Is it possible for Arcade Fire to get any more favorable press? I've been reading all about how this band is the best new thing since the Beatles. I've heard good things from everyone who has heard them- except for Youthlarge. So I finally bought the damn thing and I've got to say that I'm less than impressed. That being said there are many bands who I love that I didn't particularly like the first time I heard them so maybe this band will grow on me. But I just don't see what the hype is about based on one listen.
Now the same thing can not be said for the Neko Case live album I also just listened to for the first time. Holy shit, she's great! I saw her perform with the Sadies this summer at Southpaw and loved it. This new cd features the Sadies and Neko together from a number of shows early in 2004. Most of the songs are covers and they are great- Loretta Lynn, The Shangri-las, and tons from Buffy St. Marie. Oh Neko.
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