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[–]Suzibrooke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I missed this one, but I’m actually glad I haven’t read it until I’m very familiar with the album and have enjoyed the band playing pretty much the whole thing live. Definitely sentences in there I had to read a couple times to get the full sense, and a Russian novel in not familiar with.

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    [–]Downtown_Home_6592[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Incredibly well said, very poignant and bittersweet.

    [–]onlyarcadefireCold Wind 6 points7 points  (4 children)

    A lot of good points and references in the article, but as the author critiques critiquing, he goes on to critique. Kind of a meta-critique. Seems kinda disingenuous and almost nullifies his original critique... Also, he loves Race and Religion but hates EoE? Disqualifying.

    [–]the-boxmanNeon Bible 4 points5 points  (3 children)

    Enjoyed the article but suggesting replacing End of the Empire with Generation A is mind-boggling.

    [–]ilovethejoy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    End of the Empire is a stunning (I call it a masterpiece but hey!) work of art

    [–]memwallNeon Bible 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    so wierd

    [–]onlyarcadefireCold Wind 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, the author kind of lost all credibility with that comment 😆

    [–]memwallNeon Bible 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    I don’t know. The author accurately captures a lot of their journey but I don’t land where does on the new album. I really love EOE. I also find it hard to think about their albums - or anybody’s - in a ranking sort of way, tho I know that it is part of what music journalists are charged with doing. There is some music that makes me feel amazing even if critics slam it. And vice versa.

    [–]ilovethejoy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    EOE is outstanding

    [–]Monkeypud 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Great article and makes me sad for what could have been.

    [–]rfamico 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    I thought this was the best article written about We and Arcade Fire back when the album first came out. Still do