Friday, November 19th, 2010

Arcade Fire, "The Suburbs"

Spike Jonze directed this video for the title track from Arcade Fire's latest album, and now here you are watching it. It's funny how life works sometimes. [Via]

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iantenna (#5,160)

yup, still boring.

sailor (#396)

Never understood the suburbs except as a possible exit cue.

acey duce (#1,423)

I feel like this is almost like a sympathy post from the bottom of Balk's heart. He feels sorry for Arcade Fire just like everyone else does. Such a great band name, with such ungreat music.

cherrispryte (#444)

NO. I have had "Rebellion" stuck in my head for the past 4 days straight, and I refuse to poison my poor brain with additional Arcade Fire.


wb (#2,214)

It really was pretty scary when SWAT came and took Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba.

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

Can someone explain this video to me? Because when a trusted pal told me “it sucks”, I didn’t understand what they meant until I was 50% through. I mean the first half makes sense: Suburb white kids bored and doing bored suburban kid stuff. Then the second half with the military police and the kid getting beat up? What? Are they like National Guard brats and some other crap.

Oh yeah, their music is soooo meh. People actually get excited to see/hear this? The Bowie influence is cloying at best.

I see the pastime of hating well-crafted music in order to gain some social credit is alive and well here at The Awl. Great stuff.

iantenna (#5,160)

i see that assuming somebody's hatred is a calculated move rather than just pure, subjective dislike is also doing fine. also, well-crafted is not a reason to like something, unless we're talking about a quilt or a wicker chair.

LondonLee (#922)

I don't mind them but I think the reason they've gotten so big is the public need for another U2 and there were no other contenders around.

sbma44 (#2,565)

+1. Everyone is so cool these days! It's all kind of exhausting.

mrschem (#1,757)

I feel like I saw this video back in the summer, except it had a bunch of redheads.

awkwardsilencer (#8,714)

I thought this video was intended for James Brown during the 80s. check this out..

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