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bluematrix
(confluence of mississippi and missouri rivers)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 13:23
 

Not a huge fan, but our fearless music director must really like them... 27 of their songs in rotation, 2 of them played in the last 7 hours today. 
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 13:16
 

Abba? Bee Gees? Simple Minds? Yvonne Elliman?  Heck, I'm hearing Eddie Money!
newbolddrive
(Gibsons, BC)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 13:13
 

Time to bounce on my office ball chair
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 10:49
 

 Wilfrue wrote:
Given the general state of quality in popular modern music, this still stands up above most of what you would hear on mainstream radio. I personally think it has a more Brian Eno/David Byrne vibe than an ABBA/BeeGees vibe. 
Also, lyrically, their stuff is much more interesting than most modern popular music. I admit, they are a bit repetitive and self-referencing, but I would say many popular combos over the years have made successful careers walking the same path. I'm looking at you, Pink Floyd. 

 
Everything (now) this guy said!
darcand
(North of the 45th)
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 10:48
 

where's that psd button ?
darcand
(North of the 45th)
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 10:47
 

I'm a Montrealer : What a boring band.
Baby_M
(a 100+-year old building in downtown Akron, Ohio)
Posted: Jan 03, 2018 6:56
 

 ErasmoLopes wrote:
It's like a mix of Dancing Queen and Send Me On My Way

 
Not a bad description, though I'd call it an INXS pastiche.
belba
(Ruhr area, Germany)
Posted: Dec 18, 2017 6:36
 

It sounds like German "Schlagermusik", absolutely not my taste - a 1 or this song.
ErasmoLopes
Posted: Nov 29, 2017 5:51
 

It's like a mix of Dancing Queen and Send Me On My Way
h8rhater
Posted: Nov 29, 2017 5:18
 

 geodesmo wrote:
This is a really talented band, but this sounds like somebody said to them "you need to record a soft pop radio hit song" .....   There is a tone of great Arcade Fire material going un-heard on RP.  Their wide-ranging talent was showcased in an absolutely epic performance with Mavis Staples on her 75th birthday video - if you get a chance to see / hear it the Arcade Fire duo Butler and Cassagne are really on "fire" with this genre busting tribute. 

Mavis Staples, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne – "Slippery People"
Mavis Staples' 75th Birthday Celebration
The whole program was awesome.



 
Disagree.  This album and track are in sync with what the band has done in the past.  Particularly their last album, which makes sense as it is the successor to Reflektor.  It's not their best album, nor is it their worst.  It is just them doing their thing.  It's usually not a good thing to compare a band's current release to one's favorites.  New albums need time to sink in.

I quite liked their turn with Mick Jagger on SNL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHCvWgq5O3g
geodesmo
Posted: Nov 18, 2017 14:30
 

This is a really talented band, but this sounds like somebody said to them "you need to record a soft pop radio hit song" .....   There is a tone of great Arcade Fire material going un-heard on RP.  Their wide-ranging talent was showcased in an absolutely epic performance with Mavis Staples on her 75th birthday video - if you get a chance to see / hear it the Arcade Fire duo Butler and Cassagne are really on "fire" with this genre busting tribute. 

Mavis Staples, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne – "Slippery People"
Mavis Staples' 75th Birthday Celebration
The whole program was awesome.


maboleth
Posted: Nov 08, 2017 3:29
 

 adpucci wrote:
I honestly thought Arcade Fire couldn't get any worse than dull and pretentious.
That was before this song: bad Ultravox cover act 😝

 
+1 Pretentious hipster stuff, nothing to hear here. Awful.
GuiltyFeat
(Ra'anana)
Posted: Oct 30, 2017 0:48
 

This came up and I recognized the intro and thought it must be some kind of recognized oldie, but turns out it's just been on heavy rotation on BBC Radio 6 along with the new Morrissey single. I don't mind it at all.
adpucci
Posted: Oct 24, 2017 1:21
 

I honestly thought Arcade Fire couldn't get any worse than dull and pretentious.
That was before this song: bad Ultravox cover act 😝
Punkysoup
Posted: Oct 08, 2017 18:08
 

I've loved Arcade Fire in the past, but this album is pretty unoriginal and kind of tragic... Unfortunately, I think they've run out of steam.
papersitter
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 12:36
 

Haters gonna hate, but I dig it. 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 12:33
 

 Rockit999 wrote:
Barry Gibb called & he wants his song back!

 
Which song is that, exactly?
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 12:32
 

Aaarrrrahhgghhhhhhhowwwwwwwwwaaaagghhhhh! 
ico
Posted: Sep 11, 2017 3:42
 

 quigui wrote:


 
Åke Blomqvist... a famous Finnish dance teacher :) Dancing <s>Queen</s> King :)
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Sep 08, 2017 5:06
 

Given the general state of quality in popular modern music, this still stands up above most of what you would hear on mainstream radio. I personally think it has a more Brian Eno/David Byrne vibe than an ABBA/BeeGees vibe. 
Also, lyrically, their stuff is much more interesting than most modern popular music. I admit, they are a bit repetitive and self-referencing, but I would say many popular combos over the years have made successful careers walking the same path. I'm looking at you, Pink Floyd. 
pankman
(Old Europe)
Posted: Sep 04, 2017 23:28
 

La la la la la la ... I remain absolutely convinced that this kind of music causes stupidity.
deepwoodskev
(Somewhere West of Chicago)
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 11:35
 

Poi Dog Pondering?
JrzyTmata
Posted: Aug 08, 2017 13:04
 

 cmcisaac wrote:
For some reason, every time I hear this song, I suddenly have the disco song "If I can't Have You I don't Want Nobody Baby" in my head. Not that this is a bad thing...in fact I like the Disco song better.

 
I thought the same. but not the Bee Gee's version.
Yvonne Elliman's.
damn, can't post a video.
LaurieinTucson
(Tucson,AZ)
Posted: Aug 08, 2017 13:03
 

 Brestois wrote:
Ah well, if they managed to make a song that sounds like the Bee Gees, Abba, Hothouse Flowers and Simple Minds, can't be that bad, right ?!

 
but they didn't do it very well
I really don't get the appeal of their music
idiot_wind
Posted: Aug 08, 2017 13:01
 

Oh my god...It's the Rolling Stones! 

Hey...the PSD does not work!

I may have to jump pout the window!
peter_james_bond
(West Of The Burg)
Posted: Aug 08, 2017 8:57
 

This is basically a disco record, every track has a danceable groove. The last album hinted at this shift. Perhaps they've upped the funk factor to mask the fact that the material here is not up to their previous high standards. Not a bad record - some decent songs - but far from their best work. Still, it's got a beat and you can dance to it. {#Dancingbanana}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Aug 05, 2017 8:08
 

kooky flute tooting and pop-a-licious bee-geez dance beat, all likable in an odd way

the album cover photo is really neat! looks like installation art of a mounted photo of the mountain range, cut along the top edge to allow the sweet sunset show, then there's the neon with old style playground speakers, maybe they periodically broadcast readings from Ed Abbey's "Desert Solitaire" about the awesome, timeless power of lonely, raw nature, and humanity runs on a chintzy schedule of rusty debris
david927
Posted: Aug 04, 2017 14:34
 

2010, Butler: "Music is dying.  We're trying to fight against that."

2017, someone in the production booth: "Needs more ABBA"
Mackmoney3000
(New Jersey)
Posted: Aug 04, 2017 7:14
 

Are people mad about this for some reason? It's fine.
quigui
Posted: Aug 04, 2017 7:14
 


Cueburned
(Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Posted: Aug 04, 2017 7:08
 

KC and the Sunshine Band got Abba drunk. One thing lead to another Arcade Fire.
Brestois
(Aix en Provence, France)
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 2:39
 

Ah well, if they managed to make a song that sounds like the Bee Gees, Abba, Hothouse Flowers and Simple Minds, can't be that bad, right ?!
Orphan
(Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 10:51
 

I like it. A bit derivative, to be sure, but so what?
moocray
(Flagstaff, AZ (Via Bergen County, NJ))
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 10:50
 

Agree with everything below. But why does this grab me? Should I feel cheap?
nicknt
(Milan Italy)
Posted: Jul 23, 2017 2:43
 

Bee Gees should ask for copyright.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jul 19, 2017 11:23
 

Bland vanilla with a drum thumping spoon. 
Gubs
(colorado rockies)
Posted: Jul 19, 2017 11:20
 

yes the intro to this song has Dancing Queen written all over it
2020sk
Posted: Jul 19, 2017 11:19
 

 helloitsme wrote:
Hothouse Flowers anyone?

Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . .

More like Hot Chocolate... and there's nothing wrong with that either, imho!
 


islander
(Seattle)
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 19:23
 

I hear Alive and Kicking from Simple Minds. Better than most arcade fire, but still meh.
VV
Posted: Jul 05, 2017 15:08
 

I agree with the others... this seems very ABBA-like to me. Not one of their better efforts.
Rockit999
(Ottawa)
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 12:20
 

Barry Gibb called & he wants his song back!
apd
(Toronto, On)
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 12:15
 

try singing Dancing Queen to this. Works quite nicely, actually. 
helloitsme
(From the banks of the Navesink)
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 8:39
 

Hothouse Flowers anyone?

Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . .
cmcisaac
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 8:35
 

For some reason, every time I hear this song, I suddenly have the disco song "If I can't Have You I don't Want Nobody Baby" in my head. Not that this is a bad thing...in fact I like the Disco song better.
Ihatethissong
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 8:32
 

Not my kind of music, but at least the lyrics aren't vapid drivel.
maboleth
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 8:32
 

Hipster stuff. Move along. :D
pfwashburn9485
Posted: Jun 24, 2017 7:09
 

First listen ...7 
Love Arcade Fire .... :o)~    Connecticut .

7/26/17 .... increase to.... 8  I like it for sure
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jun 24, 2017 7:07
 

Bee-Gee opening with Andean flute tooting, go figure
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 12:44
 

 black321 wrote:
The kids from band camp are back.

 
Now THAT is funny!
black321
(A sunset in the desert)
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 12:43
 

The kids from band camp are back.