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I mean, COME ON - I'm a MASSIVE Tears For Fears fan. But, please tell me I'm not alone.
But she has special needs, or something
Way overhyped IMO.
fuck for that. I thought I was alone. "Power Out" = "Tears Roll Down". But with no actual hooks. Or anything happening of any interest. For about 6 minutes. Must we stand for this total total boredom?
The songs seem to plod on endlessly. Not much happens. The guy's voice is annoyingly high...
...exactly WHY are they held in such high regard?!
i was listening to it today for the first time in a while and i still like it, it just sounds so good. i cant describe it.
its still nowhere near my favourite albums, its just pleasant to listen to, not quite awe inspiring
i was listening to it in bed a few weeks after i had seen them at reading and i started crying a little bit cos i hadnt known them aswell at reading and had therefore not got the ULTIMATE appreciation of the songs (though it was still euphoric)....i ws a little bit stoned at the time of the tears...
because i was ill and had to keep running to the toilet.
but i knew that anyway :D
hate bands that sing in a foreign accent. mewithoutYou are an acception I suppose.
But Arcade Fire are definately overrated in any case, even without the goddamn French bits.
I'm not a xenophobe, I just much prefer being able to understand what I listen to without a translator.
and the french bits are because they're, erm, french-canadian.
accent wasn't the right word. I meant language. Sorry, I'm in an English lesson, trying to be literate is making my head hurt.
It's a beautiful album. None of the songs feel overlong when you're swept up in this magical-realist emotional landscape. It's so fucking VIVID.
You're not alone. It's not bad as such, it's just that nothing ever happens. Every song starts promisingly, then proceeds to go precisely nowhere. They clearly think you can impress indie dullards with one nice chord change repeated for six minutes. And they're right, sadly.
i can't really be bothered going into why.
i think it was something like : you can break any band down to stuff like this and make them sound rubbish or something.
Thats an argument I might level at Broken Social Scene, but I would say the exact opposite of Arcade Fire. You're mad.
it's canny boring. Nothing exciting happens over the course of the entire thing.
so so right :!
makes me melt.
bits of the album that is. my dad doesnt actually make me melt.
emotionally intense, beautiful albums ever written.
And they reduced me to tears during their first song both times I've seen them live.
who don't 'get' arcade fire.
they have made my life better. they are beautiful.
But I'm kinda bored of it. I guess I'll get back into it sometime soon, maybe. But honest to god, I prefer Broken Social Scene, which is ironic as I only heard BSS due to Arcade Fire. I still love in the backseat and wake up, and I would utterly love to see them live.
brilliantly arranged, simple, tocuhing songs, hard to say why it's so great, but it is.
My girlfriend is a huge fan but I just can't get into it. I have tried honest.
By Mrs rspce. About 150 listens later I almost don't mind it. I'm not sure how 7 minutes of wailing makes for an 'emotionally intense' album though.
File under: S'ok I suppose. If you're in the mood, like. Maybe.
It's you that sounds like a knob. But then sneering teenagers always tend to leave me cold.
Then I found it boring
Then I saw them on a jools holland repeat
then I liked it again.
"goes nowhere" stupid stupid comments
Maybe ever so slightly overrated. But it's still a great album. If you know what I mean.
and you have cancer.
for a comment that would perhaps marginally approach what i was thinking.
then you came along and BLEW ME AWAY.
seymour, you're wrong. it's really that simple.
it just doesnt sound as epic as it thinks it is
Thing is, I really really really wanted to like it. But every time I've listened to it I've ended up forwarding to the next track 3 minutes in. And I'm a big fan of Neu!, so it's not like I have a problem with music that does the same thing over and over again.