were at least 1000x better than Arcade Fire.
they're not even operating in the same realm. Q and not U are straight up one of the best.
Everybody loves QI because it's so versatile and can score big, but personally I like the one's that end in Q - TRANQ, TALAQ and UMIAQ. Good for getting the DW-TL combo, or if your opponent's plonked their Q on the DL in the end rows/columns you can get across and pick up a TW. Bam! 42/48 points thank you very much.
I cannot think of a single person who would describe Win Butler's response as "hilarious". "Droll", "witty" or even "mildly amusing" all seem like a stretch, never mind hilarity.
The first sentence of the article? The writer has a hard on for arcade fire so he's kind of like that guy in school who found the painfully unfunny girl hilarious because he had a crush on her.
he has now said "i'm a fucking rock star". once those words pass your lips then you're just an idiot forever
"I'm a fucking rock star" is possibly the worst thing that anyone could every say
"I'm a fucking rock star" - Adolf Hitler
"I'm fucking a baseball star" - Marilyn Monroe
"I'm fucking a porn, I mean Braun, star" - Adolf Hitler
Smug, arrogant, pompous maybe, but certainly not hilarious. A sentence which might equally describe their last 2 albums.
Arcade Fire still sound like gigantic dorks with boring sex lives."
Fucking hell :'')
think the review was harsh but win definitely comes off worse there, especially the bit about arcade fire opening for q and not u, as if q and not u were every aiming for stadium rock band status
"let’s remember how interviews work though: sometimes someone asks you a question, and you answer it. Doesn’t mean any more than that."
"but what if the question is “are you a dork” and your answer is “no i’m a rockstar” and then you drop a bunch of names"
As for the other guy, I guess I actually agree with a fair few of his comments about Reflektor... and while it's an unnecessary comment, which doesn't say much about their music, no one could really deny that Arcade Fire sound like gigantic dorks with boring sex lives.
it needs to contain this sort of stuff to be worth reading
Also what's with the slight implication of racism, is it racist to not like bongos, or to mistake congas with bongos
Shit, now I've done it.
but their first couple of records were better than any Q or not U record. Well, the first one definitely. And the Q and not U guy is now a music critic and the whole DC dischord thing seems to have fizzled massively. So honours even I reckon.
thanks for playing though
There was some line about them being pretentious because they sing in French.
It's not mentioned in the link but Win Butler's hilarious response was:
Meant to be answering TTF. I'm starting to think that new DiS really isn't that much better than old DiS.
haven't listened to it for months
Is a dork.
nobody has even referenced french toast!
Really doesn't take any effort to see how badly win comes off, could take arcade fire and q and not u and swap them with any other bands and he would still come off badly
That's what infuriates me the most about it. He's a singer/guitarist in an incredibly safe indie band.
Iggy Pop is a rock star.
Keith Richards is a rock star.
GG Allin is/was a rock star.
Lemmy is a rock star.
All of Motley Crue are rock stars.
You wouldn't argue with any of them if they said the same thing.
Win Butler is a fat man with a guitar
100% correct tbf.
if he could namedrop someone below pensionable age.
Arcade Fire are a bad thing now, yes?
Guess I'm watching them at Glastonbury by myself. Mint... plenty of elbow room.
and claimed to be 'rock stars'
Fuck what everyone else thinks, they're tucking awesome!
you'd think they'd put that out.
No Kill No Beep Beep
has there ever been a more humourless tit in rock than Win Butler? only time i've ever seen him happy was onstage with LCD Soundsystem.
When I saw them in '10.