The Arcade Fire is meh. But I wonder who hipsters will now have a wank to now that TAF will no longer be OG enough for their love and affection.
Now watch people try to say TAF is the next U2/Coldplay because they are popular *all of a sudden* (despite them releasing a notably revered work of art called 'Funeral' 7 years ago). The Internet, never fails to bring out the mouth-breathers in high volumes.
Personally, The suburbs is good but not my fave album of theirs but I was delighted to see them win over some acts such as Katy Perry, whom I find atrocious and the fact she was given a nod for an award in the first place means there are some serious brown envelopes being passed around.
I was made up for the new talent Grammy going to Esperanza Spalding - that was a huge victory for music over these fabricated pop stars we all need to jettison from the horizon. Well done! You deserve it. Those that know..
The Suburbs is their weakest album, mind, and not my favourite of last year. That would probably be Band of Joy.
Also, I have to agree with the guy above who laughs at the notion of anybody trying to sound authoritative about modern music without having heard of Arcade Fire.
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Funny that all the best albums are released by the most profitable record labels who also choose the nominations.
I'm sure there were better albums that didn't have the corporate backing.
Glad to see that a Canadian band won though.
Not surprising they won as the other nominees were total garbage
The controversial discussions on the comment sections of their most popular songs on youtube are hilarious
Last edited by sagan-man; 2011-02-15 at 04:59 AM.
this is the NNYPD, please step away from the showers
I'm gonna do something I've never done before and agree that perhaps I don't know all that this band has to offer. That said I still think they are boring as hell and are mediocre musicians and that it is more than likely that some foreign object of some man's possession entered their mouths in order to secure this award...
Mehhh im in debate, gaslight anthem or arcade fire, ihave both albums but really cant decide which is better :S
GaGa and Perry will be forgotten in 5-10 years. Funeral will be remembered as one of the greatest albums of it's time, and likely be a regular on "Greatest Albums Ever Made" lists for the next 50-100 years.
If you can't recognise the talent required to write tracks like Rebellion (Lies) or Sprawl II, I can't see you ever being able to appreciate good music.
Next I'll be hearing Britney has been more important for music in the past 15 years than Radiohead.
Last edited by PaddyMC89; 2011-02-15 at 12:33 PM.
I can't believe people contest their win.
They were against Lady Gaga, Eminem and Kate Perry..... Lady Gaga. Jesus christ...
Warriors will dead
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Someone has to get this into here.
English is my second language. Ñ.
This is going to make a lot of people rage.
Also, just because you haven't heard of Arcade Fire doesn't mean they don't deserve a Grammy, and just because they beat Gaga and Eminem doesn't make them a crap band.
Kind of makes me feel bad--the band's receiving a metric f**kton of flak for being given an award by someone else over more popular musicians.
Arcade Fire has quickly become one of my favorite bands recently and I plan on investing in some more of their albums. I got The Suburbs on a whim after hearing the album at work and I really did enjoy it, there is something great about their work that really shows they are very creatively focused when it comes to writing instead of just plopping out crappy songs.
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http://whoisarcadefire.tumblr.com/ You may be enlightened. Then again, since you are a fanboi of this band, you may not be...
Honestly, none of the bands nominated deserved the award. The music scene has been shit for over a decade now and bands like Arcade Fire are doing nothing to make it any better (Hey! Let's take the best of R.E.M., U2, Coldplay, and Radiohead and call ourselves The Arcade Fire! Yeah! We'll fill the hole they created!). Shit music is still shit music, whether the Grammy panel agrees or disagrees.
I watched the Unstaged concert that Terry Gilliam directed and listened to tracks from Funeral and Suburbs as suggested in this thread. They sound very similar to those bands styles. If you don't think so, then that's your opinion. Again, I think their music is shit and if you want to argue that, you are being ignorant because it's my opinion and you aren't going to change it.
I don't particularly like them but otherwise I'm extremely happy that finally someone ended the reign of so-called music and real music won.
Thanks to Grammy I discovered Hancock's version of Imagine by Lennon (it includes Pink and some singers I didn't know before but it's pure awesomeness).
And I also read a funny quote:
Darn I wish Justi doesn't attempt to make a jazz album now.