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Author Topic: Arcade Fire Wins Grammy, prompting Americans to wonder who they are anyway  (Read 30429 times)

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There have been a few missives on how Arcade Fire are dicks (The Flaming Lips/Wayne Coyne's being the most famous) and in all cases it came down to the band being nice enough but their management being huge assholes.
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i mean i legitimately enjoy justin bieber's music

Fucking hell mate, is there no low you won't sink to?
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There have been a few missives on how Arcade Fire are dicks (The Flaming Lips/Wayne Coyne's being the most famous) and in all cases it came down to the band being nice enough but their management being huge assholes.

The Flaming Lips have great showmanship but their offstage antics are pretty trite. A 12-part youtube song to be played simultaneously on iPhones? Sure, it was a good news story, but if I had a dollar for every group of people that actually scrounged up 12 iPhones and listened to the thing, and then pared down to those who actually enjoyed it, I'd be in debt. At this point I'm pretty Coyne is being weird for the sake of weird (aka: headlines). To call a group of his peers out, unprovoked, and call them dicks? That's kind of a dick move.
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Fucking hell mate, is there no low you won't sink to?

the-dream wrote "baby" and luda does a guest rap on it man i don't know what else to tell you
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Ludacris: The Epitome of Hip-Hop

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As John said, there's been a bunch of stories about how the band's management is of the "old school" and essentially a bunch of absolute shitfucks.

Of course, this kind of things could be fairly easily side-stepped by say, not having a management team.
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This band with the arsehole management team is the band that half the forum was arguing was independent earlier right?

Just trying to keep on top of everyones ludicrous ideas.
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Because I'm guessing you don't agree with Johnny's Ludacris ideas!

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Eminiem, the true Bob Dylan of our time.


Surely Bob Dylan is the Bob Dylan of our time :P Him still being alive and all.
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Yeah but that lazy bugger hardly ever plays.

He's only managed about twenty three hundred shows over the last two decades.

Get in the fucking van, Zimmerman.
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A bloke in a pub once was telling me about the time he met Bob Dylan. He was working at a venue where Bob Dylan was playing. Walked round the corner and there was Bob Dylan.

"Fuck, you're Bob Dylan!"
"I know man"

Dunno if it's true but it's a good story.
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My question isn't really who is The Arcade Fire so much as who cares about The Arcade Fire? Most of their albums have had 1-2 good tracks at best. They're about as relevant as Radiohead at this point.
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I mentioned at the beginning of this thread that I think everything after Funeral has been pretty average at best, but I think it is good that they're an "indie" band (maybe not to an exact degree or whatever the argument was earlier) that is relatively unknown and they were able to capture some piece of tin that the music industry heralds as significant for whatever reason, and they beat out several very popular artists to do it.  At least, that's why I thought it was cool: yeah I don't really care a whole heap about Arcade Fire anymore, and I could really give a damn about the grammys, but it's nice for them and brings attention to a genre that is (apparently) somewhat unknown.
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Good point: Arcade Fire will be one of those bands that, regardless of quality of output, are a "starting out" band for many people who are now reaching their teenage years. As in, many will become obsessed with Arcade Fire, read a bunch of interviews they did where they mention bands like Neutral Milk Hotel or Magnetic Fields or loads of the other acts signed to Merge and that will be the start of their musical growth. Perhaps a good deal of that is to do with Arcade Fire winning a Grammy.
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My question isn't really who is The Arcade Fire so much as who cares about The Arcade Fire? Most of their albums have had 1-2 good tracks at best. They're about as relevant as Radiohead at this point.

Like it or not, Radiohead are relevant. If not for the quality of their output, then simply just because they are a household name. This is the one "arty" band that even college fratboys know about. Also Funeral had waay more than 1 or 2 good tracks. That being said I don't really care about their music at this point. I'm glad they're confusing people by winning a grammy though.
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a "starting out" band

the term is "entry-level"
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"Training Wheels".

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Eminiem, the true Bob Dylan of our time.

That nonsense aside, though, his examples are fairly spot-on. Steely Dan and Herbie Hancock are both very highly regarded, but those particular albums are relatively average. The Kanye West album, on the other hand, is one of his best. (I dunno about the Eminem stuff, mostly because I can't stand the sound of his voice.)
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