Arcade Fire - Everything Now (2017 album)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LarsO, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Boswell

    Boswell Forum Resident

    Oh, then they're worse than I thought! Thks
     
    ToneLa likes this.
  2. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Location:
    America
    Maybe it's just me, but I'd rather see someone playing something as simple as the tambourine with enthusiasm than just standing there looking bored and tapping along. ;)
     
    The_Windmill and fourfeathers like this.
  3. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Arcade Fire have always been theatrical as **** on stage. I guess it's not for everyone, but as someone who sees hundreds of shows a year, I appreciate when performers put on a SHOW!
     
  4. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Location:
    America
    Agreed. Musicians have fun on stage is infectious and almost always gets a live crowd more into a show. Every time I have ever seen the Flaming Lips, it is like a party on stage, and the crowd always eats up every bit of it.
     
  5. As well as that "red-haired guy" (Richard Reed Parry) being their main guitar-wrangler (who has defined the band's signature sound as much as Win or Régine has), a tasteful double bass player and a recognized composer (seriously!) with a number of performed works under his belt. He can tap a mean tambourine for sure but he is imo inarguably the most talented musician in the band by far.

    Will makes me laugh though I certainly understand why he annoys some. I saw him a couple of years ago in a small club touring behind his solo album and he rose in my esteem a bit from that. Came in, set up his gear along with his bandmates on the usual postage stamp-sized stage and his guitar kept falling off the strap - he was a champ and plowed through the set, switching between guitar and keyboards with loads of infectious energy. Hearing him on his own gave me more appreciation for what he brings to the table in AF (even if he can often act as goofy as hell). Ditto seeing Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara opening for St.Vincent....

    It's not Arcade Fire without any one of them...though will admit Will might be the most expendable!
     
  6. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver
    For a few years I've been wondering if Win Butler has pulled a Coldplay(now 50/17/17/17) and demanded an unequal revenue split in his favor.
     
  7. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    I would be shocked if he hasn't. And I mean that in a positive way.
     
    ConnieGuitar likes this.
  8. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    Location:
    Vancouver
    So maybe Win/Rene get 50% and the other 4 core member including Will Butler get 12.5% each?

    Sarah was core member 2006-2013 but is now a non-core member.
     
  9. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Location:
    America
    That's the quickest way to tear a band apart. I get that not every band can be like Rush (who split everything evenly three ways no matter what), especially if a band is one where one or two people do most or all of the songwriting, but when you start worrying too much about grabbing a bigger slice of the cash pie, that rarely ends well.
     
  10. Veltri

    Veltri ♪♫♫♪♪♫♫♪

    Location:
    Canada
    Finally got my free cd's that came with the September concert tickets. Nice idea, but not very timely.
     
    GentleSenator likes this.
  11. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Location:
    America
    I DVR'd SNL last night to see the Arcade Fire performances.

    Oof.

    I love Creature Comfort, but that was a horrendous performance. They've been playing that at every show since last summer, yet it sounded like a band who was early in rehearsals for a tour.

    Put Your Money on Me sounded okay.
     
  12. Fletch

    Fletch Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    Both performances were underwhelming.
     
    George Co-Stanza likes this.
  13. Champagne Boot

    Champagne Boot All-Star Tribute to All-Star Tributes

    Location:
    Chicago
    Yet one must filter expectations through the fact that every act on SNL sounds awful. Not their best SNL performance (see: Sprawl II or Reflektor), but seemed fine to me.
     
    whisper3978 likes this.
  14. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maryland
    I picked up this cd a few weeks ago....LOVE IT! Can't remember a cd I played over and over again in a long time
     
    kronning and ConnieGuitar like this.
  15. irong

    irong Forum Resident

    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    Well, they've won the Album of The Year award at the Junos tonight, despite the backlash.
     
    JediJoker7169 likes this.
  16. Champagne Boot

    Champagne Boot All-Star Tribute to All-Star Tributes

    Location:
    Chicago
    In a category that, in 2018, included both Michael Buble and Shania Twain. Of course they won.
     
  17. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    Looking forward to seeing them again this eve always brilliant live....
    This is probably their weakest album and was a naff marketing campaign, but it's still a fun listen and has 2 or 3 songs that most bands would die for.
     
  18. The_Windmill

    The_Windmill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Italy
    Not so sure it's weaker than The Suburbs
     
  19. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    Because those bands' fans would kill them ?

    D.D.
     
  20. brownsound2112

    brownsound2112 Forum Resident

    Suburbs come second only to the debut for me.

    Looking forward to Glasgow this coming Monday. Was lucky enough to see them last year at the TINY S****horpe Bath Hall and it was an utterly brilliant show...
     
    ConnieGuitar likes this.
  21. Champagne Boot

    Champagne Boot All-Star Tribute to All-Star Tributes

    Location:
    Chicago
    Only won 'em the Grammy, but, sure, it's weak.
     
  22. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    The 2nd side of Reflektor is excellent too. Suburbs is good, but find it a bit of a slog....
     
    lordfalconer likes this.
  23. rancher

    rancher Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Going through the recent comments here and the SNL performance ... I am (getting more now to "was") a relatively big Arcade Fire fan. I just do not enjoy this latest album, though admittedly I have only played it about 3 times. At some point I'll listen again, but I also did not enjoy the SNL performance in March either. There has been a very conscious move to club/dance oriented songwriting in my view. That started on Reflektor, though I liked that release pretty well and agree with Greg Smith above that side 2 is very good. I gravitate to Funeral and The Suburbs mostly for my AF fixes, but I really enjoyed the Reflektor live show a few years back, went with my late-teens son and was a great experience for both of us. Not sure if I would spend the $ if they came through town again right now
     
    lordfalconer and forthlin like this.
  24. DorothyV

    DorothyV Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Is there a big or small difference in the sound quality between the cd and vinyl releases? I already have the cd, but I noticed that my local record shop has a bunch of new copies of the vinyl marked down to $16.
     
  25. Onrd

    Onrd I am not a number

    The vinyl sounds better than the CD. The price is great. I spent twice that!
     
    kronning and DorothyV like this.

Share This Page