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wgsu_1978
Posted: Jul 06, 2015 - 12:28
 

 fredriley wrote:

?? I think you're way off the mark. Arcade Fire are nothing at all like Roxy Music, and they exist at a far higher intellectual level than that Yuprock confection. AF have a distinctive sound, sharp and incisive (and divisive, on RP) lyrics on major social issues, and with rare exceptions like this number don't produce disco or even danceable music.

RM are bubble-gum for dance floors, AF are food for thought.

 
Oh please. In addition to being crypto-ageist your description of Roxy Music as "bubblegum" is simply wrong.
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: May 09, 2015 - 09:19
 

Yes....you do.  **sigh**{#Doh}

h8rhater
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 - 11:12
 

 
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 - 11:53
 < Reply >

 idiot_wind wrote:
Comparisons to Roxy Music, Bowie, Peter G?

No way. Those bands understand hooks...soul...giving listeners some provocative reason to listen.

This band is muted, boring, souless, and it won't stop! Sound like it was created by a computer algorithm. 

  Hogtownmike wrote:

RP voters seem to disagree with your view, as do I.

 
Always keep in mind from where this wind doth blow.

SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Mar 24, 2015 - 11:11
 

This really is an outstanding piece of music. Hurrah for pop!

Hogtownmike
(Toronto)
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 - 11:53
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Comparisons to Roxy Music, Bowie, Peter G?

No way. Those bands understand hooks...soul...giving listeners some provocative reason to listen.

This band is muted, boring, souless, and it won't stop! Sound like it was created by a computer algorithm. 

 
RP voters seem to disagree with your view, as do I.

idiot_wind
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 - 11:52
 

Comparisons to Roxy Music, Bowie, Peter G?

No way. Those bands understand hooks...soul...giving listeners some provocative reason to listen.

This band is muted, boring, souless, and it won't stop! Sound like it was created by a computer algorithm. 

lholly
Posted: Dec 17, 2014 - 03:20
 

Oops, sorry... I think my comment should have been more to Fredrilly!
Bubble gum and Roxy Music?... you're definitely missing out.  That's like saying Bowie is a just a lightweight Top 40 popster hit maker ;-) 
lholly
Posted: Dec 17, 2014 - 03:15
 

@carmikin - I'm not agreeing or disagreeing about any comparisons, but it sounds like it's possible you're not as familiar with all of Roxy Music's material or ground breaking history.
... Now THAT is something I'd agree with in a comparison with AF... but both being in a positive and ground breaking way. The show, the feel, and the songs, all melded rogether, it all moves all history with both bands, setting new standards and showing what can truly be achieved outside of the mainstream. 
... Do yourself a favor and don't miss out or discount early Roxy Music's influence on the current indie scene. Like Bowie, Eno, early genesis Peter Gabriel... Roxy Music helped put real presence  and creativity on that stage every show.
That's all. Enjoy :-) 
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Dec 05, 2014 - 08:08
 

 camarkim wrote:
ABC tried to be like Roxy Music, and that didn't work out so well.  These guys are trying it again and it sounds like some bar band trying to do a Roxy cover.  They need to practice in front of the mirror some more I think.
 

 
?? I think you're way off the mark. Arcade Fire are nothing at all like Roxy Music, and they exist at a far higher intellectual level than that Yuprock confection. AF have a distinctive sound, sharp and incisive (and divisive, on RP) lyrics on major social issues, and with rare exceptions like this number don't produce disco or even danceable music.

RM are bubble-gum for dance floors, AF are food for thought.

camarkim
(blogspot.com)
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 - 17:31
 

ABC tried to be like Roxy Music, and that didn't work out so well.  These guys are trying it again and it sounds like some bar band trying to do a Roxy cover.  They need to practice in front of the mirror some more I think.
 

camarkim
(blogspot.com)
Posted: Nov 25, 2014 - 17:31
 

ABC tried to be like Roxy Music, and that didn't work out so well.  These guys are trying it again and it sounds like some bar band trying to do a Roxy cover.  They need to practice in front of the mirror some more I think.
 

rdo
(DC)
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 - 21:24
 

This is NOT the song you want to hear when you are experiencing an existential crisis...
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 - 14:52
 

A  lot of negative comments. For me , this song is ok, not so bad than  other songs played here (soul, the reverend aso...) but thats my taste...

idiot_wind
Posted: Oct 27, 2014 - 14:46
 

Never have so many people, make such muted, boring, souless, drivel...they call music.

Oh well...it's RnR in 2014! 

Hippostar
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Oct 01, 2014 - 11:09
 

"Down on their knees, begging us please"

What are they, Richard Marx now?



squidish
(Underwater in Texas)
Posted: Oct 01, 2014 - 11:06
 

Ruckity Rooo

tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 10:45
 

In the words of SNL's Leonard Pinth-Garnell, "slendidly bad"...

ottovonb
(San Francisco)
Posted: Jul 31, 2014 - 00:16
 

 Ikingart wrote:
For a few seconds, it/they sounded like The Clash or Joe Strummer. Then it was….them.  Help!!!!!  Poor Soporific Drumming. 


 

 
I pity that drum kit, it must be dying of boredom.

Mike_Sneade
(Nr Oxford UK)
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 - 16:52
 

I think you summed it up perfectly there.

 apd wrote:  

This song is microcosm for the album - really good, but doesn't know how to end. (Honestly, it should have ended about 2 minutes before it does.) And the whole album is similar - it has an almost lazy sense of focus, that at times feels arrogant.

 




Darlington
(Columbia, South Carolina)
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 - 16:43
 

Saw these guys earlier in the summer at Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta. INCREDIBLE show. They really bring it and then some from a live standpoint.

apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: Jun 09, 2014 - 20:16
 

This song is microcosm for the album - really good, but doesn't know how to end. (Honestly, it should have ended about 2 minutes before it does.) And the whole album is similar - it has an almost lazy sense of focus, that at times feels arrogant.

gillespp
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Jun 06, 2014 - 16:25
 

This song, I really like. I am tired of a lot of their stuff, but this song has it.

mrselfdestruct
(Alberta)
Posted: Jun 06, 2014 - 16:24
 

I've really become sick of these guys.

morning
Posted: May 29, 2014 - 08:37
 

{#Sunny}Energy. Catch one of there Coachella concerts on Youtube,2011 works for me.Enjoy
 
AndyJ
(Oregon)
Posted: May 13, 2014 - 13:14
 

 

Seems whenever I hear something nice and uncover the playlist behind what I'm working on the band is "Artic Monkeys"... Guess they will be going places and soon be -too- popular for the RP cognoscenti... Still, good tunes iz good tunes...

Keep up the good work...RP...



TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Apr 01, 2014 - 21:02
 

First notes are 'Black is Black' (Los Bravos mid-60's) then it shifts up a gear.

Thoromyr
Posted: Apr 01, 2014 - 21:00
 

never heard of them, but I like the sound. Very Nice.

subgyro
(Cowgary, AB)
Posted: Mar 27, 2014 - 12:35
 

 yclept wrote:

I'll take a wild guess that you didn't/don't like Talking Heads, David Bowie, or REM, either.  I wasn't particularly impressed with AF before this album….but just happened to listen/watch the youtube teaser- done as a soundtrack to Black Orpheus - and was riveted .

I can see why Bowie is a fan. Reflektor is a throwback to the 70s…when LP's had a story to tell and we listened to them as a whole with good headphones.

 
I have it on vinyl, and it smacks of the 80s to me...

...In a good (Talking Heads/David Bowie/REM) way!

dsd
(PDX)
Posted: Mar 13, 2014 - 09:17
 

The dichotomy of opinion on this band is so intense.  very interesting.  

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Mar 11, 2014 - 15:54
 

For a few seconds, it/they sounded like The Clash or Joe Strummer. Then it was….them.  Help!!!!!  Poor Soporific Drumming. 


 

maxjboxer
(Minneapolis, MN)
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 - 12:08
 

Extremely talented musicians.
Check out any YouTube video from this live concert-Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - 2005/08/25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwHdrY_pbJI&feature=related#aid=P9AG4WsIYqg
You will be hooked

pallasathene82
(NY, NY!)
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 - 12:01
 

I liked Arcade Fire on RP before they were popular. </hipster>
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 03, 2014 - 09:52
 

I don't know if I exist!  {#Eyes}

brendanvs
Posted: Mar 03, 2014 - 09:50
 

 ottovonb wrote:
I dearly love and appreciate Radio Paradise but I'm on the verge of organizing an intervention to talk Bill out of his Arcade Fire addiction. AF is relentlessly dull but at least they're consistent.

 
I completely disagree. I could listen to this song over and over!! Go Bill!!

ottovonb
(San Francisco)
Posted: Feb 18, 2014 - 16:37
 

I dearly love and appreciate Radio Paradise but I'm on the verge of organizing an intervention to talk Bill out of his Arcade Fire addiction. AF is relentlessly dull but at least they're consistent.

whomhow
(changeable)
Posted: Feb 16, 2014 - 10:39
 

It's still very weak tune. 4.

rwhardy
Posted: Feb 09, 2014 - 14:52
 

Ugh. 

rdo
(DC)
Posted: Feb 07, 2014 - 21:16
 

It seems like it is becoming SOP for acts now to have both a female AND a male vocal lead...
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: Feb 04, 2014 - 15:17
 

 idiot_wind wrote:

There is something going on.

This band is way too mediocre and muted and boring to get so much airplay on RP.

Hmmmm.

 



 
Try cranking up the volume, or listening with a good set up headphones.  It might change your mind.  There's a lot of subtlety in there.



idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 04, 2014 - 15:13
 

Ahhhh! No more of this band!

It's the most bland, muted, boring excuse for rock music I've ever heard.

And to add insult to injury, there are like 10 people in this band.

Compare this any four person band from the 1970s!

 

 



scout64
Posted: Feb 01, 2014 - 15:23
 

 Lonestar wrote:
Really don't get the level of hatred for this band. They are a highly original element in the North American music scene. Give em a chance. 

 
It might be the not so highly original sound they are copying, OMD anyone? I still like it. highest form of flatery.

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 01, 2014 - 15:22
 

They get massive props just for taking the risk of making this album. You had to wonder if they some classic chops in them. Turns out they do...in spades.

ShamanManu
(somewhere in between)
Posted: Feb 01, 2014 - 15:21
 

this one snuck up on me! 7<8!

Lonestar
(Probably Above You)
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 12:26
 

Really don't get the level of hatred for this band. They are a highly original element in the North American music scene. Give em a chance. 

Peter_Bradshaw
(Salisbury, Wiltshire UK)
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 12:22
 

{#Frustrated}

lasker98
(Canada)
Posted: Jan 30, 2014 - 14:35
 

I'm not a big fan of Arcade Fire, but I really like this.

bartverheijen
(In a bar nearby)
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 - 06:56
 

 kz1300a1 wrote:
I'll have to throw in that the band feels fabricated. So many other artists out there that deserve the hype and attention. But I guess talent alone does not get it...
 
I couldn't disagree more...
I know the band for a long time, but I never took the time to listen to them closely. And more recently I do notice their rich sound and quality. I guess this is one of those bands that have to grow on you.

It is definitely growing on me.

RandomousJam
(RandomousJam.com)
Posted: Jan 15, 2014 - 13:39
 

One thing I notice about Arcade Fire is that they do have a particularly rich sound when the whole gang is playing. Almost like a small rock orchestra.

Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 15, 2014 - 13:38
 

 kz1300a1 wrote:
I'll have to throw in that the band feels fabricated. So many other artists out there that deserve the hype and attention. But I guess talent alone does not get it...
 
The "hype and attention" this band may or may not have received is beyond the control of the band.  Also, like them or not, they are not "fabricated"; they have always been signed to the same, small, independent record label, not some huge, star-making conglomerate.

kz1300a1
Posted: Jan 08, 2014 - 18:21
 

I'll have to throw in that the band feels fabricated. So many other artists out there that deserve the hype and attention. But I guess talent alone does not get it...