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    Default Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    I meant 8.4. Sorry, typo.

    Pretty fair review and score: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/articl...ire_Neon_Bible

    I figured they'd either go with the overly high or overly low score. It's surprisingly not that verbose: the craziest word I noticed was "malevolent" (which he uses twice...oddly).
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    oh and fnirt.
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    Is it The Arcade Fire or just Arcade Fire? I've seen both. I can't stand inconsistency and ambiguity. It must be eradicated. I need clearcut defintions. I need everything to be black and white. I voted for Bush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Is it The Arcade Fire or just Arcade Fire? I've seen both. I can't stand inconsistency and ambiguity. It must be eradicated. I need clearcut defintions. I need everything to be black and white. I voted for Bush.
    Yeah, even on ticketmaster there's a listing for The Arcade Fire and Arcade Fire, irks me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Is it The Arcade Fire or just Arcade Fire? I've seen both. I can't stand inconsistency and ambiguity. It must be eradicated. I need clearcut defintions. I need everything to be black and white. I voted for Bush.
    I voted for The Gore.That must have been it.
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    it's a messy, exciting burst.

    nice review. i agree with their opinion that it should have ended on 'no cars go' as opposed to 'my body is a cage', but tev.
    And seriously, potato salad? What are you? 10?

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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    I gave it a 5.

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    tom - they've said in interviews that they don't really mind either. jeremy signed something recently as "the arcade fire - jeremy". on SNL they were introduced as "arcade fire".

    doesn't matter.
    And seriously, potato salad? What are you? 10?

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    I haven't heard the new album yet. I am waiting for its official release. I'm old school you know.
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    if i knew what those cyllinders that played the first recorded music were actually called, i'd totally make a mean-spirited joke referencing them.
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    by mean-spirited you actually mean good-natured, right?

    and I think they were just called cylinders.
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    oh. I forgot to tell my story.

    Last night I was in my car and had on sports talk radio, some national show. And the host was playing "Wake Up" as the bumper music and he went on and on about how much he loved the song, that he didn't know any of the band's other 'work' but that "Wake Up" was the best new song he'd heard in years. This on sports talk radio, not exactly a welcome refuge for indie hipsters.

    This made me realize that what someone said on another thread may well be true: AF may become really huge someday, like U2-huge.
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    I agree that they should decide on the article issue. It causes tagging problems and library confusion, especially if you have a menu that includes the "The" in a band's title. You either have to look for it in the way up top part of the library and scroll your ass all the way down to the "t's". Is it too much to ask for clarity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yablonowitz View Post
    I agree that they should decide on the article issue. It causes tagging problems and library confusion, especially if you have a menu that includes the "The" in a band's title. You either have to look for it in the way up top part of the library and scroll your ass all the way down to the "t's". Is it too much to ask for clarity?
    to you, and all you other anal retentive people, they make all this great music for you, and all you can do is bitch about whether there is a fucken "the" in the name. if you guys weren't complete idiots, you could just pick either "arcade fire" or "the arcade fire" and then just put that name as the artist for all of your arcade fire songs. i swear some people pick the stupidest fucken things to bitch about. by the way FUCK BUSH (this is actually aimed at the other guy... Tomaz i think it was, but since you to seem to agree with him on this, im kind of assuming that you also voted for ****** Bush)

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_like_cake530 View Post
    to you, and all you other anal retentive people, they make all this great music for you, and all you can do is bitch about whether there is a fucken "the" in the name. if you guys weren't complete idiots, you could just pick either "arcade fire" or "the arcade fire" and then just put that name as the artist for all of your arcade fire songs. i swear some people pick the stupidest fucken things to bitch about. by the way FUCK BUSH (this is actually aimed at the other guy... Tomaz i think it was, but since you to seem to agree with him on this, im kind of assuming that you also voted for ****** Bush)
    I like cake, you REALLY missed the point. by a lot.

    My original post about the "The" was a bit of a joke. it wasn't serious or meant to be taken literally. The original question was an honest one, aksed out of curiosity, but then in the same post I made fun of myself for having even asked it with the whole spiel about being anal retentive, ending in how I voted for Bush (I didn't). Yablo then picked up on that and ran with it (I don't believe he voted for Bush either). It was correct use of well-integrated irony, and it blew right past you like an M5 on the autobahn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I like cake, you REALLY missed the point. by a lot.

    My original post about the "The" was a bit of a joke. it wasn't serious or meant to be taken literally. The original question was an honest one, aksed out of curiosity, but then in the same post I made fun of myself for having even asked it with the whole spiel about being anal retentive, ending in how I voted for Bush (I didn't). Yablo then picked up on that and ran with it (I don't believe he voted for Bush either). It was correct use of well-integrated irony, and it blew right past you like an M5 on the autobahn.
    while reading your post i thought it was a joke... and when you ended with "i voted for bush" i honestly didn't know what to think, becuase there are a lot of stupid ass republicans out there. and btw, the other guy...Yablo, if you read his post, there really is no sarcasm in it. i think he may have been the one, who missed your original joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    oh. I forgot to tell my story.

    Last night I was in my car and had on sports talk radio, some national show. And the host was playing "Wake Up" as the bumper music and he went on and on about how much he loved the song, that he didn't know any of the band's other 'work' but that "Wake Up" was the best new song he'd heard in years. This on sports talk radio, not exactly a welcome refuge for indie hipsters.

    This made me realize that what someone said on another thread may well be true: AF may become really huge someday, like U2-huge.
    I disagree, its very hard for anyone to be that huge these days. Artsits have no time to slowly build their careers with a label anymore.

    Arcade Fire have lined up a stellar year, this was all depending on Neon Bible though - while good - I don't think its a mass appeal kind of record like a U2 release, they will not be that big. Bigger, yes, U2 big, no.

    I have listened to Neon Bible a few times through now (got a promo copy), and I must say its a wee bit disappointing, but the expectations were and are so very high - it was bound to happen, I give it a 7.5 out of 10. Pitchfork's review of it is pretty good though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    oh. I forgot to tell my story.

    Last night I was in my car and had on sports talk radio, some national show. And the host was playing "Wake Up" as the bumper music and he went on and on about how much he loved the song, that he didn't know any of the band's other 'work' but that "Wake Up" was the best new song he'd heard in years. This on sports talk radio, not exactly a welcome refuge for indie hipsters.

    This made me realize that what someone said on another thread may well be true: AF may become really huge someday, like U2-huge.
    Except in Dallas. The Ticket there is known for its employee's musical taste and support in the local music scene. I've always found it highly bizarre.
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    it's just "Arcade Fire." all of their albums say "Arcade Fire." They refer to themselves sans "The"
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    like, The Ohio State University? tOSU? or OSU?

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    you mean THE Ohio State University.

    OSU = Oklahoma State, for what it's worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    you mean THE Ohio State University.

    OSU = Oklahoma State, for what it's worth.


    or oregon state u...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arbouler View Post
    or oregon state u...
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    Arcade Fire have lined up a stellar year, this was all depending on Neon Bible though - while good - I don't think its a mass appeal kind of record like a U2 release, they will not be that big. Bigger, yes, U2 big, no.
    AF is already much bigger than U2 was at this point in their career in the 80s. Both are talented charismatic bands. No telling what might happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    AF is already much bigger than U2 was at this point in their career in the 80s. Both are talented charismatic bands. No telling what might happen.
    agreed. clearly the best band out there right now. AND so young. i feel like this is what it must have been like when springsteen hit. only cause i can't think of a better analogy. but U2 is not a fair comparison. i don't think they were that big until War. and i don't remember arcade fire type hype until the unforgettable fire and then the tipping point was the joshua tree. in any case, arcade fire is clearly more popular earlier in their career than U2 were, even though arcade fire is clearly benefitting from better content delivery systems (read: the internet). hipsters with computers broke this band. now it's anybody's guess what happens from here.

    also, i just used the word "clearly" three times in one paragraph. ouch. clearly time for more coffee...

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    When Boy came out it was listened to all the time by us college radio types. There was definitely a buzz, but they weren't on the cover of Time or anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    When Boy came out it was listened to all the time by us college radio types. There was definitely a buzz, but they weren't on the cover of Time or anything.
    I think one thing you all are forgetting is the fact that popular culture doesn't have a mass audience like it did when U2, Springsteen, etc came out. There are so many different media outlets that it's close to impossible to break into a wide audience the way U2 did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yablonowitz View Post
    I think one thing you all are forgetting is the fact that popular culture doesn't have a mass audience like it did when U2, Springsteen, etc came out. There are so many different media outlets that it's close to impossible to break into a wide audience the way U2 did.
    True - the times they are a changing - in many ways, for the worse.
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    You're right, but the U2 records that followed say, October were amazing - the music matched said buzz through and through, when they rolled out the very likeable Joshua Tree, everything clicked, it didn't matter what album number it was. Artsits careers stat and stop at different points, some earlier (like many debut records) and some very far along in their careers, others even have a re-birth of buzz (Johnny Cash). I was pointing out that AF's time is now, in this era of short attention spans and record labels folding like houses of cards. The buzz is extremely tipped in their favor, I personally don't think the album is as good as the press that proceeds it. Thats all. Its still a good record.

    This doesn't mean that they won' shock us all next time out and make their "own", Joshua Tree or OK Computer.
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    Default Re: Pitchy gives Neon Bible a 10.0

    Compared to Pitchfork, Playlouder didn't have many nice thing s to say about Neon Bible.

    http://www.playlouder.com/review/+neon-bible/
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