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subtle use of statistics and juxtaposition to show why Arcade Fire sucks

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The following list is reprinted wholesale from Last FM’s similar artists page for Arcade Fire. Have you seen a more dismal array of ‘alternative’ music in 2011? Take a look at those plays. That’s an entire mountain range of shit music, right there.

The National
51,092,402 plays (859,681 listeners)
The National is a Brooklyn-based alternative rock band formed in 1999, by friends from Cincinnati, Ohio. The band’s lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger in a distinctive, deep baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums)
SUPER SIMILARITY to Arcade Fire

Interpol
70,268,115 plays (1,626,800 listeners)
At least two bands share their name with the International Criminal Police Organisation, in short Interpol.
SUPER SIMILARITY to Arcade Fire

Beach House
18,075,002 plays (483,616 listeners)
Beach House is a dream pop group that formed in 2005 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The group consists of Victoria Legrand (vocals, organ) and Alex Scally (guitar, keyboards). Legrand is the niece of French composer Michel Legrand. The group has released three albums: 2006’s “Beach House”, 2008’s “Devotion” and “Teen Dream” in early 2010.
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Vampire Weekend
41,803,671 plays (1,165,644 listeners)
Vampire Weekend is an indie rock band which formed in February 2006 in New York City, New York, United States.
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The Strokes
81,540,809 plays (2,079,790 listeners)
The Strokes are an American rock band from New York City, New York, United States, formed in 1998. The band rose to fame in the early 2000s as a leading group in garage rock/post-punk revival.
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Broken Social Scene
38,688,222 plays (1,063,721 listeners)
Broken Social Scene is an indie rock group formed in 1999 in Toronto, Canada. The band’s core members are Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. This duo recorded and released the band’s ambient debut album, Feel Good Lost, in 2001, with contributions from Ohad Benchetrit (also known as Years), Evan Cranley, Leslie Feist, Justin Peroff, Bill Priddle, and Charles Spearin.
SUPER SIMILARITY to Arcade Fire

Sufjan Stevens
67,850,731 plays (1,191,337 listeners)
Sufjan Stevens (pronounced “SOOF-yan”; born July 1, 1975) is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Petoskey, Michigan.
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Radiohead
279,385,060 plays (3,270,059 listeners)
Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, beats), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboard, other instruments), Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion).
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Wolf Parade
15,304,471 plays (642,342 listeners)
Wolf Parade is an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, based in Montreal, QC, and currently on indefinite hiatus.
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Fleet Foxes
26,122,910 plays (748,597 listeners)
Fleet Foxes is an indie folk band which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 2006. The band consists of Robin Pecknold (vocals, guitar), Skyler Skjelset (guitar), Christian Wargo (bass, guitar, vocals), Casey Wescott (keyboards, vocals), Morgan Henderson (multiple instruments) and J. Tillman (drums, vocals). They are signed to the labels Sub Pop and Bella Union.
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