Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Arcade Fire sucks


Yes, I said it. They suck. Have you heard this poor excuse for a new single? I mean, it's like their record label held them at gunpoint and said, "Listen, we need a hit, not for you all to do your best Bruce Springsteen impression and fail miserably." This new song "Ready To Start" off of their upcoming The Suburbs is pretty accurately titled. They're ready to start pissing me off and force me to kick a puppy or a homeless guy. It's seriously godawful and lacking of any real creativity. The beginning riff is a ripoff of something that I just can't think of right away. And that makes me even more pissed off.

So how about this? I write a faux letter of sorts to the Arcade Fire.

Dear Arcade Fire,

Please stop making this music. As I write this, my ears are bleeding and I'm taking four different prescriptions to keep the seizures your music causes at bay. You are not a gay clone of Bruce Springsteen. Enclosed, please find the picture of a dead bird. This bird did not die by being hit by a car. No, I happened to have my windows open playing your atrocious new single, "Ready To Start", and it simply fell from the sky. If I believed in a God, I would take this as a sign to stop playing your music. Please go back to the days of Funeral and make me feel as though you care about what you make. Thank you.

Regards,
Walt Zink


Now, unfortunately I will be posting this poor excuse for a song.








Download The Arcade Fire - Ready To Start

18 comments:

Chai said...

sounds pretty good...you should listen again...if you still think it sounds like the boss(WTF?) then maybe you ought to hang it up(i could hear the influence on "neon bible" but not here)

Daniel J. Molenaar said...

it's ARCADE FIRE

there's no "the".

if you're going to pile shit on a band, at least get their name right. :p

the10thjenerator said...

Who cares about the name? Anyway, I'm with you on this one. No creativity. Whatsoever. I'm disappointed.

However, did you see how popular your post got on hypem? I hope it's just people listening and going, "Wow, what happened to that band?"

Walt Zink said...

chai - bands don't suddenly drop their influences. this is a craptacular song that will ONLY get played because it's arcade fire.

daniel - i think by adding "the", i'm just adding to their pompous look. a few friends of mine have worked with them. very few nice words were said about them. the phrase "high and mighty" was bandied about fairly often.

the10th - this band got real bad, real quick. i pray the same doesn't hold true for wolf parade (their first gig, if i remember correctly, was to open for arcade fire). then again, i think spencer krug is head and shoulders above win butler with regard to songwriting. butler is a hack.

Torben said...

I agree with you. In fact, I bet that you could construct this same song entirely from bits of other indie-rock from the past 25 years. I guess if someone listens to it without thinking that it's been done 1000 times before then maybe it is more enjoyable.

TJ said...

No talent or creativity at all. It's just the same boring, repetitive chords jangling over and over from start to end. There's no verses or chorus or hook to it at all. The singer has that voice that I hate in all this new music. Sounds like right before he went up to sing somebody kicked him square in the nuts and he said, "screw it I'm singing it anyway"

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Fritz said...

I just heard a song by Arcade Fire and was inspired to google "Arcade Fire sucks," which took me to your website.

Glad to find some like-minded people. God this band sucks so bad.

Colin said...

The song it sounds like at the beginning is a rip off of Keep the Car Running, I believe, also by Arcade fire and from Neon Bible.

loganblahblah said...

i did the same thing fritz did

mookie said...

glad we are all on the same page! keep letting us know how you feel about this band!

...and thanks for taking the time to read this post!

Michael said...

my reaction is more along of the lines of: meh. style fatigue. I'm ready for the "it" indie sound to move on and be something else now.

David said...

Arcade Fire...does SUCK...donot get it??...geeeezzzz....

Matthew Rocha said...

Are you better than arcade fire?

Walt Zink said...

Yes. I'm fantastical and shoot rainbows from my bum. THAT alone makes me better.

blackhawksfan54 said...

I wish they'd just change their name or call it quits and do something else.

I'm fed up of finding Arcade Fire everywhere when I search the internet for arcade stuff not related to the band.

I don't get why people like this band. Musically- the band sucks. To me they sound like a very very awful re-hash of Smashing Pumpkins or weezer and just follow the lame-o trend of crappy bands today who don't play solos or show any prowess at their instrument. Its just get up there and act stupid on the stage so it seems... weezer started all that stuff but that's how it is I guess.

Arcade Fire is too hipster and wicker parkish...

iloveyou said...

I'm watching them on SNL right now and the black eyed peas' superbowl halftime show comes to mind

CuTRis said...

I saw this band on SNL and turned the TV off and went to bed before they finished playing. I knew if I listened to more, I would ever get those precious seconds of my life back.