Arcade Fire 2017

fatherjohnmisty

#122

Month of May is great?


#123

That is bizarre. Although I like their new stuff a lot more than most, if I were to do a top ten would be it would be pretty dominated by Funeral I think.


#124

Same here. Sub Crown of Love for Sprawl II and maybe the closer for Intervention.


#125

In The Backseat is my second favourite! Agree on Intervention and Sprawl II being in there though, probably along with We Used to Wait, for me.


#126

(Month of May can be fun live though, so I suppose it’s kind of a nice change)


#127

I’d do it with a heavy heart, ITBS is a great closer, but I just love the organ on Intervention and how it builds and builds and then lets rip.


#128

surely you’d get rid of 7 Kettles before Crown of Love


#129

Nah. But 7 Kettles could be dropped. Possibly for Antichrist Television.


#130

really not into these three singles at all. basically amplified all the worst things about reflektor

one of those bands where I thought even at their worst they’d still be pretty good and underrated (reflektor, neon bible) but theyre testing that…


#131

Basically never listen to Funeral these days because think its so dense, and know most of inside out by virtue of Wake Up, Tunnels, Rebellion being played to death.

But I just put on 7 Kettles (cos it was mentioned and i forgot which one it was), and bloody hell - even as one of the worst / less memorable songs on that album, there’s a genuine magic there. Win’s delivery, production, lyrics.

Contrast with these tracks + Reflektor (which I largely like), and that aura has pretty much completely evaporated now hasn’t it?


#132

Yeah, couldn’t agree more. I also don’t really understand how his lyrics have gone from genuinely poetic and interesting to the bland cringeworthy stuff he writes now.

On the subject of 7 Kettles, whilst arguably one of the weaker tunes on that record, it’s perfectly placed in the tracklisting and works as a welcome rest bite from the more epic numbers.


#133

Just seen all the top 10 chat. Can we knock out some personal AF top 10 track lists for the laugh?

Aye alright then, I’ll go first…

  1. Sprawl II
  2. Tunnels
  3. Rebellion (Lies)
  4. No Cars Go
  5. Power Out
  6. Crown Of Love
  7. The Suburbs
  8. Afterlife
  9. Intervention
  10. Reflektor

#134

they’ve been playing Windowsill live again lately, i’d never really noticed how good that song is before


#135

Having just said that mine would be dominated by Funeral, having given it several seconds of thought I’ll now contradict myself slightly.

  1. Tunnels
  2. In The Backseat
  3. Haiti
  4. It’s Never Over
  5. Power Out
  6. Rebellion
  7. Intervention
  8. No Cars Go
  9. Sprawl II
  10. Windowsill

We Used to Wait and Afterlife just miss out.


#136

sorry this is meant to be a reply to hanshotfirst


#137

I’ll pass the message on


#138
  1. Afterlife
  2. Rebellion (Lies)
  3. No Cars Go (Neon Bible version)
  4. The Suburbs
  5. Neighbourhood (#1 Tunnels)
  6. Ready to Start
  7. Reflektor
  8. Sprawl II
  9. Antichrist Television Blues
  10. Intervention

#139

No particular order:

Rebellion (Lies)
Tunnels
Wake Up
Power Out
No Cars Go
Keep The Car Running
Antichrist TV Blues
Ready To Start
Sprawl II
Afterlife


#140

Music’s still decent, don’t mind them going a bit 80’s disco. Although Win is properly turning into a total parody of himself a la Sebastian Tellier at eurovision isn’t he?


#141

Band that used to be bloody great got massive and are now doing stuff that’s just fine really. Same as it ever was.