Arcade Fire - Porno
Here is how to listen to an Arcade Fire album:
1. Play it on loop behind some work you’re doing for a few days.
2. Wait for it to make the shift from noise to familiar patterns.
3. Listen to it three thousand more times.
4. Fall in love with it.
AF is one of those bands that I love so damned much, but I HAVE to let their new stuff grow on me. Because to be honest, they are just too fucking smart for me. They are TOO good. Their songs are so complicated that I have to actually PRACTICE liking them until I actually like them. Because they have mastered what my other favorite bands like The National and The Killers have mastered: the art of making songs that play behind you.
Here is what I mean:
When you listen to their songs, you get AHEAD of the songs. You love the verse because you know what’s coming in the chorus. You love this slow part because you know he’s about to yell. The actual part of the song playing in your ear is behind the part playing in your head.
And that’s some wizard shit that can’t be faked.
Just wait for this chorus.
Three thousand and one times.