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[–]djcooki75Age of Anxiety I 16 points17 points  (1 child)

They are both better live. That being said, I think I like 1's studio version better while I prefer live Rabbit Hole

[–]memwallNeon Bible[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I concur.

[–]ArcadeFireLosAngelesReflektor 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The last bit of the Age of Anxiety l is a masterpiece!!! It’s needs to be remixed! lol My favorite!

[–]Lennon2217 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Shame we prob won’t see that New Order remix.

[–]sternmd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The remix of Age I they used in that paris fashion show. Someone posted the youtube here 2 mos ago. That was really good

[–]Graham433 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I like the album version of Age of Anxiety I better that Rabbit Hole’s album version. But live!?!! It’s no contest. Rabbit hole all the way‼️ 🕳🐇

[–]Arsewhistle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm surprised that it's this close. I like both, but I always felt Age Of Anxiety I was far better, personally

[–]ShanaAfterAll 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Age of Anxiety I is one of their best songs.

[–]GaryNOVANeighborhood #1 (Tunnels) 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love both. WE is a great album over all.

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

“We can’t stop crying and we really think we mean it but tears just fall on the sheets.”

[–]Party-Yoghurt-8462 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Age of Anxiety I is a more well-rounded, well-written, and more traditional Arcade Fire song. Rabbit Hole is the more fun live song that gets the crowd going. It's pretty weak from a lyrical perspective, but I gotta go with Rabbit Hole on this one just based on a fun factor. It was so much fun when Win told the crowd to get low and then everyone starts jumping up and down.

[–]metastasis666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't care much for the lyrics in general, except if they're really special, but musically speaking, Age I is absolutely superior to II, it is very original from the composition perspective, it's unexpected and it has a cool design. Age II is repetitive and doesn't reach any climax.

[–]GreenPlasticWaterCanCity with No Children 0 points1 point  (0 children)

AoA I always remind me of Fleetwood Mac. So AoA I definitely.

[–]ACardAttackRebellion (Lies) 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Easily the 1st

2nd might be cool live