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DeltaSigChi4
04-19-2007, 03:35 PM
Speak truth here.

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dalethethug
04-19-2007, 03:36 PM
if this is true then i am seriously missing out on something huge

DeltaSigChi4
04-19-2007, 03:37 PM
Maybe you should put the pipe down and open your ears, kid.

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ThomThom
04-19-2007, 03:39 PM
How about I love their music and it touches me in ways other bands don't? Is that reason enough to post on here?

brokenDREAMS
04-19-2007, 03:39 PM
Funeral >> Neon Bible

matsuolost
04-19-2007, 03:39 PM
AF saved the world

ThomThom
04-19-2007, 03:40 PM
Funeral >> Neon Bible


Neon Bible >> YOU

brokenDREAMS
04-19-2007, 03:41 PM
Neon Bible >> YOU

Neon Bible >> Me >> You!

DeltaSigChi4
04-19-2007, 03:42 PM
Maybe every time you listen to AF, you should find the time to TTT this official thread and let the Coachella online community who saved music.

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dethroned
04-19-2007, 03:42 PM
Oh, please.

bludevil007
04-19-2007, 03:43 PM
AF saved the world

Seconded.

Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Talking Heads, Pearl Jam, Stones - greatest bands of all time. AF saved music.

ThomThom
04-19-2007, 03:43 PM
Neon Bible >> Me >> You!

you don't mean that do you?

DeltaSigChi4
04-19-2007, 03:44 PM
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ThomThom
04-19-2007, 03:56 PM
6V41qkhU-98

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YESSSSSSSSS

brokenDREAMS
04-19-2007, 04:12 PM
you don't mean that do you?

Well no, but just saying that I feel their previous album was better than there current release that's all. They are, however, a fantastic live band and enjoyed them at their first coachella performance. If they they don't conflict with other artist I need to see saturday, I'll check them out for sure. But them saving music in general...well I don't think so (imo).

ttboy80
04-19-2007, 04:32 PM
I see Arcade fire someday being able to join my "list" with the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Bjork, and Beck.

I don't care how big they get or who listens to them, they are simply amazing.

Does anyone else see them entering this league?

RifleEyes
04-19-2007, 04:34 PM
Radiohead? No.

jimbo13567
04-19-2007, 04:55 PM
as musically important as radiohead?
giv em an album or 2 b4 we ask that question

MarkO
04-19-2007, 04:57 PM
Best thread ever.

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 05:00 PM
Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think, Stars, Metric and The Dears have been fighting the war against bad music on the Canadian Front for a while now. Arcade Fire are just the new recruits.

Don't get me wrong, they are like death task force against bad music. They put it in its place. However:

Stars > Metric > Do Make Say Think > Broken Social Scene > Arcade Fire > The Dears

In my own opinion.

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matsuolost
04-19-2007, 05:02 PM
what about the new pornographers? wolf parade?

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 05:05 PM
what about the new pornographers? wolf parade?

Yes, those two. Also, Animal Collective. There are soooo many Canadians to name, which is the point. Arcade Fire have just joined the process of saving music, but many bands before them have saved it already.

Not too mention the billions of non-Canadians.

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ADrunkPoet
04-19-2007, 05:05 PM
While Funeral is likely going to be the best record of this decade, I still
say I prefer TV on the Radio as an all around "new" group. Just my opinion.

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 05:14 PM
Best album of the decade so far is Some Cities by Doves.

In my own opinion.

crazzz2007
04-19-2007, 06:25 PM
Arcade Fire saved music? what the fuck is wrong with you people? The fact that DeltaSigChi feels AF saved music basically proves that AF did NOT save music.

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 06:29 PM
Arcade Fire saved music? what the fuck is wrong with you people? The fact that DeltaSigChi feels AF saved music basically proves that AF did NOT save music.

They didn't get the memo that Doves saved music, crazzz2007.

ADrunkPoet
04-19-2007, 06:51 PM
Best album of the decade so far is Some Cities by Doves.

In my own opinion.


Not heard it, will definitely look into it.
Thanks

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 06:54 PM
Not heard it, will definitely look into it.
Thanks

It's amazing, I think. They almost came to play at Coachella 05'... almost...

ADrunkPoet
04-19-2007, 06:55 PM
Yeah, my friend was way stoked to seem them and then something happened.

Back to looking for that record on torrents.

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 06:59 PM
Yeah, my friend was way stoked to seem them and then something happened.

Back to looking for that record on torrents.

The singer got sick and they had to drop out. It was a sad day in my life.

bballarl
04-19-2007, 07:52 PM
That performance on the Coachella DVD is terrible. I guess you had to hear the way it was mixed live, because Win couldn't sing it worth a fuck.

ttboy80
04-19-2007, 07:53 PM
first of all... i think that AF has a chance to go there... not is there.

in regards to the doves, that is a good album, though all other bands listed on this thread have made better albums.

Best album this decade would have to go to Kid A in my opinion.

sonlockedwolf
04-19-2007, 07:56 PM
The first album was good enough to save the world...but the second was enough to take a dump on it.

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 07:59 PM
first of all... i think that AF has a chance to go there... not is there.

in regards to the doves, that is a good album, though all other bands listed on this thread have made better albums.

Best album this decade would have to go to Kid A in my opinion.

Kid A? Really? I was more partial to Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief...

You know... I think Hail to the Theif might be better than Some Cities.

napaquetzalli
04-19-2007, 08:08 PM
AF saved my life. best thread, best band, best everything ever.

boyalien0
04-19-2007, 09:20 PM
I have not the patience to read this whole thread. I will, however, say that I have seen AF twice and plan to see them again, and their live sets are absolutely amazing, damn near cathartic. Their first album was sublime, their second album was nearly amazing. But saying that any one person or band "saved music" makes you look like an idiot and an asshole.

andrewjeglum
04-19-2007, 09:28 PM
I don't understand the arcade fire. I've tried to get into them, but I find their music boring.

Alchemy
04-19-2007, 09:37 PM
Arcade Fire seems like the safe house of music. I don't know why. Funeral was a perfect album, at least near perfect. EP was pleasant, but I mean, you can't expect it to be better than Funeral anyways since it is sort of like a B-Sides thing. Neon Bible is a good CD, but to me it's just another good CD by a band. I don't think it's nearly as good a CD as some of its other Canadian friend's CDs (just to narrow it down). Too name a few Canadian CDs of this decade that are better than Neon Bible, in my honest opinion:

Metric - Live It Out
Stars - Set Yourself On Fire
Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene

I think anybody who is stuck on Neon Bible just because it is from the creators of Funeral should really pick up one of those 4 CDs I mentioned.

boyalien0
04-19-2007, 09:56 PM
Too name a few Canadian CDs of this decade that are better than Neon Bible, in my honest opinion:

Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene

Can't argue with this. I'd add You Forgot It In People as well. Neon Bible is a great, great, great album. It's just hard to judge the sophomore effort of a band whose first album is among the best albums of the last century.

ttboy80
04-19-2007, 10:23 PM
Funeral is the best album since 2000 by a band not named radiohead. Neon bible is just a really good album.

Oh and just to actually reply to the original post... music never needed saving, you just needed to know where to look.

crazzz2007
04-19-2007, 10:32 PM
They didn't get the memo that Doves saved music, crazzz2007.

the first time i heard of Doves was on my favorite electronic mix cd ever.....James Lavelle's GU:Barcelona. He remixes There Goes the Fear from the Doves album The Last Broadcast. It's the last song on the 2nd cd. The first time I heard the remix, i HAD to know who the artist was. Ever since, I've been a Doves fan.

hangthedj112
04-19-2007, 10:42 PM
Delta loves Arcade Fire so much that he gives their fans a special price on tickets to their shows.

musicisgood
04-19-2007, 11:52 PM
Funeral is the best album since 2000 by a band not named radiohead. Neon bible is just a really good album.

Oh and just to actually reply to the original post... music never needed saving, you just needed to know where to look.

Perfect.

psycobetabuckdown
04-20-2007, 12:47 AM
Anyone ever read The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole? Very good book, obviously inspired the title of Arcade Fire's album. Read it AF fans, and better appreciate the album.

seanbateman
04-20-2007, 01:18 AM
greatest bands of all time

Arcade Fire
Okay

Radiohead
Uh, I guess.

Talking Heads
Definitely.

Pearl Jam
AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD that is a good one.

joppy-slow
04-20-2007, 06:10 AM
I still cannot understand the hype behind Arcade Fire??? The only song on Funeral that get's my ears perking is Rebellion and after a few listens even that gets old...yes i've read the lyrics while i've listened to each song.. and it gets rather dull.. the music just get's boring and Wil's voice isn't that great. They saved music as much as Anna Nichole Smith saved media..

Jerm05
04-20-2007, 07:28 AM
The hype is real...AF will probably have the most talked about set of Coachella. just you wait

dethroned
04-20-2007, 08:47 AM
Doves are way, way, WAY better than Arcade Fire.
Although I think Lost Souls and The Last Broadcast were better albums than Some Cities.
Either way they're my favorite band and I love them dearly.

ThomThom
04-20-2007, 08:54 AM
Best album this decade would have to go to Kid A in my opinion.

Now THIS is believable, KID A is by far the best album of the decade so far...just my opinion

bludevil007
04-20-2007, 09:22 AM
Okay

Uh, I guess.

Definitely.

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD that is a good one.

Dont hate on Pearl Jam. I know you own Ten and Vs, and probably the "daughter" single so you could get yellowledbetter. Just because a band stays true to their style and YOU get over "grunge" music, doesnt mean they arent one of the greatest bands of all time. Anyways, this a personal favorite of mine, so i'm biased, but dont hate.

Also - "uh, i guess" is not an appropriate response to Radiohead - i think we can all agree.

bludevil007
04-20-2007, 09:25 AM
also, just downloaded the doves discography - they are good, but no arcade fire (i'll give it some more listens, but i doubt it will help).

dethroned
04-20-2007, 09:39 AM
"The Cedar Room" by Doves pisses all over anything Arcade Fire OR Pearl Jam has ever done.
I'm plenty old to remember Pearl Jam at their heydey and I never owned any of their recordings.

TRIPYEOOT
04-20-2007, 11:51 AM
I see Arcade fire someday being able to join my "list" with the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Bjork, and Beck.

I don't care how big they get or who listens to them, they are simply amazing.

Does anyone else see them entering this league?

Agreed - Well almost - they need one or two more good albums under thier belts before you could compare them to Radiohead or Beck but they are on thier way - but they have definatly Re-energized music

the_e_guy
04-20-2007, 11:55 AM
While Funeral is likely going to be the best record of this decade, I still
say I prefer TV on the Radio as an all around "new" group. Just my opinion.

While I love "Funeral" so much, "Kid A" is the best album of the decade so far(and not because pitchfork said so).

steph
04-20-2007, 12:21 PM
I still cannot understand the hype behind Arcade Fire??? The only song on Funeral that get's my ears perking is Rebellion and after a few listens even that gets old...yes i've read the lyrics while i've listened to each song.. and it gets rather dull.. the music just get's boring and Wil's voice isn't that great. They saved music as much as Anna Nichole Smith saved media..

I totally agree. I've even seen them live a couple times, and I was really underwhelmed. Being a canadian I am alll about supporting Canadian bands...but I really dont find anything very special or unique about their music. Islands anyone??? COMMON!

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 03:22 PM
Stars Who? > Metric Who? > Do Make Say Think Who? > Broken Social Scene Who? > Arcade Fire The band that SINGLE-HANDEDLY saved music. > The Dears Who?




Doves are way, way, WAY better than Arcade Fire.


Who? I checked the Billboard charts and they were nowhere to be found. Kinda hard for a band to "save music" when they can't even sell 100 albums. Sounds like they need saving from themselves [and financial ruin].

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DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 03:23 PM
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JonnyM
04-21-2007, 03:51 PM
ya..............AF definately did not save "music".............they did maybe if youre a big indie ***..........i like them, but to say they saved music is a definate overstatement.


You wanna get into music thats really keeping the scene alive today.....start listing some electronic artists...........my opinion the only genre of music not corrupted by major label marketing........the people who are at the top (i.e. Prodigy, chem bros, daft punk, underworld,fatboy slim, justice...the list goes on and on) are at top for a reason, THEY ALL ROCK YOUR ASS OFF AND HAVE PUT ATLEAST 10 YEARS INTO THE SCENE

I'm Rosetta Stoned
04-21-2007, 03:54 PM
Nirvana is the only band to ever save music, period! The Bettles created modern music and Zepplin/Hendrix recreated music. Any other band has mearly revived it. I dont think that music will ever have a band make an impact on music unless a band makes silence go number ...

JustSteve
04-21-2007, 04:04 PM
who is this "radio head" everyone speaks of?? do they have a myspace??

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:04 PM
Delta, all the bands that killed music are among the billboards. You should know, if you claim that AF saved music, that the majority of the people do NOT buy good albums.

Doves is better than Arcade Fire, easy, no hassle. Funeral is just as good as all the Doves albums. EP and Neon Bible are not as good as all the Doves albums.

Not to say that Arcade Fire is not good. I just don't think they single-handedly saved anything.

Music didn't need to be saved, Delta. You needed to be saved, because you must have been listening to crap.

Obviously, if you didn't know who Doves, Stars, Metric, Broken Social Scene or The Dears were.

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:05 PM
Also, Nirvana did not save music. Nirvana killed music by influencing bands like Nickleback, Creed, and Puddle of Mudd.

I'm Rosetta Stoned
04-21-2007, 04:12 PM
Also, Nirvana did not save music. Nirvana killed music by influencing bands like Nickleback, Creed, and Puddle of Mudd.

Dude, your fucking stupid........

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:16 PM
Dude, your fucking stupid........

Nirvana opened the door to crap grunge, don't deny it. I'm not saying that Nirvana is in the same category as those crap bands, but it was Nirvana who influenced them.

Plus, those of us tired of listening to grunge got something great in 1994 (not Cobain's death, rest in peace), but the release of Parklife.

That's right, I said it... Parklife.

That CD is a pitcher of water to wash out all the crap grunge trying to follow Nirvana.

I'm Rosetta Stoned
04-21-2007, 04:25 PM
Grunge helped shape and mold modern alternative music. Listin to all music from about 92 to right before boy bands came out like 99 I think, all that music was influenced by grunge and that music created what good music is today. The music revolution of the 90s is just as important to music of the 60s....

JustSteve
04-21-2007, 04:29 PM
you guys put way too much importance on genre's and all...if you like it that is all that needs to be said. who cares how many albums were sold or if some other guy is creaming his jeans over a certain band...if you like them for that reason, because someone else told you to, then you are a mindless twat.

i have listened to arcade fire a bit, was on the side of the stage looking out at the reaction of everyone in the crowd when they played at coach and saw how into it they all were, and i am still not really a fan....just not into 'em...but who the hell is anyone to tell me i have to be into them?

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:31 PM
Grunge helped shape and mold modern alternative music. Listin to all music from about 92 to right before boy bands came out like 99 I think, all that music was influenced by grunge and that music created what good music is today. The music revolution of the 90s is just as important to music of the 60s....

Sonic Youth helped shape and mold modern alternative music.

I am not saying that Nirvana didn't help bring out some great music, but they also brought out some bad music. It's not their fault. I don't think they saved music though. Seeing that before Nirvana was Sonic Youth (not influence by Nirvana), and after Nirvana was Blur (not influenced by Nirvana).

Of course, I have a Blur bias. So it's all to our own opinions.

dethroned
04-21-2007, 04:36 PM
Who? I checked the Billboard charts and they were nowhere to be found. Kinda hard for a band to "save music" when they can't even sell 100 albums. Sounds like they need saving from themselves [and financial ruin].

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HOLY FUCKING SHIT. Are you seriously insinuating that commercial success = artistic merit???? You can't "save" music if you just ape the Talking Heads. You really are as much as a fucking twat as everyone here thinks you are. And if you hadn't heard of doves before, you obviously don't like music. They sure as hell are selling more than 100 albums you ignoramus, they've had 2 #1 albums in the UK and they sell out all their US tours. You are beyond help.
Worthless frat guy.

I'm Rosetta Stoned
04-21-2007, 04:38 PM
True on Sonic Youth you can say the same about the Melvins or Mudhoney. However it was Nirvana who got big and killed that awfull 80s music....

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:40 PM
True on Sonic Youth you can say the same about the Melvins or Mudhoney. However it was Nirvana who got big and killed that awfull 80s music....

Hmm, I can't argue with that. American 80s music had a lot of crap before Nirvana.

dethroned
04-21-2007, 04:42 PM
Love your signature, Alchemy. Fucking pathetic, isn't he??

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 04:42 PM
HOLY FUCKING SHIT. Are you seriously insinuating that commercial success = artistic merit???? You can't "save" music if you just ape the Talking Heads. You really are as much as a fucking twat as everyone here thinks you are. And if you hadn't heard of doves before, you obviously don't like music. They sure as hell are selling more than 100 albums you ignoramus, they've had 2 #1 albums in the UK and they sell out all their US tours. You are beyond help.
Worthless frat guy.

tl;dr.

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Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:44 PM
Love your signature, Alchemy. Fucking pathetic, isn't he??

Fergie has a couple songs that were number one on the billboard charts. I think one of them was on there for three weeks.

Did Fergie save music also?

dethroned
04-21-2007, 04:50 PM
Paris Hilton had a hit, so I guess she saved music too.

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Paris Hilton had a hit, so I guess she saved music too.

I guess that's the current in Delta's delta.

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 04:52 PM
Are you two [2] done with your circlejerk?

Why don't you take it elsewhere.

This is for AF Saved Music discussion. Idiots.

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Alchemy
04-21-2007, 04:53 PM
Are you two [2] done with your circlejerk?

Why don't you take it elsewhere.

This is for AF Saved Music discussion. Idiots.

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What's wrong Delta? Did the guy you were rooting for on American Idol get voted off this week?

I'm sure he would have saved music also.

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 04:58 PM
a) I don't watch American Idol [never have];
b) don't know where you read that I mentioned that commercial success AND commercial success alone has anything to do with credibility;
c) have grown quite tired of your weak trolling of this thread; and
d) don't watch American Idol [never have].

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Alchemy
04-21-2007, 05:00 PM
a) I don't watch American Idol [never have];
b) don't know where you read that I mentioned that commercial success AND commercial success alone has anything to do with credibility;
c) have grown quite tired of your weak trolling of this thread; and
d) don't watch American Idol [never have].

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Grown quite tired of my weak trolling? Who are you? Skeletor?

You obviously do have your nose in commercial success if you discredit Doves being better than Arcade Fire because they aren't hitting the billboards like Fergie and Paris.

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 05:08 PM
Actually, they aren't hitting the billboards like Arcade Fire.

You [and your butt buddy] are the only ones bringing up American Idol, Fergie, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Nickleback, etc.

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sp12ite
04-21-2007, 05:13 PM
i heart u Alchemy

I'm Rosetta Stoned
04-21-2007, 05:18 PM
Doves are far better then Arcade Fire........DeltaSigChi.....your a fucking Jackass, Jimi Hendrix never had a number one hit, I guess he cant save music.....

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 05:22 PM
Jim Hendrix is dead.

He can't possibly save music, Einstein.

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I'm Rosetta Stoned
04-21-2007, 05:28 PM
Jim Hendrix is dead.

He can't possibly save music, Einstein.

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Good one by the way, your Myspace is almost as whack as your moms pussie......Thats right I just quoted Immortal Technique!!

fasttrack
04-21-2007, 05:31 PM
Jim Hendrix is dead.

He can't possibly save music, Einstein.

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einstein is dead also. that can't possibly be him.

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 05:43 PM
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woogie846
04-21-2007, 05:56 PM
Funeral >> Neon Bible

Not by much in my opinion, Neon Bible is pretty damn tasty.

hangthedj112
04-21-2007, 05:58 PM
Jim Hendrix is dead.

He can't possibly save music, Einstein.

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You are SO right. Dead musicians have no effect on the current state of music. None whatsoever.

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 07:06 PM
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DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 07:20 PM
Was that epic performance for a capacity crowd of one hundred [100] people?

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DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 07:21 PM
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Alchemy
04-21-2007, 07:23 PM
Was that epic performance for a capacity crowd of one hundred [100] people?

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Oh Delta, you and your numbers and charts and statistics. Only a scalper can rate a band with a graph, and not even have to use their ears.

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 07:27 PM
I'm not a scalper. And I listened to the shit. I prefer AF, what do you want me to say. You're the one obsessed with debating this matter [in the official AF saved music thread of all places].

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Alchemy
04-21-2007, 07:32 PM
I'm not a scalper. And I listened to the shit. I prefer AF, what do you want me to say. You're the one obsessed with debating this matter [in the official AF saved music thread of all places].

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You aren't listening to them correctly because you have an AF bias.

So what if I challenged the statement of "Arcade Fire saved music" in the official AF saved music thread? Where the hell else would I do it? Isn't this a great place to debate/discuss it?

It seems like you're ignorant to the fact that you are looking at statistics to determine what a good band is, and you refuse to believe that there are bands better than Arcade Fire because you are getting sucked into a hype.

I can accept that both Doves and Arcade Fire are good bands. I actually do not believe that Arcade Fire saved music, and I actually don't believe that Doves saved music either. I know that because there have been so many great bands in existance at all times.

ttboy80
04-21-2007, 07:49 PM
Sorry, but where did all of this undeserving love for the doves come from???

They are a good band... yeah that's about it.

Alchemy
04-21-2007, 07:52 PM
Sorry, but where did all of this undeserving love for the doves come from???

They are a good band... yeah that's about it.

The point is not to glorify Doves, because when somebody asks me what are the greatest artists of all time, their name usually does not pop up. I am just using them as an example that music did not need saving, and that Delta just needed to know where to look.

Also, that he should not be looking for good music by analyzing numbers and sales.

I'm Rosetta Stoned
04-21-2007, 07:56 PM
Delta would scalp tickets to his own Execution given the chance to do so.....

DeltaSigChi4
04-21-2007, 08:01 PM
If I was "looking at statistics" to determine what a good band is, or what my favourite band is, or whathaveyou, wouldn't I be proclaiming that the Dixie Chicks saved music [most Grammys, respectfully] or *insert top-selling pop band here* are the greatest because they sell more albums than Jesus + David Bowie combined, etc etc etc, et al. tl;dr.

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ttboy80
04-21-2007, 08:24 PM
The point is not to glorify Doves, because when somebody asks me what are the greatest artists of all time, their name usually does not pop up. I am just using them as an example that music did not need saving, and that Delta just needed to know where to look.

Also, that he should not be looking for good music by analyzing numbers and sales.

OK, Cool, i will take that as a valid response.

psycobetabuckdown
04-21-2007, 09:08 PM
Islands anyone??? COMMON!

YES!

DeltaSigChi4
05-03-2007, 04:19 PM
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A((wake))
05-04-2007, 02:39 PM
Delta, were you part of the "Arcade Fire" camp that was 40 peeps long? I sure hope not.

DeltaSigChi4
05-13-2007, 06:30 PM
I was.

What's it to you?

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Havocquarm
05-13-2007, 06:54 PM
I thought Nickelback saved music...

Take a look at THIS photograph:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/Havoc904/pic017.jpg

praxis1966
05-13-2007, 07:32 PM
Also, that he should not be looking for good music by analyzing numbers and sales.

True. If you look at the numbers, Jimi Hendrix only actually had one song break into the top 20 on the Billboard charts (the Dylan cover "All Along the Watchtower"). But ask just about anybody and they'll tell you he was arguably the most influential guitarist of all time. Fact is, if as an artist you're doing anything remotely progressive/avante guarde, you're probably ahead of your time and aren't going to sell alot of albums in the short run.

On the other hand, I don't know why there's so much fuss over Arcade Fire. While I'll admit that their musicianship is top notch, they just strike me as tame and non-threatening. It just never seems to go anyplace. Besides, I have a hard time listening to stuff that your average 50 year old might like.

Not for nothing, but I'm glad I skipped them to see Ghostface and Ozomatli (even if the former was somewhat of a letdown).

DeltaSigChi4
05-16-2007, 04:00 PM
Ghostface and Ozomatli.

Pshhhh. Get out of this thread.

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summerkid
05-16-2007, 04:02 PM
wooo seeing them at the Greek in LA next week.

crazzz2007
05-16-2007, 04:16 PM
I was.

What's it to you?

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shouldn't it be....



I was.

What's it to you?

Natelevmofuggaz
05-17-2007, 09:02 AM
FUCK ARCADE FIRE!

Jesus christ.

Hype kills.

msklvr
05-17-2007, 09:58 AM
I wasn't aware that music needed saving. Thanks for letting me know that Arcade Fire is like the Jesus of music. I will begin praying to them.

DeltaSigChi4
05-17-2007, 10:03 AM
Turn on the radio lately? Maybe you enjoy the rotation of 94.1. And just because they saved music, doesn't mean that the Jews are going to kill them.

At least I hope not.

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Sexecutioner
05-17-2007, 12:27 PM
dude, i cant believe im defending delta, but cmon guys, are you really that retarded that you cant understand delta is saying. you cant save music if nobody knows who you are. i dont think hes saying that commercial success means your music is good, but in order to influence the state of music, you need to be heard by more than 100 people. jimmy might not have had many billboard top 20 songs, but everybody still knew who he was. how can you deny that its impossible to be influential unless you have an audience? im not saying i agree that arcade fire saved music, but i understand the argument about needing to be somewhat popular to save music.

and by the way, neon bible > funeral.

no matter how much i try to listen to other stuff, neon bible keeps finding its way back on my stereo.

cash87
05-20-2007, 07:13 PM
I dont see the big deal about AF. Singer doesnt do anything for me, lyrics arent anything special, and instrumentaly, eh flea has more instrumental talent in his right hand...not to come off as a jerk but I would just like to know whats the big deal with AF?

Dont really have much to say about music being saved considering theres both good and bad music out there, always have been no matter which decade.

A((wake))
05-22-2007, 03:19 PM
I was.

What's it to you?

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I was camped right next to your army. I remember hearing some dude in a british accent talking about how magical it was going to be when he sees AF at sunset and gets to wave the flag he made for the camp. I instantly wanted to move.

thelastgreatman
05-22-2007, 05:18 PM
Where was the Arcade Fire camp? I never stumbled across it in all my dealings all over the campsite.

A((wake))
05-23-2007, 09:02 AM
Yah, it was 40+ peeps large and had a smaller flag flying overhead. I believe it was in the B section of camp towards the North end of the field.

I remember there being no one near our tent the first night and then waking up to a wall

msklvr
05-23-2007, 10:56 AM
Turn on the radio lately? Maybe you enjoy the rotation of 94.1. And just because they saved music, doesn't mean that the Jews are going to kill them.

At least I hope not.

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Actually, no, I have not turned on the radio lately. I don't enjoy the rotation of any radio station. I just enjoy listening to great music. I find/download/purchase music constantly and listen to my collection via PC/IPod/CD's.

Maybe this thread should be The Official Arcade Fire Saved Delta Thread. Did you need saving from radio Delta?

thaipod
05-23-2007, 02:17 PM
Any of you cats going to be at their show at the Greek Theater next Wednesday?

BlueDevil50
05-23-2007, 02:27 PM
ill be there tuesday

Sexecutioner
05-23-2007, 09:34 PM
Any of you cats going to be at their show at the Greek Theater next Wednesday?

ill be there wed! wooot!

Barbara, the ninja
05-30-2007, 10:49 PM
I came back from tonight's (Wednesday's) show a while ago. It wasn't very loud =/ Yeah, I know it's because of the residential area rules, but still. They were still fantastic, though :)

RockStr4Life
05-30-2007, 11:09 PM
yeah they kicked ass

Boourns
05-30-2007, 11:32 PM
COLD FUCKING WIND! Amazing. Best Arcade Fire gig ever.

proxima
05-30-2007, 11:37 PM
win butler come on down!!!

DeltaSigChi4
05-31-2007, 05:49 AM
COLD FUCKING WIND! Amazing. Best Arcade Fire gig ever.

Lucky bastard. I will still take Portland and their Distortions cover over Cold Wind. Distortions was one and one time only. Cold Wind will come around again.

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ThomThom
05-31-2007, 08:19 AM
Delta,

I thought you were going to the LA shows?

Sexecutioner
05-31-2007, 09:13 AM
man, that shit rocked! way better than the spreckles show imo. i had to drive back to sd after and was almost falling asleep near the end, and im tired as shit today, but so fuckin worth it!

anybody go to both greek shows? how was tues compared to wed?

KenMixtape
05-31-2007, 09:22 AM
Thanks to whomever gave my friend a ticket for his birthday.
Fantastic show, are they always that spazzy on stage? I couldnt see that well at Coachella.

DeltaSigChi4
05-31-2007, 09:47 AM
Thom: Berkeley.

Sex: Check the UKK boards @ ArcadeFire.net. There is comprehensive discussion/review there.

Ken: Yes. As far as I have seen. My favourite is Regine. You can see her emotions change as the songs do. It's really cute.

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ThomThom
05-31-2007, 09:49 AM
anybody go to both greek shows? how was tues compared to wed?


I liked Tuesday better because the crowd was more enthusiastic, Win was more talkative with the crowd, and the setlist was perfect. Wednesday's set list was a bit sloppy and the crowd was much more calm, but they did play "A Cold Wind" and there was much more antics on the band's part. It is a bit of a toss up but for my money I would go with Tuesday. I just hope they play "Headlights Look Like Diamonds" at one of the Berkeley shows this weekend.

Sexecutioner
05-31-2007, 11:04 AM
Sex: Check the UKK boards @ ArcadeFire.net. There is comprehensive discussion/review there.
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thanks, i actually checked that out right after i posted that question. people there are funny. its a fuckin love fest.


I liked Tuesday better because the crowd was more enthusiastic, Win was more talkative with the crowd, and the setlist was perfect. Wednesday's set list was a bit sloppy and the crowd was much more calm, but they did play "A Cold Wind" and there was much more antics on the band's part. It is a bit of a toss up but for my money I would go with Tuesday. I just hope they play "Headlights Look Like Diamonds" at one of the Berkeley shows this weekend.

interesting, i loved the setlist on wednesday myself. pretty much played all the songs i wanted to hear, although im not hardcore so dont know all their rare songs. I love having wake up at the end as opposed to the beginning/middle like they did in san diego. The crowd was a little subdued though, but overall i thought it was fuckin amazing.

i took some video, ill post it when i have some time.

DeltaSigChi4
05-31-2007, 11:23 AM
You fucking right it's a lovefest. But this thread is kinda no different in a way when you look at it from the outside.

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thelastgreatman
05-31-2007, 11:47 AM
I'm now willing to throw at least quasi-support behind the title of this thread. At least in the sense that AF is the only band of the last few years to really come out with a new stylie, and they deliver almost everything I want out of a live show. Except for Maynard. But I think I'm in love with Win's wife, so that makes up for it.

ThomThom
05-31-2007, 12:07 PM
Regine is very attractive, particularly during Haiti when she does her little dance

Sexecutioner
05-31-2007, 01:13 PM
Regine is very attractive

ill have to disagree with you on that, but shes a great musician, thats for sure!

BlueDevil50
05-31-2007, 02:47 PM
haha regine can get down and that makes her really cute...plus one of the violinists is always jamming even when shes not playin, which was way cool

summerkid
05-31-2007, 02:52 PM
COLD FUCKING WIND! Amazing. Best Arcade Fire gig ever.

That's one of my least favorite songs of theirs...that and in the back seat oh and neon bible.

betao
05-31-2007, 03:31 PM
ya..............AF definately did not save "music".............they did maybe if youre a big indie ***..........i like them, but to say they saved music is a definate overstatement.


You wanna get into music thats really keeping the scene alive today.....start listing some electronic artists...........my opinion the only genre of music not corrupted by major label marketing........the people who are at the top (i.e. Prodigy, chem bros, daft punk, underworld,fatboy slim, justice...the list goes on and on) are at top for a reason, THEY ALL ROCK YOUR ASS OFF AND HAVE PUT ATLEAST 10 YEARS INTO THE SCENE

Agreed 90%

Replace Justice with Aphex Twin and you'll have it perfect.

ThomThom
05-31-2007, 03:37 PM
haha regine can get down and that makes her really cute...plus one of the violinists is always jamming even when shes not playin, which was way cool

Oh man that violinist is so cute, I think her name is Sarah.

summerkid
05-31-2007, 03:38 PM
Oh man that violinist is so cute, I think her name is Sarah.

yeah sarah neufield i believe.

Sexecutioner
05-31-2007, 04:17 PM
yeah sarah neufield i believe.

which one is sarah, the one on the left or right (if you are looking from the audience view)?

I couldnt see their faces too well, but the one on the left was rockin out. i liked watching her dance.

BlueDevil50
05-31-2007, 05:01 PM
that was her! soooo awesome

Sexecutioner
05-31-2007, 06:14 PM
id hit that shit fo sho!

Boourns
05-31-2007, 06:15 PM
That's one of my least favorite songs of theirs...that and in the back seat oh and neon bible.

You have no soul.

thatfinkleygirl
05-31-2007, 07:25 PM
Arcade Fire's music makes me cry. They saved the music scene and we are all eternally indebted to them for doing so.

Sexecutioner
05-31-2007, 09:03 PM
Here's a couple videos I took...they look far away, but the sound is pretty good.

short clip from Wake Up:
THFfVWMEtoU


all of Rebellion (Lies):
xARIlt5Ehz8

saxomophone
05-31-2007, 09:43 PM
Regine!!!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=k1SQpJDuIuM
How can anyone not find her attractive?!?

Wed. at the Greek was AMAZING!! Thanks for the video, sex!

Summerkid, those are some of my favorite songs of theirs! You must Watch this. It will make you love Neon Bible. The whole thing is great, but at 40 seconds it's SO beautiful when the strings come in...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wjxef8AfVQg

luckyface
05-31-2007, 10:54 PM
Regine!!!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=k1SQpJDuIuM
How can anyone not find her attractive?!?


Maybe because she is not attractive? Just a wild guess.

beavington
06-01-2007, 06:12 PM
So yeah I just finally saw Aracde Fire at Sasquatch, and goddamn were they not the shit...fuck, I have never been to moved at a show, but yeah, amazing...fucking amazing. Especially Laika, and well everything else...

crazzz2007
06-01-2007, 06:46 PM
anyone who thinks arcade fire saved music was listening to shitty music to begin with.

this band is really starting to piss me off. regine was quoted as saying "we're the biggest rock band in the world." are you fuking kidding me?

people are going overbroad in their worship of arcade fire. why??? is it because there's like 50 of them on stage and they seem really into the music? is it because they sound like they are on the verge of suicide?

i've come to the realization that AF is the ultimate emo band. people talk about how they were moved to tears by their music, they sing about death, etc.

AF = emo

oh, and the fact that DeltaSig worships the band should make everyone re-evaluate their opinions about them.

luckyface
06-01-2007, 09:21 PM
anyone who thinks arcade fire saved music was listening to shitty music to begin with.

this band is really starting to piss me off. regine was quoted as saying "we're the biggest rock band in the world." are you fuking kidding me?

people are going overbroad in their worship of arcade fire. why??? is it because there's like 50 of them on stage and they seem really into the music? is it because they sound like they are on the verge of suicide?

i've come to the realization that AF is the ultimate emo band. people talk about how they were moved to tears by their music, they sing about death, etc.

AF = emo

oh, and the fact that DeltaSig worships the band should make everyone re-evaluate their opinions about them.

This is a fine post.

AF is definitely overrated. They are the new Radiohead.

DeltaSigChi4
06-02-2007, 09:42 AM
National Pubic Radio, Pitchfork Media, etc., etc., etc.

They all sing the highest of praises for Arcade Fire.

Yet, trolls like crazz and fuckface's opinions are somehow supposed to be the gospel. Wrong choir kids. If you don't like them, then move on. Get the fuck out of the thread.

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luckyface
06-02-2007, 10:33 AM
National Pubic Radio, Pitchfork Media, etc., etc., etc.

They all sing the highest of praises for Arcade Fire.

Yet, trolls like crazz and fuckface's opinions are somehow supposed to be the gospel. Wrong choir kids. If you don't like them, then move on. Get the fuck out of the thread.

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http://home.hawaii.rr.com/mixxen/crying.jpg

Another winning post from Coachella board's biggest winner!

matsuolost
06-02-2007, 11:03 AM
National Pubic Radio, Pitchfork Media, etc., etc., etc.

um dude, albeit i agree with you, you shouldnt reference to public radio at all anywhere. that means fuck all

DeltaSigChi4
06-02-2007, 11:11 AM
NPR - national public radio, is not your third cousin on a cheap AM broadcast spouting bullshit out his ass. If you don't know what NPR is, which you obviously don't by tying it to the generic term "public radio", then don't question my referencing of them.

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summerkid
06-02-2007, 11:21 AM
Regine!!!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=k1SQpJDuIuM
How can anyone not find her attractive?!?

Wed. at the Greek was AMAZING!! Thanks for the video, sex!

Summerkid, those are some of my favorite songs of theirs! You must Watch this. It will make you love Neon Bible. The whole thing is great, but at 40 seconds it's SO beautiful when the strings come in...
http://youtube.com/watch?v=wjxef8AfVQg

I was there...

KenMixtape
06-02-2007, 03:34 PM
I thought they were pretty overrated too, but they gradually won me over.
I'm not a fanatical Arcade Fire fanboy, but after seeing that Greek show, I'd never miss them next time they're passing through L.A...

I can see how emo douchebags would like Arcade Fire, but AF would have to transform themselves into a bleached bangs pierced-lower-lip-jerkoff asshole boy band to be considered "emo".

beavington
06-03-2007, 07:04 PM
anyone who thinks arcade fire saved music was listening to shitty music to begin with.

this band is really starting to piss me off. regine was quoted as saying "we're the biggest rock band in the world." are you fuking kidding me?

people are going overbroad in their worship of arcade fire. why??? is it because there's like 50 of them on stage and they seem really into the music? is it because they sound like they are on the verge of suicide?

i've come to the realization that AF is the ultimate emo band. people talk about how they were moved to tears by their music, they sing about death, etc.

AF = emo

oh, and the fact that DeltaSig worships the band should make everyone re-evaluate their opinions about them.

well i guess you are wrong about your comment, i listen to the greatest music ever made and i think they are far superior than anything before.
when the hell do you slam a band because they seem to actually like the music they are playing, they seem passionate about the music they are playing, that is so wrong! You are right, I should listen to what the people say about their music instead of listening to their music.
And i guess I finally found an emo band i like by your standards...
more and more do i see what fucking losers are attached to this board.

captncrzy
06-03-2007, 08:01 PM
AF is NOT emo.

leo01g
06-03-2007, 09:07 PM
Delta do you know if this was the only song Bowie played with Arcade Fire? I coulnt find anymore and i dont know what this event is.
1-wEBmLht5g

dorkfish
06-03-2007, 09:52 PM
they also played Five Years

dorkfish
06-03-2007, 09:52 PM
i think they also played Queen Bitch with him in the park later.

crazzz2007
06-03-2007, 11:46 PM
AF is NOT emo.

wrong. AF is emo.

and don't get me wrong, i don't hate AF. in fact, i even enjoy their music. but the AF worship that i see on this board is inexplicable. too much hype, too soon. and no one can seriously argue that they are the most talented of musicians.

what they are is a very passionate band that really enjoy what they do. i can appreciate that, but it's really not enough to put them near the top of my favorite bands. lots of sweating and convulsing does not make one a great band.

DeltaSigChi4
06-03-2007, 11:58 PM
What is inexplicable is why you insist on returning to a thread clearly created to honour a certain band when you dislike said band so greatly.

Oh, no. There is an explanation. You're a worthless troll.

Carry on.

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bigc1
06-04-2007, 08:36 AM
arcade fire is great, but music wasn't in need of saving

leo01g
06-04-2007, 08:56 AM
they also played Five Years

Yeah thanks dorkfish i just found five years on youtube. This is a benefit concert that they did for the Katrina incident.

summerkid
06-04-2007, 10:47 AM
wrong. AF is emo.

and no one can seriously argue that they are the most talented of musicians.
.

They are pretty fucking talented I've never seen a band with multiple members who can play so many different instruments without missing a beat. I'm not even going to touch on the emo statement because its so ridiculous.

crazzz2007
06-04-2007, 02:00 PM
What is inexplicable is why you insist on returning to a thread clearly created to honour a certain band when you dislike said band so greatly.

Oh, no. There is an explanation. You're a worthless troll.

Carry on.

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stfu delta. the only reason you are on this and other music boards so much is to obtain info for your scalping business.

where else will you find the latest info on presales, hot concerts, the latest up-and-coming bands, etc.?

please, spare us your typical bullshit lies. you are a dirty scalper bitch. you have nothing better to do with your life than take advantage of those who love music. your whole life is based on taking advantage of people. unfortunately, you can't change the way you make money because you really have no other talent.

go fuck yourself and don't bother responding. you're a fuking broken record. shove AF up your ass you little bitch fan-boy.

msklvr
06-04-2007, 04:29 PM
Damn! Best reply ever!

cansei de ser sexme
06-04-2007, 04:38 PM
Dont hate on Pearl Jam. I know you own Ten and Vs, and probably the "daughter" single so you could get yellowledbetter. Just because a band stays true to their style and YOU get over "grunge" music, doesnt mean they arent one of the greatest bands of all time. Anyways, this a personal favorite of mine, so i'm biased, but dont hate.

Also - "uh, i guess" is not an appropriate response to Radiohead - i think we can all agree.

kiss-ass

captncrzy
06-04-2007, 07:26 PM
wrong. AF is emo.

and don't get me wrong, i don't hate AF. in fact, i even enjoy their music. but the AF worship that i see on this board is inexplicable. too much hype, too soon. and no one can seriously argue that they are the most talented of musicians.

what they are is a very passionate band that really enjoy what they do. i can appreciate that, but it's really not enough to put them near the top of my favorite bands. lots of sweating and convulsing does not make one a great band.

Sorry, but last time I checked, AF wasn't a fake punk pop band filled with losers wearing black leather and black eyeliner and fauxhawks.

If you're argument is "songs about death" and "people crying over their music" = emo-then you're calling some of the greatest rock bands ever emo:

The Beatles
The Stones

ThomThom
06-04-2007, 09:06 PM
Jen,

How did everything work out for you at the Friday show?

Does anybody have an extra LA/Berkeley poster they would care to sell me?

captncrzy
06-05-2007, 05:31 AM
Jen,

How did everything work out for you at the Friday show?

Does anybody have an extra LA/Berkeley poster they would care to sell me?

God it was a crazy adventure getting back to the hotel-but other than that, it was awesome! We marched in around 7 and got prime spots next to the handicap railing by the backstage area. Thanks again for the tix! We didn't end up going out after-we got on the BART and halfway to Jack London Square we decided we were tired. Hope you had a great time?

ThomThom
06-05-2007, 08:45 AM
God it was a crazy adventure getting back to the hotel-but other than that, it was awesome! We marched in around 7 and got prime spots next to the handicap railing by the backstage area. Thanks again for the tix! We didn't end up going out after-we got on the BART and halfway to Jack London Square we decided we were tired. Hope you had a great time?

We were lucky enough to stumble upon a really nice Irish pub by the name of Beckett's, it was on Shattuck in downtown Berkeley. Other then that there isn't much of a "night life" out there, too many damn cops as well so we didn't want to drive anywhere. The shows (especially Saturday's) were amazing nonetheless. Oh and I also realized over the weekend that I could live off of Blondie's Pizza on Telegraph

captncrzy
06-05-2007, 08:14 PM
I wish I had planned my trip better; I didn't even book a room until the night before. Ah well, next time I guess.

Bosco
06-06-2007, 05:00 PM
they are playing lolla

http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?p=221741#post221741

Alchemy
06-06-2007, 05:56 PM
Woooooooooooooo! Pet Shop Boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

summerkid
06-06-2007, 06:08 PM
I'd take that with a grain of salt bosco. Lolla is not a 30,000 capacity festival so there is already something wrong with that post. Plus its coming from Silverchair and they suck.

DeltaSigChi4
06-18-2007, 09:10 AM
y-5XK-2Ufd4

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frozen pilgrim
06-18-2007, 09:32 AM
What is inexplicable is why you insist on returning to a thread clearly created to honour a certain band when you dislike said band so greatly.

Oh, no. There is an explanation. You're a worthless troll.

Carry on.

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dude. you're fucked in the head.
I don't dislike af. I can see clearly their mass appeal, their creativity, and their talent. are they the greatest band ever? fuck no.
have they saved music? on the contrary. whether you like it or not, arcade fire has spawned a host of half-baked, flavorless imitators, in much the same manner as nirvana in the early nineties, and (yes it's the same thing) the backstreet boys later on in the decade.

artistic credibility and imitators aside, the fact that the singer has been quoted in multiple publications as saying that arcade fire is "the biggest rock band in the world" and seems to take pleasure in describing their "rise to the top of rock" just seals for me the nagging feeling I've always recieved from their music: it's carefully written, calculated, and performed in a manner that makes the the music itself completely irrelevant. arcade fire is as substanceless and image-based as they come.
you know who they remind me of? slayer. millions of die-hard fans who would literally shank you for dissing the band, but when asked why they're "the best", they have no real answer. what was so "great" about slayer? they played fast. really fast. notes picked off of chromatic, diminished minor, and a couple pentatonic scales, played at very high speed. big fucking deal. give any half decent guitarist ten minutes to practice galloping (that three note past picking metal shite) and raining blood becomes a cakewalk. arcade fire? tried and tested white-bread rock progressions delivered in a calculated enough manner that it has what I call the "epic effect". doesn't matter what shit you're playing, if you have some chick in boots, and guitars with enough reverb and subtle, panned slap-delay, you could just dress in drag, play an a minor, g, and then d major over and fucking over and as long as you had some fanboys like you to convince people they're hearing something more meaningful, you'd be famous.

arcade fire fans are like acid casualties. freaks desperately clinging to a shadow of something that once, years ago, felt right. all the while refusing to acknowledge the transparency of their failed dream of restoring the grandiose nature of rock 'n' roll.

get the fuck over it, pull your head out of the sand created by all these god damn mid-heavy EQs, and start listening to music that's about the music, not about being flashy. there hasn't been a band this blatantly shallow since poison.

DeltaSigChi4
06-18-2007, 10:17 AM
dude. you're fucked in the head.
I don't dislike af.

*snip



Guy, what the fuck are you going on about? And who the fuck are you? I quoted you in case you delete your post. Something tells me that you're either mentally-unstable [I've never replied to a single post of yours or even know who you are] or someone's second posting account [most likely this is the case].

How about this? tl;dr.

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roberto73
06-18-2007, 06:11 PM
there hasn't been a band this blatantly shallow since poison.

Arcade Fire the shallowest band since Poison? Au contraire, my hyperbolic friend. Case in point:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/insomniacmonty/B00004WF25.jpg

thelastgreatman
06-18-2007, 06:52 PM
I don't want to prolong this douchebag's attention, but a couple of these points are curious to me...


whether you like it or not, arcade fire has spawned a host of half-baked, flavorless imitators, in much the same manner as nirvana in the early nineties

Dude... the greatest thing that Nirvana did was give way to the host of imitators. Way better than the band themselves is the incredible scene they helped create--STP, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, even Radiohead to a certain extent, and I'm probably missing a couple but point made.


get the fuck over it, pull your head out of the sand created by all these god damn mid-heavy EQs, and start listening to music that's about the music, not about being flashy. there hasn't been a band this blatantly shallow since poison.

Hi there, crazy person. Just out of curiosity, what's "deep" music that's out there today, in your opinion?

frozen pilgrim
06-20-2007, 12:45 AM
kay, it's late, and I'm not nearly as motivated as last time, so let's keep this snappy.

first off, roberto, excellent rebuttal.

delta, admittedly, my first ten words, when taken out of context, do seem strangely phrased. and fucked in the head was just plain a bad choice of words. but of everything you could have disagreed with...
and no, this is not a second posting account, I just really haven't bothered much with the forums. mostly because of people like you with bigger metaphorical internet mouths than brains. in the past you've seemed to know your shit, but considering how much you seem to love arcade fire, you did a pretty poor job of defending them. so maybe I was wrong.

thelastgreatman, I'm sorry you misread what I posted as saying nirvana's greatest contribution to music was the host of imitators they spawned. I can see where mister eighteen hundred posts gets off calling ME a douchebag, when he's trying to tell me I accused nirvana of having no value but their flock of bad imitators. I was merely comparing the sheer number of arcade fire imitators to the number of nirvana imitators there were. I wasn't trying to say for one second that's all nirvana meant. hope I didn't ruffle too many feathers. and deep music, in my opinion, that's out there today...
there's proportionately not a lot good stuff out there these days, but a few examples would be (and I'm not trying to be a dick throwing out names, these are just genuine suggestions):
MF doom's "special herbs" albums. vocal-less hip hop.
Grand Analog. all analog hip hop
check out leonard cohen's latest anthology of poetry. not exactly music... but it comes out that way in your head. trust me.
my last example is a band that has twice the musical talent and twice the depth of AF. the 3tards. thrash metal/punk rock with the most immature offensive lyrics concievable. asinine costumes and show themes. level one of depth: lame off-putting image. level two: smart people realize the image is for the sole purpose of lampooning bands like arcade fire who are deep down just about fashion and showmanship.

DeltaSigChi4
06-20-2007, 02:49 PM
w4qVbsjnsTk


The MOJO Best Live Act [supported by MOJO Radio]

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frozen pilgrim
07-18-2007, 11:33 AM
wow, because MOJO radio is one of the continent's top authorities on musical integrity in "independent" rock. hey fox news, do you like jesus? really? you do? wow. and next time I want advice on how to treat women, I'm going straight to howard stern.

anti-square
07-18-2007, 12:28 PM
wow, because MOJO radio is one of the continent's top authorities on musical integrity in "independent" rock. hey fox news, do you like jesus? really? you do? wow. and next time I want advice on how to treat women, I'm going straight to howard stern.

Hmm. As much of a douche this delta guy may have been, I think you come off much more douchy(or douchie?).

Anyway,








Game over. You lose.

i_like_cake530
07-20-2007, 12:00 AM
Best album of the decade so far is Some Cities by Doves.

In my own opinion.

The Moon and Antarctica

DeltaSigChi4
08-21-2007, 11:53 PM
Hmm. As much of a douche this delta guy may have been

This thread isn't about me.

It's about the greatest band in the universe, alive, dead, or in cryogenic state:

uKtFkxJIE5s

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ficklecycle
08-22-2007, 12:21 AM
Canada.

brando4n82
08-22-2007, 06:43 AM
i feel sorry for anyone who thinks that Arcade Fire is one of the better bands of today.

DeltaSigChi4
08-22-2007, 09:10 AM
I feel sorry for people who have never once seen a band live who has been UNIVERSALLY proclaimed and widely accepted as the best live act in the world today, yet feel the need to feel sorry for those who have multiple times.

Poor people imo.

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PassiveTheory
08-22-2007, 09:17 AM
Heh, not by Rolling Stone.

Then again, they're too busy tonguing the White Stripes' balls to notice anything else...

DeltaSigChi4
08-22-2007, 09:24 AM
Actually you are correct and incorrect at the same time. The article was made TWICE, and the first time it was:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DeltaSigChi4/ArcadeFireRSnomination.jpg

It wasn't until their idiot readers started leaving public comments on that article consisting of "Metallica is the greatest~!!!!!" and "The Killers. Where are the Kilelr//??? Their awesome." that RS didn't redo the article, thus removing AF from the rightful #1 spot, and placing god knows who.

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brando4n82
08-22-2007, 09:27 AM
I feel sorry for people who have never once seen a band live who has been UNIVERSALLY proclaimed and widely accepted as the best live act in the world today, yet feel the need to feel sorry for those who have multiple times.

Poor people imo.

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yeah, I sure am glad I'm not one of those people because I've seen two full sets of theirs. I'm not saying they suck, but they are not even close to being a Great act, and I dont understand why people go Ape Shit over them. Definately not one of the better bands of today.

PassiveTheory
08-22-2007, 09:28 AM
It's in a topic somewhere in the lounge...

Either way, all I know is that WS got 1, Radiohead (OF COURSE) got 2, and AF was either halfway down the list or completely removed.

DeltaSigChi4
08-22-2007, 09:29 AM
No one forces you to enter this thread. I surely don't.

And I don't respect or take seriously anything that an individual who freely choses to go to a Girl Talk show, and pays money for said show, has to say. So run along now. I'm certain that there a Killers show somewhere you have to go buy tickets to. :rolleyes:

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DeltaSigChi4
08-22-2007, 09:32 AM
I already stated that the article was done twice dude. The fucking proof is in the screenshot above. Furthermore, it's quite ASSinine to place Radiohead in any current best live list when THEY DON'T EVEN CURRENTLY PLAY LIVE. A band hasn't played a single show in 2007, yet they're placed on the "Best Live Band Playing Today" list. Lol. Clownact. That's what RS has become. A fucking clownact.

They had it right with the first article/list. AF, 1. Period.

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brando4n82
08-22-2007, 09:34 AM
Who said anything about the Killers?

I think you should hit up a Girl Talk show though..its really fun.

All I'm saying is that if you're gonna have 15 people on stage, you better do something with them.

PassiveTheory
08-22-2007, 09:34 AM
Hey... not all Girl Talk fans are Killers fans!...

Well, except for me, but I'm not ashamed of either.

Now, as for AF having the best live show in music today?... Well, for one (and maybe it was just the fact that RHCP was playing after them) if they'd somehow get rid of the crowd-surfers, that would be a serious plus... The next time I see AF, I don't want to be drop kicked by some skinny asshole who thinks he's fly...

AF has the whole "our vocals and string sections sound exactly like they do on the records live" thing down pat, which is great, and Win's a character on stage, but basically my favorite (and by proxy, the best) live act changes depending on who I've seen and when, like lately it's been all about Daft Punk, but I'm sure AF will cinch that spot for me the next time I see them... If only until the next concert.

DeltaSigChi4
08-22-2007, 09:52 AM
I've seen Girl Talk. I saw him get booed right off the stage at Planet Hollywood [then the Aladdin]. But that's besides the point. The point is that you openly proclaim how disgusted you are with Arcade Fire's live performance[s] in an Arcade Fire discussion thread, yet freely go to a Girl Talk show. Your credibility and music taste points stand at zero. Go away now.

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DeltaSigChi4
08-22-2007, 09:55 AM
Coachella 07 was the only AF performance I've been to where there was massive crowd surfing. There was one guy who surfed at the Greek in Berkeley [day one], but he was filming footage of the show for a rumoured dvd release, so no one had any qualms about it.

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Bud Luster
08-22-2007, 10:03 AM
aaaaah, this is all so refreshing. Welcome home.

ThomThom
08-22-2007, 10:10 AM
Individuals who have only seen Arcade Fire sets at Music festivals rather then a solo headlining tour set that have anything negative to say about the abilities of this band live should either look into purchasing a ticket to one of their headlining gigs in the fall with LCD Soundsystem or GET THE FUCK OUT OF THIS THREAD.

brando4n82
08-22-2007, 10:22 AM
I would definately go to one of their upcoming shows for LCD and then Bone out. what I am simply pointing out is that Arcade Fire will never have the ability to "save music." Only David Gilmour has that power.
You all need to take AF off the fucking pedestal you keep them so high up on.

Also, you can tell me to stay out of fan threads all you want, but it's not going to help. You will simply be voicing your opinion the same way I am right now. G'day to you all. Although I'll probably be back in like an hour though to check up on you guys. stay safe.

DeltaSigChi4
08-22-2007, 10:29 AM
Hmmmmm..

You don't like or appreciate Arcade Fire but insist on continually posting in a thread that is titled "The Official Arcade Fire Saved Music Thread™".

To each his own I suppose. You're that guy who insists on jeering/heckling a band instead of going and having himself a beer, or if at a festival, leaving to see another band on another stage.

Imbecile imo.

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captncrzy
08-22-2007, 01:02 PM
I don't get this at all....put 10 people on stage and then "do soemthing with them"? What. The. Fuck? I don't know what you thought you were watching, but it wasn't AF. I've seen them turn people into fans STRICTLY with their live performance. If you don't like their music, then fine, but only a massive crackhead would say their live performances suck.

And, LCD sucked at Coachella. Big time donkey asses.

brando4n82
08-22-2007, 03:10 PM
And, LCD sucked at Coachella. Big time donkey asses.

Good. now I know I cant trust you -_-

Wheres the beef?
08-22-2007, 05:20 PM
It's about the greatest band in the universe, alive, dead, or in cryogenic state:


You cut your wrists dont you.

brando4n82
08-23-2007, 06:22 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/Arcade_Fire_on_TIME_Cover.jpg

Canada has a huge problem

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 06:44 AM
Sure they do. Yet Canada's export makes #1 on the U.S. charts. And sells out every show across the United States. And is driving the price of their gigposters in the U.S. market to fine art range[s] even though we're talking screenprints.

And yet these are all things that a halfwit like yourself will never be able to comprehend. No need to. It's just too easy to troll a forum instead of actually providing geniuine insight or original content.

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brando4n82
08-23-2007, 06:48 AM
Sure they do. Yet Canada's export makes #1 on the U.S. charts. And sells out every show across the United States. And is driving the price of their gigposters in the U.S. market to fine art range[s] even though we're talking screenprints.

And yet these are all things that a halfwit like yourself will never be able to comprehend. No need to. It's just too easy to troll a forum instead of actually providing geniuine insight or original content.

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duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, what is with the E?

delta, you need to stop by my "Ok Everyone" thread in the lounge and toss in yor two cents. everybodys doing it

clarky123
08-23-2007, 06:49 AM
Like them, but can't help thinking a couple of years in the military might toughen them up even further.

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 07:00 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DeltaSigChi4/picture234.jpg

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fober
08-23-2007, 07:20 AM
I see nothing in the news about an arcade catching fire.

What the hell is this crap?

captncrzy
08-23-2007, 07:23 AM
Good. now I know I cant trust you -_-

Well...yeah.

invisiblerobots
08-23-2007, 07:30 AM
I see nothing in the news about an arcade catching fire.

What the hell is this crap?

Maybe it had something to do with one those Xbox 360s overheating.

http://www.techshout.com/gaming/2007/28/microsoft-walmart-sued-over-xbox-fire-that-caused-infants-death/

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 07:46 AM
Maybe you should allow your ostrich more time on the computer. Surely he would have found this, fober:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/6950796.stm

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fober
08-23-2007, 08:22 AM
Maybe you should allow your ostrich more time on the computer. Surely he would have found this, fober:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/6950796.stm

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Sorry, I wasn't aware this was an internation issue.

My condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Pacman and Zangief.

Wheres the beef?
08-23-2007, 08:23 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/Arcade_Fire_on_TIME_Cover.jpg

Canada has a huge problem

That photo is kind of misleading. Arent there like 27 of them? What about the guy who bangs on helmets and watermelons while they play? Does he not deserve to be in the photo?

ThomThom
08-23-2007, 12:05 PM
He is the one sitting down to your right...

crazzz2007
08-23-2007, 01:40 PM
Sure they do. Yet Canada's export makes #1 on the U.S. charts. And sells out every show across the United States. And is driving the price of their gigposters in the U.S. market to fine art range[s] even though we're talking screenprints.

And yet these are all things that a halfwit like yourself will never be able to comprehend. No need to. It's just too easy to troll a forum instead of actually providing geniuine insight or original content.

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once again, this genius is trying to equate popularity to talent.

delta, i see your IQ still hasn't crossed the 50 point barrier.

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 01:43 PM
I've seen them half a dozen times in concert. I'm pretty certain that they're talented. If you don't possess neither the finances or taste to see them live, that's your problem. One would think that you would tire of trolling this thread by now, but I suppose that you're determined. Determined to look like a complete fool the entire time this community exists.

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crazzz2007
08-23-2007, 02:07 PM
I've seen them half a dozen times in concert. I'm pretty certain that they're talented. If you don't possess neither the finances or taste to see them live, that's your problem. One would think that you would tire of trolling this thread by now, but I suppose that you're determined. Determined to look like a complete fool the entire time this community exists.

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you don't get it, do you? you're stupider than i could ever have possibly imagined.

my post had nothing to do with whether they are talented or not. i was simply flaming you for using popularity as an indicator for talent.

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 02:20 PM
No, you don't get it. I don't care what you have to say. I've never cared what you have to say. I will never care what you have to say.

You're an idiot. A troll. A useless waste of bandwidth.

The individual pointed out how Canada had a problem if The Arcade Fire happened to be their most intriguing export. I pointed out that the United States of America, as sourced by their immense acceptance in live shows, record sales, and gigposter market, find them even more so intriguing. Common sense and reading aren't really your strongpoints.

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crazzz2007
08-23-2007, 02:26 PM
No, you don't get it. I don't care what you have to say. I've never cared what you have to say. I will never care what you have to say.

You're an idiot. A troll. A useless waste of bandwidth.

The individual pointed out how Canada had a problem if The Arcade Fire happened to be their most intriguing export. I pointed out that the United States of America, as sourced by their immense acceptance in live shows, record sales, and gigposter market, find them even more so intriguing. Common sense and reading aren't really your strongpoints.

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ya, by your logic the backstreet boys and NSync were some of the most intriguing musicians of the last 10 years. you fucktard. keep talking, cause every time you say something you dig a deeper hole for yourself.

i will keep flaming you whether or not you care what i have to say. i don't give a shit about your feelings. i simply enjoy fuking with you.

MissingPerson
08-23-2007, 02:29 PM
You two deserve each other.

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 02:31 PM
Yes, I say "Amy Winehouse has really garnered the attention of the U.S. public", and you retort with "yeah, so did Vanilla Ice."

What's your fucking point? Do you have one? Surely you must. But alas, trolls don't have points. Their only objective in life is to interfer with other's online experience. No other goal.

As far as I am concerned, Aaron Horkey never made a print that later will sell for 600$ on the secondary market, of the Backstreet Boys or N'Ynsc or William Hung. Arcade Fire. You can go away now.

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DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 02:32 PM
You two deserve each other.

And you deserve staying in whatever community you originate from. Things are different around here, and if you can't accept or even see it ....

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MissingPerson
08-23-2007, 02:40 PM
Yes, I come from the part of the Internet where everybody still moves things with Oxen and don't understand your New World ways.

DeltaSigChi4
08-23-2007, 02:44 PM
No, you come from the part of the internets that think that large game jokes are amusing and that interfering with an intense argument to take a shot at both members is aye-ok.

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Somewhat Damaged
08-23-2007, 06:42 PM
Yes, I come from the part of the Internet where everybody still moves things with Oxen and don't understand your New World ways.

LOL. Welcome to this strange and exciting new board!

Delta: I like Neon Bible as much as the next guy, went out of my way to buy it opening day, think that Funeral is the best album of the decade, etc. etc. (Translation: I'm not an Arcade Fire hater.) But I don't think they've ever debuted at #1 in America. Maybe the College Radio charts or Alternative Music charts or whatever, but I'm pretty damn positive Neon Bible opened at no higher than #2 on the Billboard chart (the main one that people tend to reference when an album debuts). And that's still a good bow, no doubt about it. It's just not #1.

luckyface
08-23-2007, 07:53 PM
I am not sure if it has been mentioned, but it appears the Foos have been covering "Keep the Car Running" on their UK tour.

gaypalmsprings
08-24-2007, 04:54 AM
http://www.drunkenmonkeykickball.com/images/vanillaice.jpg

captncrzy
08-24-2007, 07:15 AM
I am not sure if it has been mentioned, but it appears the Foos have been covering "Keep the Car Running" on their UK tour.

I'd be interested in hearing that.

fatbastard
08-24-2007, 10:48 AM
No, you don't get it. I don't care what you have to say. I've never cared what you have to say. I will never care what you have to say.

You're an idiot. A troll. A useless waste of bandwidth.

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Anyone need a signature?

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 10:54 AM
Here you go cc:

gCMtVwMgWDI
Live on Radio 1


5FoWKfX8Z6I
Live at Festival


Kn47HfB9Q1o
Live on Tour

Best quality from top to bottom. Also, Grohl said he listens to it every morning to wake him up.

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kreutz2112
08-24-2007, 11:14 AM
Delta, does each gig get its own poster?

DeltaSigChi4
08-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Yes, and no. Some gigs share a poster [example: LA/Berkeley, Burlesque 07 run], yet others are left without any due to lack of time. If you're referring to the Lehi gig in particular, I wouldn't expect one solely for that show. It may share a print, but they may not be available at the merch tables at the show itself [again because of time]. If they are available, you may or may not wait until after the show to get them, so they won't get damaged. I'm a collector, obviously. SEE http://www.expressobeans.com/members/collections.php?id=9815 ; or if you're not a member, and don't want to register, below:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v604/DeltaSigChi4/ArcadeFireprintsAug07.jpg

Any other gigposters related questions, I'm sure that others have more experience, but I should be high up there in regards to Arcade Fire prints. I have a few in route, and am slowly picking up all the rarer ones little by little.

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malcolmjamalawesome
08-24-2007, 03:24 PM
Let's not forget M. Bison.

Wheres the beef?
08-24-2007, 03:54 PM
Yes, and no. Some gigs share a poster [example: LA/Berkeley, Burlesque 07 run], yet others are left without any due to lack of time. If you're referring to the Lehi gig in particular, I wouldn't expect one solely for that show. It may share a print, but they may not be available at the merch tables at the show itself [again because of time]. If they are available, you may or may not wait until after the show to get them, so they won't get damaged. I'm a collector, obviously. SEE http://www.expressobeans.com/members/collections.php?id=9815 ; or if you're not a member, and don't want to register, below:

Any other gigposters related questions, I'm sure that others have more experience, but I should be high up there in regards to Arcade Fire prints. I have a few in route, and am slowly picking up all the rarer ones little by little.

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You are a fucking tool [tool].

FACT

K

marooko
08-24-2007, 04:56 PM
i hate you lambda lambda lambda

kreutz2112
08-27-2007, 08:29 AM
thank you for the in depth, non-asshole reply delta, kings and marooko, you are the 'tools'.

MissingPerson
09-02-2007, 08:49 PM
So NME's started a rumour that Arcade Fire won't be doing festivals anymore, although that wasn't at all what Win Butler actually said...

captncrzy
09-03-2007, 08:45 AM
They're a business-they'll do whatever they can do-festivals or otherwise. I'm sure they're burned out on them right now though-but festivals are a great wway to introduce people to your music. I doubt they'll never do one again.

betao
09-03-2007, 08:54 AM
i think this might be my favorite thread ever.

frozen pilgrim
09-03-2007, 09:11 PM
arcade fire didn't save music, and as a canadian living dead in the middle of the largest creative centre in canada and what is quickly (and unfortunately, in my opinion) becoming indie rock mecca, I hear better music being produced by drunk college student AF fanboys clanking their bottles of stella on the patio at ronnie's. seriously. (beer bottles sound tinkly and nice, and don't have stupid panning slap delay on fucking everything.)


delta, the only perosn I've ever encountered on this board with as blind and narrow a mind as you is a juggalo by the name of rap/rock is life whom I hope and pray (and suspect) is an alias.

delta, you've posted on average more than six times every day since you joined this forum. I don't believe for one second that someone who's evidently that wrapped up in their intrenet-based pseudo personality has the breadth of musical experience or frankly anything that would qualify you as anything other than a hopeless arcade fire fanboy, just like ever thirteen year old girl who thought the spice girls were the best role models the world has ever seen.

they are not THAT creative, they are not THAT talented.

let me make something clear: they are a decent band at their core. they are DECENT. on par with bands like, I would say, the killers, jet, etc. rock bands with absolutely nothing new to offer but a new group with a slightly different style and more members. no vision, no message, no innovation. not worthless by any means, but rendered useless to society by scene-dwelling snobs like you who make something average so blown up and oversized that even an idiot could see the inherent flaws.

if people like you didn't exist, maybe I could stand arcade fire. but no. you have to insist on them "saving music". music's still on a downward slope as a whole, so either retract your idiotic claim or accent that arcade fire is part of just another modern wave of mediocrity, albeit in the front of the group photo.

summerkid
09-03-2007, 09:50 PM
music's still on a downward slope as a whole,

I don't know how you can say that with the year we've had.

PassiveTheory
09-03-2007, 10:30 PM
I concur, 2007 has been a pretty fucking good year for music (barring Kanye West and the White Stripes), and AF helped make it that way. Does that mean they're the greatest band ever? Nah, they're good though, and I enjoy them, and I think that's the kind of impression the band wants to leave on people... As opposed to either hatred or obsession.

captncrzy
09-04-2007, 09:41 AM
arcade fire didn't save music, and as a canadian living dead in the middle of the largest creative centre in canada and what is quickly (and unfortunately, in my opinion) becoming indie rock mecca, I hear better music being produced by drunk college student AF fanboys clanking their bottles of stella on the patio at ronnie's. seriously. (beer bottles sound tinkly and nice, and don't have stupid panning slap delay on fucking everything.)


delta, the only perosn I've ever encountered on this board with as blind and narrow a mind as you is a juggalo by the name of rap/rock is life whom I hope and pray (and suspect) is an alias.

delta, you've posted on average more than six times every day since you joined this forum. I don't believe for one second that someone who's evidently that wrapped up in their intrenet-based pseudo personality has the breadth of musical experience or frankly anything that would qualify you as anything other than a hopeless arcade fire fanboy, just like ever thirteen year old girl who thought the spice girls were the best role models the world has ever seen.

they are not THAT creative, they are not THAT talented.

let me make something clear: they are a decent band at their core. they are DECENT. on par with bands like, I would say, the killers, jet, etc. rock bands with absolutely nothing new to offer but a new group with a slightly different style and more members. no vision, no message, no innovation. not worthless by any means, but rendered useless to society by scene-dwelling snobs like you who make something average so blown up and oversized that even an idiot could see the inherent flaws.

if people like you didn't exist, maybe I could stand arcade fire. but no. you have to insist on them "saving music". music's still on a downward slope as a whole, so either retract your idiotic claim or accent that arcade fire is part of just another modern wave of mediocrity, albeit in the front of the group photo.

The Killers? You honestly think that shite poseur band is "on par" with AF? Not even close, retard.