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    Default Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    I mean seriously are these guys that good? I've listened to their music and was not that impressed. I also watched some of their videos on YouTube from live performances and also would have to grade that a C-.
    So, what gives?

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    On the top right there is a "search" category...click on that, a drop down will appear, click on "advanced search" than type in Arcade Fire and search all thread titles with that name...BINGO!
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    Oh, you seem to be one of the only people who doesn't comprehend all the hype and general adoration of arcade fire. Good job speaking up.

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    count me in on not understanding the hype

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    you can't just listen to a song or two from them; they are better at making full album experiences than single songs. the lyrical content plays a big part in their music as well, so make sure you pay attention to that while listening.

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    it's okay if you don't like it, but I bet I know why people like it:

    1. it's highly anthematic
    2. it's very catchy especially on repeat listens
    3. it's got performers that strongly believe in their music
    4. it's got performers who are very down to earth
    5. but yet it's visually envocative
    6. it's got an accordian and two violinists and that's so hip, almost as him as having a banjo

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    Get in the middle of the crowd while they are playing and you'll get it.

    euphoric to say the least

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    I couldn't understand the hype either, but after listening to their albums a couple of times, they really grew on me.

    Can't wait to see them live. Maybe then I'll really get where all the praise is coming from.

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    I bought Funeral about six months before Coachella 05 and didn't really get it. Then I watched them play at Coachella and was mesmerized. Watching the music take life in the band changed it all for me. Since then I have become a huge fan and they are my most anticipated band this year.

    Then again, everyone is different. I would say if you have time, check them out this year and you may fall in love also.

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    My buddy who doesn't get them came with me to see them in montreal a month ago.

    He never really got into them, then he saw them

    he was amazed, says it was the best show he's ever seen. From a guy thats not even a fan.

    There that good live, wait till you see all of them on stage putting their heart into the music.

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    I don't get it, and I don't want to get it, but I think someone already did a thread EXACTLY like this one.
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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    I wonder who will be conflicting with the Arcade Fire? Any guesses?
    Because I do want to see them. I find thier music OK, but I wanna see what all the fuss about thier live performance is about.
    But if someone I am more excited to see is on, I will have the miss the Arcade Fire.

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    Kings of Leon probably...

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    Quote Originally Posted by McFearless View Post
    Kings of Leon probably...
    poor guys nobody is going to watch them because everybody is all OMG NEON BIBLE atm

    I remember when I went to Lollapalooza a few years ago and The Arcade Fire was up against G. Love & Special Sauce... he only had a handful of people, literally under 100 people watching him

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    Ya I also don't get it, I saw them on the TV on some late night talk show and I wasn't very impressed but I'm an open minded person so I'll wait till I see them at coachella to have an opinion!

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    The lead singer and some of the band members look like concentration camp survivors. They need to eat some food.

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    mark another one down for not undertanding arcade fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by SojuGorae View Post
    The lead singer and some of the band members look like concentration camp survivors. They need to eat some food.
    I asked them if they'd like to be in the food eating competition and they said yes; maybe this Coachella is a turnaround for them in terms of feasting

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    i have also been giving the lads and lassies from arcade fire a good listen to get ready for coachella. the end result is that they are way over hyped.

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    I agree that listening to the whole album a few times is the way to get them. If you try that and still feel the same way, then maybe they just aren't your thing...

    I remember the 1st time I saw them at Coachella. I had only listened to the 1st album a couple of times. It really was one of those special Coachella performances (another one that comes to mind is Air at sunset). There are just some you never forget, and that was one of them, so maybe a lot of the good vibe on this board is from people who also experienced that.

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    I'm going to start a band with a banjo, a harmonica and one of those street drummers (with the barrels and pots and pans and shit).

    It shall be called

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    Quote Originally Posted by fober View Post
    I'm going to start a band with a banjo, a harmonica and one of those street drummers (with the barrels and pots and pans and shit).

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    How delightlyfully artsy.

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    I was hooked from the very first time I heard "Neighborhood #2 (Laika)". This was just as they were starting to be hyped up, but months before Coachella 2005. Then I bought their albums and fell in love.

    Their performance at Coachella '05 is what esentially sealed the deal.

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    Their big comeup was at the '04 ACL fest. Not many people there to watch at the beginning, but packed towards the end of their set.
    That night Chris Martin of Coldplay would not shut up about them.


    I will def be at Kings of Leon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsoonSeason View Post
    poor guys nobody is going to watch them because everybody is all OMG NEON BIBLE atm

    I remember when I went to Lollapalooza a few years ago and The Arcade Fire was up against G. Love & Special Sauce... he only had a handful of people, literally under 100 people watching him

    It would tote suck. But with 100,000 people I don't think that Kings will end up with 100 people watching them. A relatively small crowd in comparison yes.

    However, I don't care if there is or isn't people watching the Kings. Better chance of me being in front for them....and I HAVE to be in front.

    It is gonna suck missing arcade if it conflicts though. But I am seeing Arcade in June so I won't be that sad.

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    Its all about the LIVE show. That is what the hype was all about for Coachella 05- when they played, they blew everyone who was in audience---AWAY.

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    Default Re: Arcade Fire: Whats the deal?

    Arcade Fire vs. Kings Of Leon isn't a conflict. It's a nonflict. K.O.L are a terrible band, just terrible. And yes, I've seen them live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    Arcade Fire vs. Kings Of Leon isn't a conflict. It's a nonflict. K.O.L are a terrible band, just terrible. And yes, I've seen them live.
    ..not that bad...but yea. pretty boring

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    haha

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    Arcade Fire is definitely an aquired taste, but seriously, stop the fucking "I dont get it" threads if you dont get it fine if you do get it fantastic but lets stop the stupidity.......
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