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Old 08-20-2010, 01:17 PM   #16
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The winner:


"John Randolph's Left Leg said...

Let's take a moment to reflect on this very serious moment.

http://arcadefirehighfivedovermymothersgrave.blogspot.com/"
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #17
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especially when band members started posting comments

So I scanned through the comments after I read the blog entry. Who are the band members that were responding?
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #18
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This has been the most easily assessible listening AF album in my experience and I don't think its because there is something simple in their sound this time around. There is a lot to digest here. I am hearing a lot of 70s and 80s inspiration in this album. The electro-dance pulses found on Sprawl 2 and Half Light 2 reminds me of Blondie and other classic rock sounds that incorporated a more disco(ish) pop sound with classic rock. This stuff just sounds fantastic to my ears. Really really diggin' it. The only track that I can't get through too well is Rococo. The music, the lyrics, all of it is quite beautiful right up to the point when Win starts repeating "rococo." At that point, it just becomes a little annoying. Other than that, I can't say enough good things about this album. There is 60 minutes of bliss on here for me. I am dying to hear anything that didn't make the cut. I think this was an extremely rich recording period and I need more. This will end up being my favorite album this year period.
I absolutely love the muscle in Month of May. Empty Room and City With No Children is really one fantastic song to me. Half Light 2 and Sprawl 2 are probably tops for me.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:02 PM   #19
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The winner:


"John Randolph's Left Leg said...

Let's take a moment to reflect on this very serious moment.

http://arcadefirehighfivedovermymothersgrave.blogspot.com/"


I also enjoyed:

"cold4thestreets said...

What's the big deal? I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:12 PM   #20
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"cold4thestreets" is about to meet the cold hand of JUSTICE.





Don't kick the hive!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:49 PM   #21
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William War III is fucking brilliant.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:54 PM   #22
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So I scanned through the comments after I read the blog entry. Who are the band members that were responding?
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William War III is fucking brilliant.
Identifies himself as Win's brother.

I suspect some of the others who mention having been there might also be band members but I don't know.
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William War III = Will Butler
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:07 PM   #24
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"What's the big deal, I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."

And ... WIN.
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I also enjoyed:

"cold4thestreets said...

What's the big deal? I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."
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"What's the big deal, I stole Win Butler's album off the internet."

And ... WIN.
It was funnier when I read it towards the top of the page, for some reason.
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Re: "Rococo", I just have a hard time believing it's aimed directly at their fan base. I haven't looked up the lyrics, so if I'm wrong, please tell me. It just seems to go along with the theme of the album, pretentious rich kids from the suburbs acting like some things are just so incredibly important and precious, using words to describe these things that they don't even know what the definitions of really mean. As it happens, that also describes SOME members of the fan base, and to a greater degree, the indie film/music fanbase in general, so I think it was an unfortunate decision on the band's part, but I don't think it was their intention. Then again...
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Re: "Rococo", I just have a hard time believing it's aimed directly at their fan base. I haven't looked up the lyrics, so if I'm wrong, please tell me. It just seems to go along with the theme of the album, pretentious rich kids from the suburbs acting like some things are just so incredibly important and precious, using words to describe these things that they don't even know what the definitions of really mean. As it happens, that also describes SOME members of the fan base, and to a greater degree, the indie film/music fanbase in general, so I think it was an unfortunate decision on the band's part, but I don't think it was their intention. Then again...
My sources told me that it's about Mofo and Shouter, specifically.
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Re: "Rococo", I just have a hard time believing it's aimed directly at their fan base. I haven't looked up the lyrics, so if I'm wrong, please tell me. It just seems to go along with the theme of the album, pretentious rich kids from the suburbs acting like some things are just so incredibly important and precious, using words to describe these things that they don't even know what the definitions of really mean. As it happens, that also describes SOME members of the fan base, and to a greater degree, the indie film/music fanbase in general, so I think it was an unfortunate decision on the band's part, but I don't think it was their intention. Then again...

I'm inclined to agree with you here.

Here are the lyrics minus the million "Rococo".


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Let's go downtown and watch the modern kids
Let's go downtown and talk to the modern kids
They will eat right out of your hand
Using great big words that they don't understand
They say

They build it up just to burn it back down
They build it up just to burn it back down
The wind is blowing all the ashes around
Oh my dear god what is that horrible song they're singing

They seem wild but they are so tame
They seem wild but they are so tame
They're moving towards you with their colors all the same
They want to own you but they don't know what game they're playing
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Seriously, that blog made me like them so much more.
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