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let's all watch it together
but you guys go ahead...
I suspect that the acts I really want to see (such as Damien Jurado) will only be on the full show on Friday though.
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Lots of good stuff. Sharon von Etten was brill as was Damien Jurado.
Nothing awful. Some really good stuff (Wild Beasts, Sharon Van Etten, Damian Jurado).
I'm finding Arcade Fire increasingly smug and annoying though. Also, has anyone else notice how they are possibly the most unattractive band ever assembled? You'd think that given there about a hundred of them they would have found one good looking member.
The men are particularly unappealling
I really didnt like the keyboardists head movements, like he was trying to stroke something (invisible) to climax with his skin.
Also they seemed to be channeling Tears For Fears, crossed with the Lotus Eaters.
that was funny
Jurando was good too
Really underwhelmed with Arcade Fire's songs though, maybe they do better stuff on the hour long one
only saw the end of arcade fire
How the fuck did this happen? I still fully expect their set at Glastonbury to be one of the highlights of my summer.
I'll give one concession on this, which is that Win keeps saying stupid nonsense in interviews at the minute, which does him no favours. Some real "Campaign For Real Rock" stuff. Better to maintain their mystique, I think.
Not sure why everyone has the knives out for Arcade Fire at the moment, they're as great as ever.
win butler just come across really badly, no sense of humour about the q and not u guy's review, the weird comment about 'real instruments' at coachella, several bland albums, the good will based on funeral could only last so long
but not the bland albums bit.
Reflektor was a right borefest.
Was it called reflektor? Non event anyway
Think Arcade Fire are a great band, don't have knives out for them whatsoever and actually only really watched Jools Holland because they were on. But they were very weak sounding and quite dull imo.
...I think there's just generally a bit of sense that they've disappeared up their own arses. Plus, as somebody else said, Win has probably always been a knob but it suddenly seems really obvious - read that interview they did with Rolling Stone, dear me
I loved The Suburbs, thought it was a great album. I liked the single before Reflektor but found the album a drag. That coupled with some of Win Butler's recent behaviour (e.g. The stuff recently re Daft Punk) has just really put me off.
They're coming across as really smug and annoying and pleased with themselves and their music seems to have become shallower and more superficial
but at the same time I can completely understand how other people could hate them
Was pretty awful.
Also there were two seats at Sharon Van Etten's piano so maybe some boogie woogie with her on Friday. (fingers crossed)
Enjoyed Luke Haines' running commentary on this last night
Well I never
as he is at writing about it, he'd be our generation's Bowie. Can't think of an artist with a more unrealistic opinion of his own talent.
but there's no-one else who really does what he does. Last two Auteurs albums, first Black Box Recorder album, and a couple of the solo ones are great.
I'm never totally sure he thinks he is brilliant though - always felt like the missing sentace from his book;
"of course we were only marginally better than everything I am now slagging off"
I thought wild beasts were so good! would love to see them live :D
Imelda May is like if Radio 2 became a person
But why bother doing it?
Does anyone seriously spend money buying stuff like that?
He's long overdue some national TV exposure. Fantastic artist. Playing Union Chapel on the 15th September for those who are interested.
But I really liked him on the show
He's released a lot of albums. What's the best one to get?
from quiet folky misanthropy on Rehearsals For Departure and Ghost Of David, to the rockier I Break Chairs, back to a stripped-back sound on the next few albums, to fuzzy-psychedelia on his most recent two, Maraqopa and his current album, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son.
I haven't seen last night's show, so I presume that he played stuff of the new album. If you liked that then that's where to start, I guess, along with Maraqopa, and if you want to have a listen to his other periods, the Rehearsals For Departure is a great place to start.
Song was very intense with pretty weird lyrics. Not sure what it was called. Might go with Rehearsals for Departure as I'm all for quiet folk misanthropy.
Arcade Fire dropped a total turd, semingly to make the completely route one song they played after seem interesting. And oh, aren't they kooky. Blimey. I think they might be the new Manic Street Preachers.
Wild Beasts played a bit of an intro or something, then stopped and looked all pleased with themselves.
SVE was great, of course, and really framed the terribleness of the mega-turds before and after.
There was someone called Wabs (or similar). Seemed alright, but wabs meant something else when i was at school.
Hnak Marvin was allowed to play a single chord. He was nice.
Imelda May was just the worst, even in that company. Horrible cynical, made in a marketing meeting only Jo Wiley could like it shitbomb of an act.
In short, stinker.
grey sludge nothing music
one of my preferred genres
A couple of years ago they'd have been high up on my list of favourite bands. Ah well, I guess I'll always have memories of Leeds Festival 2010.
Imelda May, as has been stated above, doesn't really need to exist beyond playing a few terrible country pubs.
Wild Beasts used to be pretty great. Smother was an immensely enjoyable record. They seem to have turned into a second rate synthpop act. (Edit: They seem a lot better with hindsight after listening to some of the others)
I don't care enough about Hank Marvin to not skip through this interview, just like you don't care enough about my opinions to actually read this.
This is the first time I have actually listened to Sharon Von Etten. And Jesus Fucking Ballsack is this it? She's been smothered with praise on just about every indie-leaning magazine/website the world over, and for this? The song sounds like a fucking Keane B-side. Not only is it the dullest song ever written by anyone ever, she has an offensively grating voice. Can't bring myself to sit through more than about 90 seconds of it.
After SVE's "performance", James fucking Blunt would sound revelatory, but the Kwabs song is pleasant enough. It actually has some semblance of a hook, and is perfectly listenable electro-R&B fare.
Now, Damian Juardo. Aimless folk pop. Yay, cos we haven't got enough of that being shoved down our throats these days have we? Oh dear lord, those, ooohs are like chalk being scraped down a blackboards. Who signed this guy?
And now back to Arcade Fire. Wow, Win Butler even manages to sound like a tosser when performing. The song is the worst kind of anaemic glam rock. Actually, its not quite as pathetic as it goes on, but theres something about it that just reeks of shiteness.
In conclusion, fuck you music, Imma go eat a pizza.
has many albums, many styles and more talent than you've given him credit here.
Likewise, someone actually got me to actually listen to a couple of SVE tracks yesterday, and what I heard was miles better than what she performed on Later, and I actually enjoyed it.
My point about new Arcade Fire still stands though.
either that or Luke Haines is posting here now under multiple accounts.
isn't a great live singer, and contradicted what you've imagined upthread, you don't need to start wailing like a baby. I like you, get that into your head!
when I said something you don't agree with.
I can't even remember my own opinion on it now