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"should be in stores in next couple weeks"
Touted to be called "Suburbs/Month of May"
Can't wait to hear it
On second listen, I enjoyed the eeriness of the last minute or so, though I'm still not overly enamoured with everything leading up to that. Suburbs is really quite good. Obviously they're not the best quality mp3s so it's hard to get a full impression, but the mix of both tracks sound quite 'in your face'.
sounds kinda like okkervil river to me :s
Very different to what I was expecting, but still familiar in a way. It's also pretty fucking awesome.
Don't understand the hate Month of May is getting here, especially the Status Quo comparison. It's not quite as good as suburbs but it's still very good.
Ah, it's great to have them back. :D
Waiting on "WHAM! BAM! THANK YOU MAM!" to come at the end
is my favourite
but with a male vocal, obviously
I'm going to stick my neck out as someone who adored them from first album and just about to the second. It's as Indie Landfill as you could imagine. Can we please get a sense of perspective. Let's say ... oh ... Talking Heads. From '77 to Fear Of Music, what a development across first album to third. This has none of that. I'm sure there will be rave reviews galore but for now I am not having it.
and to the side of this there's the list of other threads active right now. Leyland Kirby and Johann Johannson seem to be being talked about too, with no 'new tracks' ludicrous hype. Quite good they are too.
Arcade Fire the next one album band? (neon bible was a bit average) these 2 tracks just leave me thinking landfill (I have listened to both 3 times) maybe better quality versions will reveal more subtle qualities, at least I'm hoping
argument about "better quality versions". Power Out and Rebellion (Lies) were astounding songs. There were some good things on Neon Bible. They were, at their outset, a breath of fresh air as a live band. I admit I got swept away by them. Some awesome performances. But there's no development. In fact, it's regressive. (Oh I know we will hear all about them discovering 'rock', 'The Stooges', Echo + The Bunnymen - blah.) Poor sods. They are stuck with becoming stadium headliners, going to wow Reading's main stage etc. But please, it's hardly OK Computer is it?
but if this is the cream of the new album's crop...erm, notsa much. The Bowie reference above struck me as well. Both songs. May sounded like AF doing Bowie doing glittery VU rave up; Suburbs like AF doing Bowie doing Amsterdamn tune. You know, it's okay. Certainly a far cry from Funeral.
they never said this was the 'best of the new album'. they're obviously just a couple of buzz tracks to get people talking again. it's only out on limited vinyl and that's it.
The album is called The Suburbs. Tracklisting hasn't been announced yet but its safe to assume they will both be on the album.
I read that Month of May is on the album, too.
And I suspect a lot of it is just fucking posturing of the most nauseating kind. You would all be bitching just as hard if they made a second album which sounded exactly the same as Funeral. In what way was Neon Bible anything less than an excellent album? As for the new songs, Suburbs sounds good but I'm still unsure of Month of May.
It's boring and self important.
Funeral was exciting, and self important.
the only brilliant track on it 'No Cars Go' was done better before.
^ discussed before somewhere
funeral was a classic exploding with passion everything since has just been average songs that plod along without any of their former charm
August 2nd. Will be called "The Suburbs", album art etc on arcadefire.com.
Turns out Month of May is on the album too which I'd say is quite worrying...but I still have high hopes cause the title track is great.
im surprised folk seem to be preferring the suburbs too, sounds like a b-side from the thrills to me...
but I don't hate them. Suburbs is the better, but it suffers some really clunkly lyrics. Month of May is just too long - if it was like 2 minute or something it'd work as a nice shot of energy, but the ending is just out of place.
I must say I feel its a little premature to write them entirely off as some here seem to be doing....
Suburbs - yeah, ok.
Month of May - like it, think this will be great in good quality - can't see what people's problem is.
Fair enough isn't it? Neither track is a patch on anything from Funeral and could probably fit nicely on the average Neon Bible. They're both quite pedestrian tracks. I'm giving them another go, but I really hope these are the weakest tracks on the album.
with one stellar song
sounds like MGMT
suburbs is perfectly decent but pretty boring.
neither is very exciting and wouldn't stop me in my tracks if i heard them on the wireless.
but then, i slated 'good intentions paving company' after one listen, so what the fuck do i know.
all you can do is wait to see what the album is like, i guess.
it does sound like Status Quo with a bit of Silver Machine by Hawkwind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5bO05C6N_s The other one is just boring. I think indie should be switched off for a while to think about what its done.
neither come close to anything they've done in the past
so you lot are all boring fucking dullards.
Suck on big Bunk's big fella.
is better than both of these AF songs put together. Not getting my hopes up for The Suburbs at all.
but still can't help but agree it feels like a regression. We'll see how it goes, I guess.