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Arcade fire - reflektor
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:20:45 AM »
Although, in my opinion, it falls short of funeral. I think this is their second best album. I love the David Bowie influence throughout the album. Like 1980's labyrinth David Bowie.

I know this cd received some pretty negative reviews, but I think it is, again, a different approach to an album...like they seem to do for every album. The overall theme of the album is pretty sad, but many of the songs def make you want to get up and dance...more so then any other album. The beats are very catchy. Oh Eurydice and oh Orpheus are my favorite tracks on the album, easily.

I have to assume there are other indie lovers out there...


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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 12:37:40 PM »
Just finished listening to it, and I am also a fan. The song "Reflektor" was doing nothing for me when I've heard it on the radio over the last few weeks, but I really like it on the album. The song still goes on way too long, but it is much better. Audio quality improves it by a ton. In fact, that song was upsetting me when I heard it on the radio because it droned on for so long, and it sounded terrible. Much relief in hearing it on the album. Overall the album is really good. Also, am I the only person who loved The Suburbs? Such a great album!

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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 12:48:26 PM »
I've only heard a few tracks, but I'm digging it. It's always hard to "live up" to past works, but what's the fun in doing the same thing over and over again? Hoping to get my hands on the vinyl soon!

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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 12:58:33 PM »
I liked suburbs a lot, just not as much as funeral or reflektor. I think neon bible was my least favorite.

I really loved the here comes the night 22 min video when it came out. I thought the audio for here comes the night was much more raw, then what it was on the album.


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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 03:29:23 PM »
I like a lot of weird music, but I can't stand Arcade Fire, or any of these new hipster folksy bands.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 04:22:14 PM »
I like a lot of weird music, but I can't stand Arcade Fire, or any of these new hipster folksy bands.

They're over a decade old!!

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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2013, 04:32:49 PM »
I like a lot of weird music, but I can't stand Arcade Fire, or any of these new hipster folksy bands.

They're over a decade old!!

That's why I used the magic operator "OR"!!
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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 04:38:04 PM »

I like a lot of weird music, but I can't stand Arcade Fire, or any of these new hipster folksy bands.

What is it you don't like about it?


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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 04:44:38 PM »
To be honest, I really don't know why I don't like them. I should, as I have very eclectic musical tastes. I did see them about 7 years ago or so, my buddy was like "you have to see them", didn't do much for me. I guess maybe it doesn't inspire me?
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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 07:15:38 PM »
I'm not into new hip music either. I far prefer hank Sr to hank Jr. And if you don't have a fiddle you better have a mandolin or a dobro to make up for it.

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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 08:29:06 PM »
Ah, that sweet Open G and Open Eon a doboro! 

As for AF, just not my cup of tea. 
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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2013, 11:25:02 PM »
Just got home from a ZZ Top concert.  Nothing to do with this thread but it was a good concert.

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Re: Arcade fire - reflektor
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2013, 08:49:08 AM »
I like a lot of weird music, but I can't stand Arcade Fire, or any of these new hipster folksy bands.

They're over a decade old!!

That's why I used the magic operator "OR"!!

Woops! I must have imagined the word "other" in there after "any."  :o Here I was thinking I was dropping some serious knowledge... Apologies for that!