Post by Horned Gramma on Nov 11, 2013 14:29:36 GMT -8
The reasons that I generally hate Arcade Fire are the reasons that I enjoy Reflektor so much -- those being, they have toned down most of their less forgivable affectations in favor of a new set of far more interesting affectations.
I don't have time to really get into it right now, but trust me -- I will, soon. If there's one thing I love about this board, it is using it to talk about Arcade Fire.
Post by Geoffrey Jellineck on Nov 11, 2013 16:51:23 GMT -8
Atta Gramma! I dig the Haitian/Kanaval influence and the loop-da-loops on the new album. So far it doesn't touch me the way Funeral or even Neon Bible did (granted I was 18-20 y/o and I never really listen to either anymore but I was way into 'em back in the day). Reflektor grows on me more every time I hear it, especially the second half. It is without a doubt boatloads better than the steaming shit pile that was The Suburbs.
It really is ALL about the live show. I hope it will be as raw, large and thrilling as it was back in 2005 & 2007. Remember when dude was throwing his gigantic cymbal up into the air as high as he could & letting it crash onto the stage (or onto him) over and over until he collapsed and had to be helped off the stage? Their SNL performance has me a bit nervous/skeptical but most everybody has a rough go of it on SNL.