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Noel Gallagher @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Noel Gallagher

You know you've made it when Noel Gallagher starts dissing you. In a new year-end interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher, who's had a "dog-shit year," was asked about some of 2013's bigger LPs. He likes David Bowie's ("fucking masterpiece") and Yeezus ("fucking great") and Disclosure's Settle ("fucking mega"). Arcade Fire? Not as much. In typical style:

I haven't heard it. Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you've got an hour and a half to listen to a fucking record?
Someone should remind Gallagher that Oasis' third album, Be Here Now, was a double album that clocks in two minutes longer than Reflektor. He also has a few words about Arcade Fire's "super not mandatory" dress code:
That is to take away from the shit disco that's coming out of the speakers. Because everybody's dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. "What was the gig like?" "I don't know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies." "Yeah, but what was the gig like?" "Ah, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer."
You've got plenty of time to get your UFO suit ready for Arcade Fire's three Barclays Center shows, which happen August 22, 23 & 24 of 2014. Tickets are still available for the first two, and the 8/24 show goes on sale December 13 with an AmEx presale starting Monday (12/9) at 10 AM.

Gallagher was also asked about Miley Cyrus, to whom he offers this advice:

Be good. Don't be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and fucking shit on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, "Wow, fucking hell, that's outrageous!" But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it's just a shit on top of a boiled egg. That's all it is. If I was to go to your office and play you a song that I'd just written that was amazing, that would be better, wouldn't it?
There's lot more where that came from and you can read the whole interview at Rolling Stone.

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Comments (42)

Rolling Stone is shit but he's awful silent on that, isn't he?

Posted by wah wah | December 6, 2013 10:25 AM

Oasis is more relevant than Obama.

Posted by Kanye West | December 6, 2013 10:27 AM

This dude is literally never right about anything but he's 100% right about Arcade fire.

Thank you very much
Larry Fitzmaurice

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:33 AM

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Posted by <3 1997 | December 6, 2013 10:36 AM

"Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole"


I really like Arcade Fire and the new album but that line above is pure fucking gold.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:39 AM

I wish someone talented and respected would insult Arcade Fire, would be much more validating than this dude.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:39 AM

You can't argue with that kind of supporting evidence.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:41 AM

You may not agree with Noel, but you have to admit he has a way with words. He would fit in perfectly here at BV.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:42 AM

I never liked Noel. But I do now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:43 AM

Noel most likely posts on BV in the comments section

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:45 AM

NG is so upset with Arcade Fire he may file a lawsuit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:51 AM

Miley Cyrus is ahead of her time.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 10:57 AM

Amazing. Seriously, you guys should read the full piece, it's all gold.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:00 AM

Noel is a genius.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:04 AM

Noel is the man.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:06 AM

radiohead sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:08 AM

Personally, I love Oasis. I don't know what you chillwave, grunge-reviving hipsters are talking about.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:09 AM

I envy anyone who has partied with Noel.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:21 AM

He is 1000% correct...also Arcade Fire aren't very good songwriters - 95% of what they produce will be remembered in 10 years

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:22 AM

ahem..will not be remembered

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:23 AM

I once saw Noel/Liam around 7:00am on a weekday in Manhattan on my way to work in early 2000. They had a dude with them who looked like the kind of dude from Manchester that beats people up for a living. Both were shitfaced and Liam was yelling at Noel on the sidewalk calling him a 'nipple'

Made my day!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 11:39 AM

Wow I never liked the dude but he's spot on. Who is buying Arcade Fire's BS. That shit is boooooooooooooring

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:11 PM

I'd rather play Centipede in flames than listen to Arcade Fire

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:12 PM

The once and future King. First two Oasis albums still classic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 12:16 PM

Noel Gallagher rules. The boiled egg bit is great.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 1:13 PM

also, re: miley, NG, no one would care if you were naked. people cared about miley being naked because she is attractive to some of them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 1:45 PM

can't stand oasis but this guy is DEAD ON about arcade fire. they simply suck.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:09 PM

If anyone has a right to discuss their opinions on bloated double albums then Noel Gallagher deserves chime in. Be Here Now, although a monster seller initially, was the death knell to the golden era of Oasis. They never quite recovered from the fallout and it was all diminished returns following that release. Personally I love the record but admittedly its too long and over blown. Arcade Fire at their finest couldn't hold a candle to Noel's songwriting even at its worst.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:34 PM

Even Noel admits Be Here Now was a mess though. I enjoy it too, but you can practically smell the cocaine on that album.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 2:55 PM

…and it's a beautiful aroma.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:09 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAH 11:39!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:15 PM

Noel is a genius.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 3:51 PM

I am so angry at Noel's comments I could just drive a car right into a Trader joe's right now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 4:04 PM

I haven't done drugs in years but I probably would with Noel.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 4:32 PM

I partied with Liam and Noel in 1995. Epic.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 5:24 PM

I loved Be Here Now, but yes I agree its way too long (something Noel has addressed MANY times).
Still, Be Here Now isn't a double album. Check your facts.
Also, the whole point of his comment is music listeners don't have the attention span in 2013 to listen to an album over an hour. They might have back when Be Here Now came out in 1997.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2013 7:56 PM

He blasts a record he's never heard. Grade A tool. If anyone has free time, it's him.

Posted by Tablet | December 7, 2013 12:09 AM

Noel Gallagher is an asshole. Only shit comes out of his mouth.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 7:11 AM

No one's head is further up their own ass than the creator of "Yeezus" and his adoring fans, many of whom write for Rolling Stone.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2013 12:24 PM

"Shit disco" is much too kind an assessment of Arcade Fire.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2013 1:35 PM

Hummus Disco is my favorite genre

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2013 2:01 PM

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