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Old 08-20-2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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Arcade Fire 2: Arcade Harder

I saw that the last Suburbs thread was over 1,000.

Please continue discussing the recently released album, the tour, and everything else in between regarding the coolest Houston Astros fans to ever walk the Earth.
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I was going to quote something from Die Hard 2, but realized Die Hard 2 has nothing worth quoting.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:02 AM   #3
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From late in the last thread:

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Ready To Start is easily my favorite on the record, along with the epic Sprawl II and lilting title track.

Now you're knocking at my door
Saying please come out against the night
But I would rather be alone
Than pretend I feel alright

I would rather be wrong
Than live in the shadows of your song
My mind is open wide
And now I'm ready to start

It's the I Will fucking Survive of Arcade Fire. And it doesn't have to strictly be about relationships either: there's definitely a theme of "fuck the system, I'm going to live my own life and not bend over for this" that could apply to the workplace also. If there's anything I've learned about this band by this point, it's that they're awesome at taking dreary circumstances and overcoming them, to majestic results.

(So many easy Lance's mom jokes in the above paragraph, as is her way.)
Nice post LM, but I can't resist bringing this up because it's one of my favorite lyrical moments on the album.

It's not "Now you're knocking at my door, saying 'Please come out against the night.'" It's "Now you're knocking at my door, saying 'Please come out with us tonight.'"

It's a huge difference, and such a great lyric for me, because it immediately takes me back to being a kid, before cell phones and the internet were in everyone's possession, and friends from the neighborhood would have to go to eachother's parent's houses and knock on the front door and ask if they could come and hang out for the night.

It brings back a lot of good memories and goes a long way, for me, towards evoking the atmosphere and image that the album is going for: growing up a middle class white kid in pre-information era suburban America.

Great album.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:12 AM   #4
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It's not "Now you're knocking at my door, saying 'Please come out against the night.'" It's "Now you're knocking at my door, saying 'Please come out with us tonight.'"
I liked "against the night" better.

Also, over 1,000 for a non-Shuttlecock band in just over 3 months is pretty impressive.

Of course, how many of those posts were just people LYING about liking this band?
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Uhhhh, the actual version of the lyrics is better than "please come out against the night." GAF is right; it's a huge difference, one which completely colors that moment.

re: Scumbo wondering why I think "Rococo" sucks. Let me put it this way: how anyone could listen to that "oh my dear god what is that horrible song" portion without being embarrassed for Win Butler and all his principals is beyond me. Nevermind the fact that he's chastising the very "kids" who have made his band an institution, it's just the same boring paranoia which made Neon Bible age so horribly.
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it's just the same boring paranoia which made Neon Bible age so horribly.
Joking for THE CLICK! while your family dies...
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Our little baby sister (1B1L) has already lost her mind.
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As for Rococo, it's like Butler first discovered the word and couldn't get over how cool (to him, at least) it sounded. "Hey, what if I repeat it over and over again until it sounds like it doesn't mean anything anymore?"

Or maybe he should have just written new lyrics for McCartney's song and called it Rococo Raccoon, which at least wouldn't have resulted in a boring 4 minutes of music.
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It's probably the most condescending tune I've ever heard directed at a fan base, and it's way too poorly executed for it to mean much. Despite the fact that the album's theme gets extremely redundant, I can sympathize on how soul crushing growing up in the burbz can sometimes be having done so myself. Yeah, lashing out against those who love you is a rite of becoming an adult, but "Rococo" biting the hand that feeds in such a misguided fashion borders on self-parody. You're better than that, Winnie.
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Looks like a new strain of flu.


 
...and the only prescription is...MORE ROCOCO!


 
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I still say this hate for Rococo is just a case of you hipster fuckers being overly sensitive. Go play with your mustache, by looser jeans and calm down.
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Was this already discussed, like, 3 years ago? Because I stumbled on it last night, got sucked in, read the whole thing, and found it very entertaining:

Arcade Fire Stole My Basketball: Win Butler needs to give my basketball back
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Was this already discussed, like, 3 years ago? Because I stumbled on it last night, got sucked in, read the whole thing, and found it very entertaining:

Arcade Fire Stole My Basketball: Win Butler needs to give my basketball back

just read that whole thing.. that was entertaining.. .
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that was entertaining.. .
especially when band members started posting comments
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especially when band members started posting comments
yep..
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