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    Default I think I've figured out The Arcade Fire

    They are the Bruce Springsteen of indie. But more paranoid and ironic.


    It's grand expansive rock music that is made for large venues but can still blow your mind in small clubs. They would play for 3 hours if they could, just like Bruce.

    The Arcade Fire are the closest we are going to get as a generation to having our own Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

    It is all clear now.

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    sigh.

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    Arcade Fire is the greatest musical band living today.

    SOURCE: NPR

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    Andrew you only think this because their new record sounds like Bruce songs.
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    Are you serious with this? Funeral was a pretty good album but Black Mirror is just pompous overreaching bullshit. I simply will not put up with a pipe organ based overwrought bombast track. Also, Bruce Springsteen is boring.

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    Also, Bruce Springsteen is born to run.
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    The arcade fire reminds me of Jeff Goldblum.

    I hate Jeff Goldblum.








    Sorry. im out.

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    jeff goldblum is watching y....ahhh fuck it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Also, Bruce Springsteen is boring.
    Whoa...

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    Neon Bible isn't too impressive. Definatly not as impressive as Funeral, or the new Explosions in the Sky. I don't know if I would say that The Arcade Fire are the new Bruce Springsteen... Actually I wouldn't say that.

    I think The Arcade Fire is the new Radiohead, though. I mean, not everybody knows Arcade Fire, but everybody knows Bruce. Not everybody knows Radiohead, but they have a big cult following. Two albums from now, The Arcade Fire will be headlining festivals, and we'll be begging them to come back the year after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    Andrew you only think this because their new record sounds like Bruce songs.
    Yeah I know.

    Are you serious with this? Funeral was a pretty good album but Black Mirror is just pompous overreaching bullshit. I simply will not put up with a pipe organ based overwrought bombast track. Also, Bruce Springsteen is boring.
    I don't know what you are questioning. I think Neon Bible (you meant Neon Bible right?) is overreaching bullshit. But it is clear to me now why people love this band. They love it because it's like the indie Bruce in the grand rock n' roll sense.


    But I don't love it. I'll listen to Bruce.


    And Pot, Agoraphobic Nosebleed is boring.

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    Snaps? Yeah I guess they might be actually, a full album is too much. They were more impressive on the Electro Grind Core Compilation. Dataclast are more interesting on a long player. Also I was serious about Entrance, thanks.

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    I'll check out Dataclast.


    And you're welcome about Entrance. His other records are good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballarl View Post
    They are the Bruce Springsteen of indie. But more paranoid and ironic.


    It's grand expansive rock music that is made for large venues but can still blow your mind in small clubs. They would play for 3 hours if they could, just like Bruce.

    The Arcade Fire are the closest we are going to get as a generation to having our own Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

    It is all clear now.
    I agree with the first two paragraphs and don't think I'm qualified to comment on the third, since I'm stuck firmly between the two. (Springsteen is 13 years older than me and Butler is 18 years younger). I have had my own love/hate/love relationship with Springsteen's music. I loved it when I was young and it was new, then I grew to hate it for its overwrought singing and pretentious concepts, not to mention my own youthful excesses, then I got to love it (well, some of it) again. This cycle has repeated itself three or four times over the years. I'm currently in a 'love' cycle, as you can tell by my recent posts, but that may change again.

    I do think 'Neon Bible' is a leap forward from 'Funeral'. I have not been shy to say on here that while I like 'Funeral' I found a good part of it annoying. Neon Bible is more consistent and has better songs. And bombast can be a very satisfying thing, in the right hands.
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    I might be bored of Neon Bible - a wee bit.

    Maybe I've bought too many other cd's lately, but LCD is getting a lot more air time.
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    For the record, this thread is by no means me saying that I love The Arcade Fire. I think they are good still, but just good. I am simply saying that I think I understand now why people love them. That is all.

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    The Arcade Fire are very edgy to me and think outside the box. Bruce Springsteen is mainstream arena rock. Maybe what they both have in common is a horn section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efrain44 View Post
    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kroqken View Post
    The Arcade Fire are very edgy to me and think outside the box. Bruce Springsteen is mainstream arena rock. Maybe what they both have in common is a horn section.
    I have to disagree and say Bruce is infinitely more edgy.Just listen to Darkness On The Edge Of Town or The Ghost Of Tom Joad,for that matter.He's older now,but I don't think I would classify him as "Arena Rock" in the vein of say,Bon Jovi or John Mellencamp.
    Arcade Fire are very,very good and Neon Bible is growing on me the way I knew it would,the way Funeral did.
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    Bruce Springsteen sounds to mainstream to me, even if his politics is fairly progressive.

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    yes but Ken, you're an intellectual.
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    Anyone know who the guy in the Cardinals jersey is? I've seen him in pictures on the board and I thought I saw him this year.

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    I don't get why you bump these posts, Ken.
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