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Old 06-12-2010, 08:55 PM
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Super gig in fairness, arcade fire were well up for it, and vampire weekend warmed up nicely
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:24 PM
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I enjoyed Arcade Fire but was somewhat underwhelmed. It didn’t have the wow factor that they had before. Can’t quite put my finger on what it was.

We know you’re trying to show empathy, but when I pay a substantial ampont of money to go to a gig I want an entertaining night out, now two reminders that the country is in shit. And then to say ‘it could be worse, you could be in Haiti’ doesn’t help
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:19 AM
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I've heard nothing but overwhelmingly positive reports. A friend of mine said it was the best gig he'd ever been to. I wouldn't doubt it seeing as they were sensational each of the three times I've seen them. There isn't another band out there at the moment who can touch them IMO. You're probably just getting old and cynical. Would you prefer a band who didn't say a word to the audience, went through the motions and got off as quickly as possible?
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:26 AM
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I've heard nothing but overwhelmingly positive reports. A friend of mine said it was the best gig he'd ever been to. I wouldn't doubt it seeing as they were sensational each of the three times I've seen them. There isn't another band out there at the moment who can touch them IMO. You're probably just getting old and cynical. Would you prefer a band who didn't say a word to the audience, went through the motions and got off as quickly as possible?
It certainly wasn't the best gig ever.As for another band out there.The National live shows and indeed their records leave The Arcade Fire trailing in their wake IMO.

This was my 5th time seeing The Arcade Fire and tbh after the first two which were genuinely excellent the rest have been on a downward spiral. It's just i suppose a case of maybe seeing them too often. I have no problem with a band interacting with the audience but i dont like being preached too which was happening last night.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:25 PM
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Couldn't go to both the national gig and the arcade fire one,didn't think much of the suberbs so picked the national.
The national were unreal.he's a great front man,they played crybaby geeks from high violet at the very end.he just sang out loud with no microphones and everyone was silent.it was just gorgous
hope I made the right choice after hearing everyone raving bout arcade fire!
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:55 PM
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It certainly wasn't the best gig ever.As for another band out there.The National live shows and indeed their records leave The Arcade Fire trailing in their wake IMO.

This was my 5th time seeing The Arcade Fire and tbh after the first two which were genuinely excellent the rest have been on a downward spiral. It's just i suppose a case of maybe seeing them too often. I have no problem with a band interacting with the audience but i dont like being preached too which was happening last night.
For some reason I had a feeling you'd mention The National. I think they're over-rated. A lot of their stuff is pretty samey and even boring. I think there's something very contrived about the lead singer as well. There's no comparison.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:45 PM
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had never seen them until last night and was totally blown away. I didnt even pick up the suburbs as I had kind of lost intererest in them but last nights performance was incredible. crowd were very up for it aswell and didnt notice/hear too much preaching to be honest, a band on top of their game.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:01 AM
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For some reason I had a feeling you'd mention The National. I think they're over-rated. A lot of their stuff is pretty samey and even boring. I think there's something very contrived about the lead singer as well. There's no comparison.
Well tbh I found The suburbs very samey as well. Decent record but nothing new same sound as previous efforts. I find The National both live and on record are constantly progressing and changing. That's just my opinion.I don't know how you find Matt Beringer contrived myself. If any frontman shows his personality and wears his heart on his sleeve while performing live its him. You think The National are over rated I think Arcade Fire are. We will have to agree to disagree.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:02 AM
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Couldn't go to both the national gig and the arcade fire one,didn't think much of the suberbs so picked the national.
The national were unreal.he's a great front man,they played crybaby geeks from high violet at the very end.he just sang out loud with no microphones and everyone was silent.it was just gorgous
hope I made the right choice after hearing everyone raving bout arcade fire!
Having gone to both. You definitely made the right choice IMO.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:33 AM
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I find The National both live and on record are constantly progressing and changing. .
Ah that's just not true. They're sound hasn't progressed a whole lot over the years to be honest. Good band but hardly dynamic.

I like them but High violet is hugely overrated imo. in fact it's been a gentle downward spiral since Alligator.
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