Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Tag: arcade fire

Initial reflektions

So, as you’ve probably heard, Arcade Fire last night released onto the internet the first song from their new album. You’ve probably not only heard this fact, but have heard the song, and read a bunch of blogs and tweets debating it. And yet I still can’t resist adding my £0.02/$0.02. I like to add to the noise. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 Anti-List (Part One)

Postman at ChristmasWhile I really enjoy other people’s end of year lists, I have always been hopeless at putting mine together. I’m not one of those “You can’t rank art!” people, but I am pretty indecisive, and prone to moments of insecurity, where I worry that if I haven’t listened to every single major music release in a year, then how can I be in a position to judge an album of the year? So, these kind of minor histrionics have delayed me posting any sort of Best of 2010 list. Until now that is. You lucky things. Read the rest of this entry »

Nostalgia Rock! (Thoughts on Hypnagogic pop, Ghost Box, Ariel Pink, Arcade Fire)

Polaroid image of a portable radioMusic has always borrowed from the past. ‘Pop Will Eat Itself’ is not just the name of an old English indie band. It is a pretty succinct summation of what popular music was, is and will be. Yet, of late, there have been many interesting developments that go beyond mere pastiche or obvious imitation. Read the rest of this entry »

The Suburbs by Arcade Fire

The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.

How about this hot new band, eh?

But seriously, I’m rather looking forward to hearing more of this sort of thing soon, when the album comes out.

Now the World Cup is over, maybe I’ll acknowledge there is more to life than twenty two men kicking a ball around and start writing about other subjects. Should be fun. For me, at least. And maybe for you, with any luck, dear reader.