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BrushedRed
August 6th 2017


2459 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Can totally see a 1 for this. I’m incredibly close but there are 2 tracks I like, and the 2 I like are ones that most others seem to not care for so yeah I can see others rating it that way. It’s like a 1.3 in my book. 10 minutes out of a 47 minute album is a 21% which would be a 1 for this site honestly, and 2 out of 13 total tracks is 15% so if anything I’m generous.

I used to like Put Your Money on Me but it’s kinda faded to obscurity. It’s just Electric Blue and We Don’t Deserve Love for me, though they are pretty stellar tracks and neither belong on this album. This would be the worst album of the year for me if it weren’t for Father John Misty who delivered a similarly ironic album that fell right on its face. It’s a shame because both were highlights of the year for me.

Can’t tell what’s worse “Leaving LA” or “Chemistry”... at least the latter has meme potential. I wonder how long it’ll be til this ironic phase passes us by. You can’t just release a shitty album and use irony as a crutch if folks hate it. All the sheep will proclaim it went right over your head, yet it still doesn’t sound good at any stretch. While they proclaim we can’t move along from Funeral and have to accept evolution, all the while they dangle Funeral over our heads from a very narcissistic point of view in songs here. Reminding us that even as they made an album as shitty as this one to not forget where they were at one point in time. It’s as if they’re also in on the joke, like dangling a juicy steak over a dog while giving them lettuce instead. We Don’t Deserve Love, while being a great song almost sounds as if they’re telling us they don’t deserve anything for this album by giving us a great song in hopes we forget about the rest here, undermining those of whom actually like to listen to music and assuming we’re all braindead.

Praising this stupidity is what leads to other things that are even worse.. It should be nipped in the bud. It really makes me cringe. Let’s praise the irony of consumerism while giving into it, leaving the band laughing all the way to the bank while we are just supporting the shitty cause. Do we enjoy having the wool pulled over our eyes? I certainly don’t. Maybe they had been pulling the wool over us from their inception, and others have brought that to surface as well, but at least they sounded like they gave a shit then. Now they don’t even care in the slightest. I want to 1 it from that alone. And if other folks feel that way, then sobeit. Long time fans should hate this, honestly. End of rant. Love you all.

hamid95
August 6th 2017


419 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

What irks me the most is that the Everything Now consumer critique is so half-assed. The angle they've chosen is so derivative and superficial of countless of other capitalist parodies. It might've worked in the 90s with the huge amounts of irony involved, but now it just comes off as really dated. The example that made me roll my eyes the most was that "sponsored advertising" on Colbert. I generally like AF, but no wonder some people think they're pretentious with stunts like this and doing a shout-out to "all the bands playing actual instruments" at Coachella.

Lucid
August 6th 2017


8182 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

TMT: "Arcade Fire’s claim about Everything Now is that its irony is so sophisticated that it’s simply lost on most critics and listeners. What Arcade Fire doesn’t understand about irony, however, is that it requires enough critical distance between the subject and its action that people can tell the difference. Irony only works when it’s understood that what is being said is not necessarily what is meant."

theBoneyKing
August 6th 2017


10628 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Lmao, some accurate analysis right there.

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SandwichBubble
August 12th 2017


3006 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Okay, I think I'm ready to relisten to this

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SandwichBubble
August 12th 2017


3006 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, this is still underwhelming. Some positives though:

- I like Creature Comfort for how stupid it is.

- Infinite Content is like a shot of espresso compared to the rest of these songs and it's not even that great.

- Infinite_Content is genuinely good.

- Put Your Money On Me has some life in it.

Cygnatti
August 12th 2017


31743 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

bless u, bubbsy.

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theBoneyKing
August 12th 2017


10628 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Agreed on Infinite_Content (despite the lyrics being horrible)

SandwichBubble
August 12th 2017


3006 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

@Cygnatti aww (:



@theBoneyKing Lyrics are a big dent, absolutely. You'd think after 15+ years in the game they'd be able to write a better line or two

Cygnatti
August 12th 2017


31743 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

signs of life have stupefyingly asinine lyrics tbh

SandwichBubble
August 12th 2017


3006 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

That one's pretty bad, but Good God Damn has 10 contenders for worst Arcade Fire lyric in the span of 3 minutes



I don't even think that song has more than 10 unique words in it

Sunnyvale
August 12th 2017


657 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I don't completely dislike this album, but Signs Of Life makes me cringe so much. So does Good God Damn.

SandwichBubble
August 12th 2017


3006 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Okay last thing and I swear I'll stop commenting on this thread: Creature Comfort's 1-2 punch of hilarious lyrics and vocals just does me in. It puts me in giggle fits

sempiturtle
August 12th 2017


980 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Why are all of Regine's vocals so lolbad here.

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Cygnatti
August 12th 2017


31743 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Imo electric blue is very interesting in its composition and instrumentation...

It also happens to be very bad.

Sunnyvale
August 12th 2017


657 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Hmmm, I like Electric Blue.

Ocean of Noise
August 12th 2017


9530 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Electric Blue rules agreed

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polyrhythm
August 12th 2017


1082 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Creature Comfort is the song I find myself returning to

Toad
August 12th 2017


886 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

if this album skipped straight from creature to comfort to put your money on me it'd be a solid 3.5 for me

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AmericanFlagAsh
August 13th 2017


8574 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I only return for the title track

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