kuroishi, on 15 December 2012 - 02:14 PM, said:
I had a listen of Funeral a couple of weeks ago, and all the while I was thinking about how it's undubitably one of the best albums of the 2000s but I guess there's always a matter of taste
. I don't dislike any of the songs and it has so many glorious moments... If it had gone out when I was a teenager, I think I would have lived with this album. As it is it did take me some time (a couple of years actually) to get into it, but I still love it very much.
I have to say that neither Neon Bible nor The Suburbs ever grabbed me as much. I still really like songs from both (Antichrist Television Blues, No Cars Go, Black Wave/Bad Vibrations ; City with no Children, Half Light 1, Sprawl II...) but as albums, I find them lacking...
That's about where I'm and the ones you mention are pretty much my favorites from the other two albums.
Although some of the middle tracks on Neon Bible like Ocean Of Noise
and The Well and the Lighthouse
have grown on me.
With Funeral I just don't really have a complaint. If there is one, it's that I don't love the closing track In the Back Seat
. I wish they'd have ended it w/ Lies or found another closer.
The girl with curious hair, on 16 December 2012 - 06:07 PM, said:
You also forgot to mention “The Suburbs (continued)” and “Wasted Hours (A Life that We Can Live)”. Get it together, Frisky. Being a goo-brained monkey is not an excuse. (By the way, the more I think about the title “Frisky Trisky”, the more I giggle)
“Tunnels” and “Laika” are really beautiful opening songs, but I think my favorite song from Funeral
”. I like the contrast between the lyrics and the air of the song. The notes are sweet and naïve, but the lyrics are haunting. Plagued with despair. I like that about half of the lyrics are in French. I think it adds to the esoteric nature of the song. It’s personal and heartbreaking. I keep thinking of that Tolstoy quote that goes, “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” I think Arcade Fire has a very unique way of infusing their music with dichotomous sentiments. Favorite part of lyrics: Soon we will reclaim the earth/ All the tears and all the bodies/ Bring about our second birth
Just for the record, I did not give myself the "Frisky Trisky" monicker. I was overposting sloppily and repeating stuff in a thread when Jaime L was like " I already said that, Frisky Trisky."
Vous avez aussi un petit peu de la langue francais avec la chanson Une Annee Sans Lumiere
. C'est pas seulement avec Haiti
Edited by Triskele, 17 December 2012 - 02:06 AM.