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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #100 on: 10 Oct 2007, 18:28 »

Funeral is by far their best work. Neon Bible is more accessible if you are in love with reverb.

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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #101 on: 10 Oct 2007, 19:04 »

A good introduction is that old old beginning EP? Mmmm, maybe not. If given a choice I think I would've begun with Funeral.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #102 on: 10 Oct 2007, 19:23 »

With only two albums and one EP it's not all that much of a head scratcher.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #103 on: 10 Oct 2007, 20:33 »

Except if you do it from anything other than Funeral you are likely doing it wrong.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #104 on: 18 Oct 2007, 03:23 »

I <3 arcade fire! I can't wait for them to get their asses down to Sydney but Neon Bible is weaksauce in its album form. They (the band) seem to be stuck on the notion that they can keep reusing the EP's format. So after they use it 2 times and they then try it on Neon Bible the impact has become minimal and boringly formulaic. I found the best way to listen to it is by having it on shuffle with "Broken Window" and "Surf City Eastern Bloc" thrown in for good measure.

Instant Miracle!!!!
 
The album is now its own thing and not a darker, more baroque Arcade Fire EP!
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #105 on: 19 Oct 2007, 02:56 »

Win and Regine showed up at a Bruce Springsteen concert the other night. 

http://www.stereogum.com/archives/video/bruce-springsteen-covers-arcade-fire-joined-by-win.html

Thought some people might get a kick out of this.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #106 on: 19 Oct 2007, 02:59 »

I heard awhile back and thought it totally awesome. Pitchfork was overly excited and factually incorrect in their news post.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #107 on: 19 Oct 2007, 03:11 »

I prefer the version of Wake Up that Arcade Fire did with David Bowie to the original.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #108 on: 19 Oct 2007, 12:12 »

Man I didn't like Neon Bible very much at all but that song was probably the best on the album. Thank God for that video.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #109 on: 19 Oct 2007, 13:21 »

I tend to like the first album that I hear from an artist the most so I like Funeral more than Neon Bible.  Its good to see that other people share that opinion however, and it isn't just me being weird.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #110 on: 27 Oct 2007, 22:51 »

I'm gonna break the mold and say I like them both EQUALLY.


why isn't that an option?  :-D

But in all seriousness, yes, I like them both and see Neon Bible as a change.  Change isn't necessarily bad, and it's not necessarily good either.  In this case, I'd have to say given a toss up between the two, I'd take BOTH.
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Re: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
« Reply #111 on: 28 Oct 2007, 00:29 »

Anyone heard Broken Window or Surf City eastern block?
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