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that Arcade Fire Twitter rage in full

that Arcade Fire Twitter rage in full
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Thought I’d collect it all together for you. Suggestions always welcome.

RAGE 1: 31 January – 2 February

OK. Enough already. Today is International PLAY NO ARCADE FIRE day. Please RT

C’mon! Play some decent music! Maybe burn a Clegg effigy? Celebrate the fact today is international PLAY NO ARCADE FIRE day. Please RT

What’s more boring than a copy of Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs? Two copies of Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs

Why did the music fan cross the road? TO GET AWAY FROM THE ARCADE FIRE CONCERT

Rejoice! Be happy! Set light to a Tory! Celebrate your very existence! For today is international PLAY NO ARCADE FIRE day. Please RT

What do you call an Arcade Fire fan who likes music? A masochist.

Q. How many Arcade Fire fans does it take to change a lightbulb? A. That’s just not funny.

(Grits teeth) No. More. Arcade. FIRE!

RAGE 2: 10 February

What’s the difference between U2 and Arcade Fire? Fucked if I can tell.

What time is it when a new Arcade Fire song appears? Time to get off the fucking fence. ARCADE FIRE ARE BORING SHITE

What type of rifle do Arcade Fire fans prefer? A small bore.

How do you confuse an Arcade Fire fan? Play them some interesting music.

RAGE 3: 11 February – 13 February

“It’s a lot easier to get smaller,” say Arcade Fire to The Guardian. Well, a start would be to FUCKING SPLIT UP

“It’s a lot easier to get smaller,” say Arcade Fire to The Guardian. I agree. It’s gotta be a strain being THAT BLAND

“It’s a lot easier to get smaller,” say Arcade Fire to The Guardian. Yeah. Start by reducing the size of THOSE EGOS

“It’s a lot easier to get smaller,” say Arcade Fire to The Guardian. Yep. Start making some DECENT RECORDS

Why did Arcade Fire cross the road? ANYTHING TO SELL A FEW MORE FUCKING RECORDS

New blog entry: Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and the pernicious influence of Pitchfork

What do you call a rock band that doesn’t rock? Arcade Fire.

What’s the difference between an Arcade Fire fan and someone who says they don’t like music? Self-awareness.

So is ‘The Suburbs’ an authentic reflection of the US and Canadian suburbs? As boring as all hell.

Arcade Fire fans. Isn’t it enough that 50,753,672 people already like yr fucking band? WHY DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO??????

Woke up this morning. Didn’t play any Arcade Fire. Felt fucking great.

Are Arcade Fire the ultimate rock bland?

didn’t play any Arcade Fire all day. felt brilliant

What do you feed an Arcade Fire fan at a dinner party? Doesn’t matter. They’ve got no taste.

RAGE 4: 14 February

Arcade Fire won Album of the Year at the Grammys? Wow. There’s validation for you. A music award from a bunch of people who don’t like music

Arcade Fire win a Grammy – the end of @pitchforkmedia as a plausible critical source?

Arcade Fire won album of the year. There is a GOD … and She’s in the pocket of corporate America, same as everyone else

ah well. at least it’ll stop those ‘indie’ rock musicians from being able to pretend they’re in the remotest bit ‘alternative’….

Weird how the Grammys didn’t matter yesterday to the indie kids. And now they do. Fucking wannabe corporate cock suckers

@all_ages where’s the blip? they’ve given the award to this year’s Coldplay. Plus ca change.

Arcade Fire – the Coldplay it’s still not OK to like.

what’s better than upsetting Arcade Fire fans? Upsetting more Arcade Fire fans

Yep. Arcade Fire are a gateway band for kids. A gateway to boredom.

13 Responses to that Arcade Fire Twitter rage in full

  1. Chopper February 13, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Hmm. Interesting that you should choose the Arcade Fire to vent your spleen at. A band renowned for having a loyal internet following. Nothing to do with attempting to increase the hit rate of this site?

    Either way I’m glad it’s brought Collapse Board to my attention. Seems worth a read.

    Personally, I like Arcade Fire a lot. I think they’re as good as it gets as far as bland-white-middle-class-indie goes and I don’t feel the need, as a bland-white-middle-class-man to apologise for liking them.

    Vampire Weekend on the other hand can burn in hell.

  2. Dave February 13, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I agree ET. They’re boring. And any band that draws U2 comparisons needs to give it up immediately.

  3. mmc February 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Let me imagine or predict how the band would or will react.

    They haven’t yet read this, because they spend little if any time in the blogosphere and social networks. They believe in spending their free time and energy improving themselves as artists, humanitarians, family members, etc. This is the right and responsible thing to do in their position of privilege. But they may eventually get around to reading this, after being alerted to it by trusted friends and colleagues who pay more attention to such things, and help filter them. They wouldn’t bite if it was just anyone or anything, but this is Everett True, and they know about him, his work and reputation and relevance and credibility, and they knew about him before their Plan B cover, and they probably respect and understand exactly where he’s coming from. They will take his words to heart, but they won’t bend to his demands, or rise to his standards.

    They will be interested in this topic, open to a conversation in theory, but again, time, energy, priorities. One member might write Everett a note, not thanking him exactly, not apologizing exactly, but demonstrating a keen understanding of the context in which they thrive and Everett rages.

    They won’t resent this, by any means. They understand it, and they regret it as much as he does, but they differ on how to deal with it. As people, they are practical, realistic, healthy, mature, balanced, caring, considerate, passionate, deeply concerned, socially responsible, etc. I’m sure they probably spend a lot of time reconciling a gnawing sense of unworthiness and futility with an empowering sense of responsibility and gratitude.

    What probably allows the Arcade Fire to exist is that after working as hard as they can, doing their due diligence and practicing hyper vigilance in all possible areas, they determine, not that it is WORTH continuing, or that it is NOT worth continuing, but that it is NOT NOT WORTH continuing, and that is probably what keeps them going.

  4. Wallace Wylie February 13, 2011 at 11:35 am

    God knows we need another band exploring the cultural emptiness and ennui of suburban existence. People often say to me “Wallace”, they say, “hasn’t the subject of suburban discontent, of the cultural loneliness and need to escape it’s clutches, it’s repressed sexuality, its alcoholism and broken marriages, its barely concealed bitter sense of defeat that hides behind its image of perfection…..well, hasn’t that all been covered before? How many movies have dealt with this very subject? Doesn’t it imply a narcissistic sense of importance and contain an overemphasised feeling of sadness that helps cover the feeling of middle-class guilt? Well, Wallace, doesn’t it?” You know what I say? “Fuck no. I’m digging a tunnel to your house mofo. It’s on”.

  5. lisa February 15, 2011 at 7:34 am

    are arctic monkeys and arcade fire the same band?

  6. Melissa February 15, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Fiery Ravens Everett!!!

    Do you not like Arcade Fire? I got that impression from your words above, you see. VERY INTUITIVE.

    I am a fan of Arcade Fire and think their albums are glorious (and I’m not even that bored or boring!), and am as surprised as anyone that they won a Grammy. But I also congratulate them. I suppose we’ll just have to sit on very opposing sides of the fence. Good day, Sir!

  7. Nicole February 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Arcade fire has proven their talent many times over, and deserves the win. Sorry that generic bands/artists didn’t take the spotlight as per usual, but THIS IS a band who deserved it. Its rare for a band who is not so known to win, but look at the bigger picture and realize that they are just like anybody else, looking to be respected and acknowledged in the music industry. You made Canada proud Arcade Fire, we love you!

  8. Everett True February 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Damn straight Nicole. Them and the Bare-Naked Ladies both!

  9. Ted February 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm


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  11. han March 19, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I dislike arcade fire- yet another example of some bad music being pushed upon us by business people in the music industry. Can’t they find something amazing to push on us instead?? Oh yeah- no pushing required when it’s good. This stuff has to be rammed down the throat and even then it’s hard to swallow and requires the skills of a bulimic to survive it plus some bleach to clear out the bad taste left in it’s wake…

  12. Harry March 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Ok, alright so you don’t like Arcade Fire, fine. However, I think you could use your time more effectively by berating a less talented band, or a band who has given in completely to mass consumerism (ie. Kings Of Leon aka KOL to all their post Only By The Night fans, don’t even get me started on their late-blooming fans). Just because a “community youth radio” which shall not been named has taken Arcade Fire under their wing, does not mean they should be discounted. It just means you have to deal with obnoxious hipsters who think “Arcade Fire” is the new buzzword, much like “Tiger Blood” is to any media outlet that needs to whore itself out to sell copies.

  13. Everett True March 20, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Kings Of Leon, you say? Step right up …

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