Scot Scoop News

‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

ugh

The+cover+of+%22Everything+Now%22+by+Arcade+Fire+features+tranquil+scenery.
The cover of

The cover of "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire features tranquil scenery.

Arcade Fire/Promotional Material

Arcade Fire/Promotional Material

The cover of "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire features tranquil scenery.

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






“Everything Now” is by far the weakest album in Arcade Fire’s discography. Arcade Fire turns away from everything that made them likable and unsuccessfully attempts to become a dance music group.

Arcade Fire is a Montreal-based Indie-Rock powerhouse; the members include Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, and Jeremy Gara. They’ve achieved widespread success and critical acclaim. I personally enjoy every album of theirs up to this point.

The first two tracks of this album, “Everything Now” and “Signs of Life,” are by far my favorites.

The ABBA-inspired piano disco vibes of the title track are fantastic. The Afro-funk inspired bass and the four on the floor, click-clack percussion work really well together, making for a satisfying listen.

However, besides these two tracks, this album doesn’t really have much else to offer.

On many tracks, the band attempts to push forth a politically conscious message, which they’ve done well before. However, on this album, it doesn’t really seem like they have anything interesting to say.

Peter Pan” is a vomit-inducing reggae nightmare. Every single moment of this song is torture. The lyrics are frustratingly idiotic and add nothing to the overarching concept of the album. This is easily my least favorite track on the album.

Chemistry” is so jaunty and saccharine that it saps all enjoyment of the song. Arcade Fire again goes for a reggae-fusion aesthetic and fails. The lyrics are sickeningly predatory and offer none of the joy and playfulness it was attempting to portray.

Other tracks, like “Infinite Content” and “Infinite_Content,” are offensively lazy. These are two versions of one unfinished song. The verses are suffocatingly repetitive and the instrumentals are subpar at best. These tracks just further show that the band is really out of ideas.

Although there are a few good tracks on this album, it is unsatisfactory as a package. Save yourself 47 minutes and avoid this album.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
(Visited 4 times today)

Leave a Comment

We invite comments and responses to our content. Comments will be published that are deemed appropriate and relevant.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    ‘Truth or Dare’ fails to scare audience

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    Cardi B is No.1 on the charts once again

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a unique experience

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    Nikka Ramen serves great food for hungry travelers

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    Bubble & Wrap serves flavorful treats

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    ‘Game Over, Man!’ struggles to meet low expectations

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Campus

    San Mateo eatery sets the bar for delicious ramen

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    Panic! At the Disco releases songs for upcoming album, ‘Pray for the Wicked’

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    Go Fish Poke tops all other poke places

  • ‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

    Reviews

    Vitality Bowls serves hearty açaí bowls

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.
‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment