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Old 09-09-2013, 04:37 PM   #916
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Suburbs is a classic from my perspective, much more appealing melodically and thematically than any of their other albums, but I wouldn't call it obviously "pop" either. I'd cut a few tracks, but only a few. I think it's masterfully constructed, myself. There are so many gems people overlook as well, like Empty Room. Holy fuck.
Boom.

Love the album
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #917
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Anyone know if the 12" has any b-sides or is it just the one track? I'm tempted to stop by my local record shop on the way home but (a) I doubt they have it and (b) I probably won't go out of my way if there's no b-sides.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #918
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B side is the instrumental, meaning there's $10 you can just put toward the LP.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #919
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Thanks, Impy.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #920
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I missed this over the weekend due to being on a massive bender, but this song kicks ass.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:45 PM   #921
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Love the song. How are you guys feeling about Murphy's influence. I'm actually surprised how little I hear it. Def here it in the drums, but after that?
I heard about as much as I thought I would. It's very rhythmically Murphy, both with the drums and the bass parts (there's a synthy bass part running through some parts in particular that made me think of him). But Arcade Fire is well established enough that he was never going to turn them into LCD.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #922
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Love the song. How are you guys feeling about Murphy's influence. I'm actually surprised how little I hear it. Def here it in the drums, but after that?
The lead synth line in the first half sounds like it could have come straight from an LCD Soundsystem track, I think.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #923
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Totally hooked on the song now. It's repetetive but it works, at the moment at least. Love the recurring It's a Reflektor! shouts. So catchy. And French lyrics aways get a from me.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:03 PM   #924
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The lead synth line in the first half sounds like it could have come straight from an LCD Soundsystem track, I think.
The percussion reminded me of "Dance Yrself Clean" immediately.

Bonus points for the Bowie-summoning sexy sax.
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If there are two things in life YLB likes, it's Bowie and some sexed up sax playing. Combine the two? The impact is immeasurable.
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Add "hear the lamentation of the women" and we've got the trifecta.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:09 PM   #927
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Really don't like it and I'm not here to rain on anybody's parade if you do. Just seven minutes of no melody and really trite lyrics. Meh.

Love this band, but I really feel like they're starting to phone it in. Suburbs had too many songs that were just kind of plodding and didn't go anywhere (although awesomeness like "The Sprawl II" totally proved they're still geniuses)...I approach any new release from an artist as to whether or not I'd give a shit if I hadn't heard of this band before. Take away the Arcade Fire name and hardly anybody would care about this song. It's not an attention getter like the early singles.

Best borderline trolling since Anu's douchebag remarks on The Suburbs! I'm not sure how releasing a song that sounds like NOTHING the band has done before is phoning it in. Not to mention the balls of releasing a 7 minute-plus single when U2 was afraid to do the same thing with their last album.

Thanks for accusing us of only liking this because it has AF's name on it. You're "not here to rain on anybody's parade" but that's precisely what this comes off as.

Glad the internet wasn't around back in the 80s so we didn't have to listen to your take on releases by Talking Heads, Bowie, etc.
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Definitely liking the song more on second listen.

But I still don't buy that all of those tracks (other than the closer) have the same 7:34 running length. That's ridiculous.
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So I guess they're shooting for 9:00 PM PDT? I guess I'll see what they offer with the pre-order.
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Definitely liking the song more on second listen.

But I still don't buy that all of those tracks (other than the closer) have the same 7:34 running length. That's ridiculous.
No way. One of the tracklistings for Yeezus had every song at 3:18 from memory, and that was summarily discounted. People have short memories.
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