This of course was written before the outing … and feels very much on the nose, for me. What do you think?
After some distance, a fresh re-look; this article struck me
Incredibly well said, very poignant and bittersweet.
I thought this was the best article written about We and Arcade Fire back when the album first came out. Still do
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.
EOE is outstanding
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.
Enjoyed the article but suggesting replacing End of the Empire with Generation A is mind-boggling.
Great article and makes me sad for what could have been.
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.