Posted in TV | music on November 14, 2010

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"arcade fire. scarlett johansson. snl. win." - Paul

"Sometimes SNL shows me great new bands that I cant believe I haven't heard of... Arcade fire is not one of them #bandsthatsuck" - dj tillery

"I think I just became a fan of Arcade Fire." - Gregory

"I'm so confused by Arcade Fire. #SNL" - Vince Mahtani

"nick zinner from the yeah yeah yeahs is adding synth
for arcade fire on snl right now." - Christian Davis

"Could anything get more pretentious than Arcade Fire on SNL tonight? hitler youth haircuts, tron blazers and interpretive dances? Beat it."
- keith buckley of Epitaph-signed band Everytime I Die

"Arcade Fire (plus owen pallett) on SNL ...amazing" - Julie Foster

"Never heard Arcade Fire before.
Hope to never hear them again. Ugh." - Karen Sugarpants

"Regine and Win are so crazy/awesome/cute/spectacular.
Arcade Fire, I love you." - Andrew R

"whoa, arcade fire's snl performance was worse than ashlee simpson's. and the singer's hair was even worse than the performance." lisa cunningham

"Just watched The Arcade Fire on SNL.
Man, I'd love to see that band live." - Nicole Harpel

"Arcade fire is super weird." - Sarah Evans

"Could arcade fire be the worst band to ever grace snl?
Im beginning to think so." - Lauren Burdick

this was someone's ticket to see Arcade Fire on SNL (trishavirga)
Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire made their second appearance on Saturday Night Live last night (11/13/10). Videos from the show, and more below...

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show promo

Arcade Fire - "We Used To Wait" 11/13 SNL

Arcade Fire - "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" 11/13 SNL

a digital short w/ the band on the same episode (Youtube via AudioPerv)

official version of the digital short

Arcade Fire On TV - 11/13/10

And it looks like Arcade Fire decided to keep playing after the credits rolled....

"Snuck onto SNL tonight for the first time. Friggin Arcade Fire's giving a free concert post show. How cool!" - Questo of The Roots

Questlove's first picture of the "free concert"
Arcade Fire

"Mofos is goin crazy in here. ScarJo is damn near square dancin in front of me #arcadefiresnlconcert" - Questo of The Roots

Questlove's second picture of the "free concert"
Arcade Fire

someone's else's pic of the after-show... (scottfalconer)
Arcade Fire

...which didn't last that long...

"Holy shit... Aftershow 3 song set by Arcade Fire on SNL set
just blew my mind." - Scott Simons

and in 2007:



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Comments (174)

Anyone know if their partying in the city after SNL?

Posted by rob | November 14, 2010 1:05 AM

The whole band has the worst hair. You'd think one of the 12 or so would have better taste, but nope.....

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:06 AM

Dave Matthews 2010

Posted by NIGHTGOAT | November 14, 2010 1:18 AM

Who is this arcade fire? Fantastisch!!! Bad hair, but who cares. It's like The Cure reborn!!! Anyone know the name of the second song they played on SNL?

Posted by Killerkat | November 14, 2010 1:20 AM

Um, was this a SNL joke? This skit was terrible. Who in their right mind would think this was talent? Ew.

Posted by Elle | November 14, 2010 1:22 AM

Not the best performance, but still - great band and better music than most of what's out there.

Posted by Gene | November 14, 2010 1:28 AM

Second song was called Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains).

Posted by Gene | November 14, 2010 1:30 AM

just realized Jimmy from Boardwalk Empire totally rocks Win's haircut

Posted by fanny | November 14, 2010 2:04 AM

Didn't get it! 3 violins and didn't hear one of them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:18 AM

U.N. skit was funny til AFire's appearance

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:20 AM

Arcade Fire...damn good. Can they keep it up?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:25 AM

They rocked it, to those who actually like the band. Much better than 2007, looks like they're positioning themselves to be a great long-term SNL musical guest.

And fuuuuuuuck yooooooou dumbass from Everytime I Die say hi to Peter Dents for me.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:27 AM

227 cont Peter Wentz I mean, fuck this phonetyping I'm drunk.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:28 AM

From the looks of twitter, a bunch of tools tuned in looking for validation on why they're not fans. Many shrieks that AF sux seconds into their first song. Does any other band get as many complaints about how many band members they have? Did people ever say complain about the same dumb shit for Godspeed?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:32 AM

other (struggling) bands are jealous maybe? I was almost crying, which happens to me alot, when I witness amazing art and creativity. I only saw one of their performances on SNL tonight...it was around 12:30a maybe....and was awestruck. Very original sound. And the female lead? I loved the way she moved....she interpreted the music and move to it like a very creative dancer.... love love loved them!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:35 AM

Arcade Fire on SNL (song 1) Inspired me.

Posted by smplysmashing1 | November 14, 2010 2:52 AM

Should I apologize for loving this band? Sure there's plenty wrong with them. But I can't think of another current band I'd be more happy to call my favorite.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 2:54 AM

they're a fun band. saw them a few times in the past few years, each show was blast. i really like scrawl II something about regine's voice that gets to me.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:25 AM

Band sucked. First song was terrible. Second song was decent but that bitch has a jaw like a cash register.

Posted by Jeffy Scoville | November 14, 2010 3:29 AM

daft punk, where'd the pyramid go?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 5:32 AM

they was aight.. ive heard better by far

Posted by rap | November 14, 2010 7:30 AM

change your fucking clothes already...fucking hippies!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 7:44 AM

Indeed dude from Everytime I Die. I sorta like this band, accordingly, I hope when I have kids they never see this performance and find out I liked this group. They will certainly laugh at me if they do.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 8:04 AM

animal collective would have done a better job

Posted by Pete | November 14, 2010 8:46 AM

arcade fire is about the enter the wilderness.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 9:03 AM

Snl performances are always so awkward. They sound good but it's hard to look at. The only bands that didn't seem awkward on this show were FEAR, the Replacements, Nirvana and Radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 9:20 AM

to everyone saying Regine has the worst dance/interpretive moves ever: Y'all forgot Natalie Merchant.

Posted by soysalami | November 14, 2010 9:24 AM

did you hear the rumor? kate bush won't stop calling regine. kate wants her act back.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 9:48 AM

I never ended up getting the latest record, but I really like that "Sprawl II" song. Is the rest of the album that good?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 10:23 AM

I love anonymous shit talk.

It's whats made the internet feel so intimate.

Just remember, opinions are like assholes - everybody has one.

With that said Arcade Fire kinda honked.

And I agree SNL is dropping the ball on many levels, especially with the new band thing.

There's dozens of better bands with more heart and less springsteen, U2 posturing and neon all around the tri-state.

Posted by John O. | November 14, 2010 10:25 AM

aphorisms are like assholes--they're fun to say but what comes out of them still stinks.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 10:33 AM

opinions are like assholes 1025...yours stinks...nane nane nana

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 10:35 AM

What the hell does "nane nane nana" mean?

Posted by soysalami | November 14, 2010 10:44 AM

These tweets are so stupid...Arcade Fire are neither the best band to ever play SNL or the worst. They are simply a band that played SNL.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 10:49 AM

@10:23 – I'm not an AF fan, but The Suburbs is surprisingly good.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 10:51 AM

I loved neon bible and funeral.. not a huge fan of the suburbs. however it's really cool that a band like this is so popular (no major label, zero to no radio airplay). it was a fun performance. better than most top 40 shit they usually have.

it's not fair to compare every SNL performance to the radiohead kid a performances. those were legendary performances of the best band of our era at their peak.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 11:05 AM

OMG OMG OMG

THIS IS THE WORST BAND EVER!!!!

THE ARCADE DIRE LED BY WINNIE THE POOH

OMG OMG OMG

THIS IS WHAT ROCK MUSIC HAS DEVOLVED TO!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 11:11 AM

THIS AIN'T ROCK AND ROLL

THIS IS GENOCIDE!

SOMEONE PLEASE KILL THE ARCADE DIRE!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 11:14 AM

I URINATE ON THE HEAD OF WINNIE THE POOP, THE MOST PRETENTIOUS DOOFUS IN ROCK.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 11:19 AM

No one ever really sounds good through SNL's soundsystem, so I think they did pretty well. You're rarely able to hear the band's instruments, no matter who plays, unless it's a pop musician with a backing track.

As Arcade Fire gets bigger and more airtime, it's expected that the white noise of criticism from people like the Every Time I Die guy who will never see a venue larger than some 2nd rate club in Hartford, CT will only increase. That's what happens when a sub-culture seeps over into the "normal" person's world. But if it were Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj, OH MAN ARE THEY SO INVENTIVE AND GENUINE WITH THEIR WACKY OUTFITS AND ROBOT DANCES!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 11:36 AM

""Could anything get more pretentious than Arcade Fire on SNL tonight? hitler youth haircuts, tron blazers and interpretive dances? Beat it."
- keith buckley of Epitaph-signed band Everytime I Die"


HAHAHA... this made my morning..

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 11:43 AM

Sick of hearing about Arcade Fire. Talk about British Sea Power, AKA a better band. The singer of Arcade Fire should stop trying to look like Jason Voorhees without a mask.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 12:08 PM

First of all Arcade Fire rocks. Sure they went from being unknown to big stars overnight, but I think they handle it well. The people that say arcade fire sucks on this board and:

1. Have shitty music taste i.e think Kei$ha is great
2. Should buy Funeral and shut the fuck up

Posted by Arcade fan | November 14, 2010 12:15 PM

^^^ people on this board don't buy music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 12:26 PM

Hipsters that listen to fuckin hipster music will never understand the greatness of Every Time I Die's "Hot Damn." One of the best cds to come out in this decade.

Keith can write better lyrics than Win any day.......

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 12:29 PM

AF is a talented bunch of nerdy types. they did not go to rock charmschool or anything. that's why people relate to them, i think especially the female lead. sorta goofy but they should let the music speak for itself. sometimes they look like they are trying too hard with all the bono posturing and big violin bow movements. af is middle school orchestra fag goofy. thats their strength. i hope they don't become u2.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 12:30 PM

Um, sweetie I just heard you singing and I too, want you to stop. Take the hint.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 12:32 PM

Arcade Fire > Barack Obama

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 12:38 PM

Everytime I Die/Keith Buckley go take your garbage back to Warped Tour and waiting in line for blink182 autographs

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:19 PM

I LOVE LOVEL OVELVOE THEMMMMMMMMMM YAYYYYYYY

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:33 PM

^^ people on this board steal music

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:35 PM

If SNL "shows [you] great new bands that [you] cant believe [you] haven't heard of," you're not actually a music fan. They're not exactly digging too deep for unknown music guests.

"RIHANNA? WHO IS THIS??"

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:35 PM

Arcade MEH.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:36 PM

The Arcade Dire -- ugh

Rock isn't dead, but it sure smells funny.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:49 PM

Rock and roll went wrong when it stopped being cool and sexy and instead became the domain of ugly geeks like the Arcade Dire.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 14, 2010 1:52 PM

@9:20am...i agree 100%

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 1:56 PM

Rock being a contrived cool-and-sexy is not cool and sexy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:07 PM

I didn't say contrived cool and sexy -- I said cool and sexy.

Arcade Dire -- ugh.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:20 PM

To think they could have had GRINDERMAN on instead!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:22 PM

GRINDERMAN >>> THE ARCADE DIRE

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:24 PM

This just proves how hopped up on AF-ish bands the people that comment are. Not one comment on Scarlett, haha (I skimmed the thread)!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:36 PM

Arcade Fire and Scarlet Johansen? That's the most hipsterrific episode of SNL ever. This is not the same band that made Funeral. that was a good band. This band sucks and is boring as all hell!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:36 PM

After 50+ years of Rock any band doing cool and sexy IS contrived, but for argument sake what bands do you consider to be cool and sexy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:39 PM

Nick Cave will beat up Winnie The Poop Butler and leave him lying in a gutter.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:39 PM

OMFG this band is such a JOKE! The leader is a putz of the first order. What is wrong with kiddies today? Shoot some smack and listen to The Birthday Party!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:41 PM

Anyone who "does" cool and sexy isn't cool and sexy, just like anyone trying to "be hip" ain't hip: you either are or you aren't.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:43 PM

Real women find Grinderman sexy: who would you rather fuck, Nick Cave or Winnie Butler?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:45 PM

Jesus, why are people so fucking afraid to admit they like something?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:45 PM

i heard someone farted in the audience during "sprawl II" .... can someone please confirm this and in what section it took place?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:49 PM

Winnie really thinks he is something ... "the new Bono," huh? The old one was bad enough.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:53 PM

Nick Cave IS from 50+ years ago. What band with members who don't qualify for AARP do you consider to be cool and sexy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 3:57 PM

I'm enjoying how many of the anonymous anti-Arcade Fire comments - many of them consecutive - are very clearly from the same person.

I'm a huge fan of this band, but they don't always do themselves justice on TV. Wasn't their best performance, but I don't think SNL is kind to anybody, and I did laugh at the digital short purely because seeing Arcade Fire rip their shirts open was one of the weirdest things I've seen all year.

Posted by JD | November 14, 2010 4:03 PM

That's the problem: there aren't many cool and sexy younger bands, because the indie ethic considers that to be "rockist" and unhip. So people go out of their way to be drab and boring as they feel that gives them indie cred.

Nick Cave is 53 yrs old, so he must have been onstage in his diapers, then.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:05 PM

OMFG I HATE ARCADE DIRE

Posted by ARCADE DIRE GUY | November 14, 2010 4:11 PM

The pro-Arcade Dire posts are from Winnie Butler.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:14 PM

they won't ever be the new U2..because they can't write appealing songs. Period.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:20 PM

Dude, have you got a fucking learning disability?

Posted by Bardem | November 14, 2010 4:21 PM

4:20 -- I hope you're right -- we don't need a new Bono Vox ... one is more than enough ...

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:21 PM

Does Winnie imitate his hero Bono and refuse to pay his taxes?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:30 PM

Cool and sexy diapers.

Excellent choice with Nick Cave. My point being is that he is from a generation were cool and sexy can still come off as being authentic as opposed to the faux rock posturing of contemporary bands like the Kings of Leon.

I also want Rock to be cool, sexy and most of all dangerous, but it's all been done before — again and again.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:36 PM

whew, this just isn't good guys. get over trying to convince yourself otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:45 PM

ha you have it all wrong AF are art rock don't like it blame it on the David's(Bowie and Byrne) and VU.

SNL performance nothing special typical of most SNL band performances.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:52 PM

It's sad to think that one can no longer be unironically and unselfconsciously cool and sexy, at least in rock and roll, but maybe that's the case.

People are definitely not getting more sexy. Even an ugly dude like Serge Gainsbourg knew how to be sexy. Look at the women he scored.

Personally, I am getting a little sick of irony. A little goes a long ways.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 4:54 PM

I know Bowie likes AF, but why, I don't know.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 5:02 PM

Bowie was good when he wore a dress on SNL.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 5:04 PM

What would make a band or musician seem authentically dangerous in 2010? Does anyone think this possible?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 5:16 PM

Maybe you could be seen as dangerous if you went out and intentionally tweaked the Tea Party freaks ... took on the mantle of everything they hate and tell them you're out to corrupt their kiddies ... Seems funny now, of course, but Marilyn Manson was seen as dangerous for awhile ... but maybe it's not even possible to get a reaction with that anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 5:21 PM

The good thing about the Tea Party conservatism taking over the country is that it will afford more opportunities for transgression ... it's hard to be dangerous if there are no boundaries or limits ... when things get too liberal it's hard to offend anyone ... but the TP types have loads of barriers and lines they don't want crossed ... maybe some enterprising musician will collide with that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 5:25 PM

Pretty ridiculous post by Keith from ETID, considering they havent put out a good record in years...

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 6:39 PM

HAHA oh she really is the worst dancer

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 7:01 PM

AF? Back in my day it was AAF. I'm talking about motherfucking Alien Ant Farm. Fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 7:24 PM

Wow, certainly not the Arcade Fire i have known in the past. They were awful then, now they are down right terrible. If they are trying to follow the path of the cowboy junkies, wild strawberries, and the new pornographers..you'd think they would of found far better lead singers and lyrics.
This was a slap in the face to alternative music

Posted by Scott | November 14, 2010 7:42 PM

Another heap of trash to excite the preteen girlies while the rest of us 16 + plus are left scouting out 90's alternative music.

Posted by Scott | November 14, 2010 7:52 PM

Can I get some hummus up in here?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 9:23 PM

what took you so long, hummus man? i bet you were busy making hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 9:43 PM

Every Time I Die take the piss out of everything basically every waking second of their lives. The fact that you nerds are getting bent out of shape about it makes it ten times funnier. Keith and his band know how to have fun and put on amazing shows.

Posted by GregBX | November 14, 2010 10:11 PM

arcade fire were unbearable last night and I like them. Regine can't sing! (REVELATION !)

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2010 10:20 PM

i remember once being in an arcade and it caught fire. the name only brings back the nightmare of all those innocent arcade games going up in flames.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:50 AM

There actually was a fart in the crowd during Sprawl II!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:33 AM

SNL is just too stiff a gig to play well. I'm convinced. Will admit that neither of them have good voices. Still like the band, despite overearnest lyrics.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:29 AM

A great group of young people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:32 AM

OMFG I hate the Arcade Dire.

Good thing I went to see GRINDERMAN last night and heard some real rock and roll to make me forget these sad, miserable geeks led by Winnie The Poop.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:42 AM

The popularity of the Arcade Dire isn't much different than that of Justin Bieber.
Just a slightly older demographic. Music for sad little geeks. Winnie The Poop is a self-serious joke who needs a good swift kick in his smug ass. And get a decent haircut, fool.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 15, 2010 9:49 AM

So people go out of their way to be drab and boring as they feel that gives them indie cred.

Posted by the chainsaw sharpener | November 15, 2010 9:58 AM

Arcade Dire Guy = Henry Rollins

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:02 AM

Winnie thinks he is some profound visionary, when all he really is, is a smug, pear-shaped twat from Texas who hangs out with French-Canadians, who nobody else in Canada even takes seriously, never mind actual Frenchmen.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:06 AM

didn't like funeral or neon, like a handful of this record... but this performance was embarrassing. Suburbs and Ready to Start are fantastic. As Austin Powers would say, "That's about it."

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:11 AM

so 2004

Posted by bobby the rookie | November 15, 2010 10:26 AM

10:06 you crossed the line. He is not Pear Shaped! Celeray maybe but not PEAR! Take it back!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:30 AM

I lost a lot of respect for Bowie when he gave this cretinous AF clan his stamp of approval. No wonder David has been in hiding ever since!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:38 AM

Ask any Canadian outside of Quebec what they think of French-Canadians and French-Canadian "culture" ... ask any actual un-hyphenated French person as well. Arcade
Fire are all too redolent of what you see in Quebecois culture generally. Goofy and immature.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:42 AM

Is that Yoko Ono singing in Sprawl II?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:17 PM

There is so much hate on this thread...so much hate

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:07 PM

OMG OMG OMG OMFG I loathe the Arcade Dire!

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 15, 2010 1:19 PM

The clip of Sprawl II is one of the worst, most embarrassing things I've ever heard from a band that is supposed to be, *ahem,* great (or at least that's what Rolling Stone says). An out-of-tune, quasi-reggae MORish piece of crap with crappy pseudo-profound lyrics sung by a no-talent joke who does funny dance moves.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:13 PM

That smell wasn't a fart in the audience, but rather the stink emanating from the no-talent amateurs on the stage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:16 PM

Hopefully this disastrous SNL appearance sinks this pretentious band of rank amateurs to back to the minor leagues where they belong.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:18 PM

Win Butler wants to be the new Bono and/or Springsteen, but he really seems to be the new John Lennon: he's got the no-talent, pretentious wife-in-the-band thing down pat, now if he only had Lennon's musical ability.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:25 PM

HOLY SHIT -- is this band some kind of a JOKE?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:27 PM

wow. just wow.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:42 PM

I will admit, I am not the biggest arcade fire fan... But all this hate has me worried that your dietary intake may be giving you constipation and puting you in a bad mood. Perhaps try some hummus and see how you feel the next day. :)

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 2:46 PM

why are people here acting like they're only just now hearing arcade fire? TROLLS!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 3:14 PM

I find it weird that people actually hate Arcade Fire. I've always thought they were overrated, but they aren't actually terrible. Just meh. All their songs sound the same to me. There's one song on Funeral I can still dig, but it's not the one Win sings.

Posted by Aaron | November 15, 2010 3:38 PM

yeah definitely overrated but they're still fucking great, mostly. all these haters need is a nice bowl of hummus

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 4:41 PM

Stick your hummus where the sun don't shine, pal. The Arcade Dire are the nadir of the indie aesthetic -- or put more simply, they fucking blow.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 15, 2010 6:05 PM

its surprising but it shouldn't be surprising to read stuff like this. Funny how no one said anything close to "Arcade Dire" in 2004 or 2007. But when you show people you aren't going away and you are only getting bigger this is what happens. Now everyone can get back to pretending they've always hated this wonderful band

Posted by matt | November 15, 2010 6:05 PM

Anyone who can watch those SNL clips and still talk about this "wonderful band" is either insane or a member of Arcade Dire.

And yes, I've loathed this band of cretins ever since I heard their extremely overrated platter of crap Funeral.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:16 PM

Note to David Bowie: you can quit hiding now, everyone makes a mistake -- it must have been the heart meds that made you think Arcade Dire had talent.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 15, 2010 6:18 PM

6:16:

well then you're a fucking idiot if you somehow think the SNL performance represents the band as a whole. And no, I don't believe you've loathed them since hearing Funeral; I believe thats what you tell strangers on the internet

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:26 PM

So you admit that these guys sucked the big one on SNL!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:28 PM

I admit that this was not as good as seeing them live in a venue other than SNL. Saw them at Lollapalooza this past summer and it was epic. And not epic because I'm somehow expected to think that but because they know what they're doing live.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:38 PM

(to the tune of "Another Brick In The Wall")

"WE DON'T NEED NO / NEW BROOCE SPRINGSTEEN"

"WE DON'T NEED NO / NEW BON-O"

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:45 PM

WTF? Is this band a joke put together by Lorne Michaels?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 6:56 PM

That loud sucking sound you hear is Arcade Dire's career rapidly going down the drain...

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 15, 2010 7:04 PM

NEON BIBLE IS FAIRLY UNDERRATED

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 7:23 PM

"That loud sucking sound you hear is Arcade Dire's career rapidly going down the drain.."

is that what happens when you sell out MSG? if so then I better enjoy them while I can

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 7:34 PM

is Arcade "Dire" really the best you could come up with? Are you a writer for Mad Magazine?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 8:00 PM

Some of these comments are just too weird to make any sense. Actually I have been listening to the Suburbs for three months now. My teenage daughter thinks that I have become totally strange (although she listens to it on her iPod as well) but I haven't listened to a whole album over and over again since the 1970s. So lets all start dissing AF because it is so cool to be contrary!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 8:02 PM

Look at Winnie the Poop with his "thousand yard stare." He wants you to think he is so heavy, maaaaaaaaaaan. He wants you to think he is such a rawk and role gawd. He is the king of alienation for the post-Justin Bieber generation. Oh yeah, the Arcade Dire, dude: shallow music for shallow people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 8:49 PM

"Is Arcade 'Dire' really the best you could come up with?"

Hey bud, you got something better, let's hear it.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 15, 2010 8:55 PM

"Actually I have been listening to the Suburbs for three months now. My teenage daughter thinks that I have become totally strange."

She's right. And if that platter of shite is the only album you listened to since the 1970s, you are not to be taken seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 8:59 PM

man I hate this fucking band

they made one catchy record six years ago where they ripped neutral milk hotel and mixed it with emo and interpol... since then who the fuck gives a crap.

even that early shit doesn't age well. these guys are barely a historical footnote and an embarrassment in any iTunes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:18 PM

"Hey bud, you got something better, let's hear it."

There will always be Fart Gay Choir or Part Gay Choir.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:36 PM

"There will always be Fart Gay Choir or Part Gay Choir."

Nah -- too homophobic sounding.

I find "Arcade Dire" more accurately descriptive of the band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:52 PM

"they made one catchy record six years ago where they ripped neutral milk hotel and mixed it with emo and interpol... since then who the fuck gives a crap."

Yeah, I think they ripped The Cure more than Interpol, but point taken. Winnie Butler started seeing himself as a profound rock god after he got some success, when he's really just a self-serious nitwit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:56 PM

Winnie the Poop

Posted by Arcade | November 15, 2010 10:59 PM

now I know AF haters are desperate when they start making shit up from out of nowhere. How does Win Butler see himself has some sort of "profound rock god?" Is it when he makes good music, donates money to charitable organizations or gets a haircut you don't like? Come up with something better next time you post something

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:02 PM

1.Winnie makes crap music.

2.Isn't that nice that he donates to charity -- doesn't mean his music is good or that he isn't a pretentious twerp.

3. His haircut is one aspect of his pretension. His crappy lyrics and mediocre music are others.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:07 PM

you might want to get a thesaurus because putting the word "pretentious" in front of everything doesn't validate your point. Saying the music, haircut, style, lyrics and overall image of the band is pretentious is another way of saying "I'm not sure why I don't like this band."

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 11:13 PM

OMG, HOW I LOATHE THE ARCADE DIRE.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 15, 2010 11:17 PM

Why are these assholes still signed to Merge at this point? Didn't Superchunk make enough money off Funeral?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 3:22 AM

I see the disastrous Arcade Dire appearance on SNL has now been yanked from YouTube ... hahhaha ... too late, Winnie! We all know how totally crap you are, you putz.

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 16, 2010 8:44 AM

Somewhere in Manhattan, David Bowie is cringing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 8:58 AM

Bowie lives full time in Woodstock, NY but either way, I highly doubt that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:13 AM

^^^^ The usual wrong information dispensed by idiots who think they know. Bowie does not live full time in Woodstock. Just one of the places he lives and he also has a place in the city he spends quite a bit of time in.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:23 AM

Well I know his kids go to school in Woodstock... sorry if knowing that information led me to believe that he also lives there.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:30 AM

Notice that Bowie has been in hiding ever since he appeared with Arcade Dire. He must feel very silly about pimping them now. And, errr, Bowie is filthy rich and certainly does have an place in Manhattan with Iman. I think he can afford more than one abode, no?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:34 AM

dude if you hate arcade fire so much, maybe you should stop obsessing over them. i have all their albums, yet i've never thought to put this much time into even talking about them on the internet. you need help.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:37 AM

It takes very little of my time to obsess over the Arcade Dire, actually. It's a dirty job and someone's got to do it!

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 16, 2010 9:40 AM

this thread proves otherwise... when you look back on a life of trolling on message boards, i hope you feel some sense of accomplishment. it may be the only thing stopping you from ending your depressing life.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:43 AM

"Well I know his kids go to school in Woodstock"


Loser, you know nothing. Trust Me. Just stop with what you think you know.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:45 AM

I'm sure you wish I'd croak because then I wouldn't be able to say....

OMFG I LOATHE THE ARCADE DIRE!

Posted by Arcade Dire Guy | November 16, 2010 9:48 AM

I don't picture Herr Bowie's kids mixing with the hoi polloi, that's for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:50 AM

they build it up just to burn it back down..

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:51 AM

Winnie the Poop looked around and had a major revelation: the suburbs are a weird place to live! Very original. Tell it to David Lynch.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 11:02 AM

about as original as Winnie the Poop. its nice to see 2nd graders exploring the internet

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 6:04 PM

OMFG what an ugly, untalented band!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 5:48 AM

Nothing about this band's performance worked. The lyrics were ridiculous, the "music" was just the same chord being hammered out endlessly, and the interaction with the audience was laughable. When the lead singer left the stage to go out in the audience, nobody there wanted to be anywhere near him. It's as if they all sensed a dud in the making and wanted no part of it. So how does the rest of the band cover? They all paste these looks on their faces like this is the coolest thing ever. It wasn't.

Posted by abq | November 19, 2010 12:20 AM

I'm not sure you understand how SNL works. Maybe it was your fist time watching it. The audience isn't there for the musical guest so it is possible that some didn't like AF. No one gets up and dances during the show. They sit in their seat and watch. Thats it. You're putting too much thought into this

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2010 1:18 AM

OMG OMG OMG i LOATHE THE ARCADE DIRE

Posted by adg | November 24, 2010 10:03 AM

OMG OMG OMG I *STILL* LOATHE ARCADE DIRE!

Posted by ADG | November 29, 2010 8:57 AM

OMG OMG OMG you're *STILL* a pathetic human being

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2010 9:12 AM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 21, 2011 2:07 AM

That loud sucking sound you hear is Arcade Dire's career rapidly going down the drain...

Posted by Msn Baby Boomers Chat Room | May 31, 2013 9:21 PM

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