010 21:01:30 7,287 posts
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    New Album out now.

    Whatcha fink?
  • Merlinho 2 Aug 2010 21:05:02 5,909 posts
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    Given it two listens, it's definitely a grower, there are no real stand out anthems like Funeral or Neon Bible, but IMO it's a more consistent album, and Month of May is quite awesome.
  • RabidChild 2 Aug 2010 21:10:23 2,288 posts
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    It's ok... I think it will grow on me. It's maybe 3 songs too long.

    It's weirdly lacking in anthemy rabble-rousers like No Cars Go, Rebellion (lies) or Wake Up.
  • drhcnip 2 Aug 2010 21:14:28 2,432 posts
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    it's more cohesive, perhaps, but i'd agree with the no rabble-rousers comment

    love it though and there're some crackers on there
  • RabidChild 2 Aug 2010 21:16:00 2,288 posts
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    Currently i'd say Funeral>Neon Bible>The Suburbs.

    But I am prepared for The Suburbs to click at any moment.
  • drhcnip 2 Aug 2010 21:21:00 2,432 posts
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    i think that's a given - only had chance for a couple of play throughs so far - a few more and i think i'll be completely sold
  • Deleted user 2 August 2010 21:35:34
    I really like it. Half Light II and Month Of May are awesome. Definitely going to grow on me - it's much poppier, We Used To Wait is also a good 'un. I know some people say it's too long, but I like an album of length and think it's really well structured.

    I'll agree with deathgibbon to an extent on Rococo - it's not a great track imo. I'm not a fan of overly repeated chorus'.
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  • RabidChild 2 Aug 2010 21:37:15 2,288 posts
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    We Used To Wait is one of my favourites.
  • M83J01P97 2 Aug 2010 21:47:05 6,534 posts
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    It's a technically very nice album, but it hasn't wowed me in the way Funeral, and to a lesser extent, Neon Bible did on first listen.
  • Deleted user 2 August 2010 21:56:28
    Seeing as it's not been mentioned on this thread, 3.99 at Amazon if you're on the fence.
  • Deleted user 2 August 2010 22:14:37
    I've listened to it a few more times. Some of the songs are growing on me, like Modern Man and City With No Children. However, it's mostly a dirge. Rococo is the worst song I've heard from a major indie band in a long time.

    I like a good hour-long album as long as the material is consistently strong. However, this is over-long because most of the material is crap-average.

    6/10 from me.
  • RabidChild 2 Aug 2010 22:15:52 2,288 posts
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    Huh, I don't mind Rococo.
  • lost_soul 2 Aug 2010 22:16:47 9,369 posts
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    I like it a lot, though as already said, it's too long - I've not made it to the end yet.

    And almost every song features "The Kids".
  • M83J01P97 2 Aug 2010 22:23:01 6,534 posts
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    Empty Room is a lovely song I think, those strings at the start are sublime.

    Half Light II (No Celebration) sounds like Arcade Fire collaborating with some 'hip' electro band, but isn't a bad song at all.
  • lordofdeadside 2 Aug 2010 22:52:08 1,097 posts
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    I'm completely in love with this album, it's incredible from start to finish. I've had it on non-stop all day pretty much, keep discovering new favourite bits on each listen. Fantastic stuff, album of the year easy.
  • oldschoolsoviet 2 Aug 2010 23:10:40 5,457 posts
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    Meh.

    Meh.

    Meh.

    I'll stick with the BSS.
  • trip919 2 Aug 2010 23:26:47 2,259 posts
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    So what, this album a winner folks? Loved 'Funeral' but I still haven't listened to 'Neon Bible' yet (too many to get through!).
  • Deleted user 2 August 2010 23:28:49
    Judging from the range of responses here I'd say its forum marmite. It's reviewing very well though.
  • andywilkie35 2 Aug 2010 23:31:12 5,338 posts
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    Listened through it five times today, I love it.

    PSN ID & Xbox Gamertag: Wedjwants

  • trip919 2 Aug 2010 23:31:55 2,259 posts
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    Aye, I'm certainly going to give it a whirl after 'Neon Bible' as it would just feel wrong otherwise.
  • Deleted user 2 August 2010 23:54:34
    I'm actually surprised at how well it's reviewing. On another forum I post on, possibly the largest indie music board on the net, it's been absolutely slated.

    Brand loyalty from reviewers, I suppose. ;)
  • Deleted user 3 August 2010 00:02:06
    Or you could say negativity breeds resentment. :p

  • mal 3 Aug 2010 00:07:29 22,334 posts
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    squarejawhero wrote:
    Seeing as it's not been mentioned on this thread, 3.99 at Amazon if you're on the fence.
    Download only, that is. Still the best part of nine quid on CD. Still, that's not to be sniffed at - it's not so long ago that I was paying 14 quid for albums on the high street.

    It's still more than I paid for either Funeral or Neon Bible though.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • gohda 3 Aug 2010 00:08:36 6,642 posts
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    oldschoolsoviet wrote:
    Meh.

    Meh.

    Meh.

    I'll stick with the BSS.
    Cunt.
  • Deleted user 3 August 2010 00:09:45
    LCD Soundsystem >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> this
  • Jeepers 3 Aug 2010 12:34:07 13,173 posts
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    deathgibbon wrote:
    LCD Soundsystem >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> this

    Oh do behave!

    :)

    Love this album - thought Funeral was fantastic, and Neon Bible very good, but this is excellent.

    /gazes at shoes some more
  • Deleted user 3 August 2010 14:50:23
    /sidetracks

    If you like shoegaze try Engineers.
  • Jeepers 3 Aug 2010 14:54:36 13,173 posts
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    Cheers for the tip, SJH - off to iTunes for me.
  • kiroquai 3 Aug 2010 14:55:15 262 posts
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    My favourite is Deep Blue - lovely song. Album's a bit of a mixed bag overall for me.
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