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Arcade Fire — Rococo
Album: The Suburbs
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Released: 2010
Length: 3:55
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Let's go downtown and watch the modern kids
Let's go downtown and talk to the modern kids
They will eat right out of your hand
Using great big words that they don't understand

They say, Rococo, Rococo, Rococo, Rococo
Rococo, Rococo, Rococo, Rococo

They build it up just to burn it back down
They build it up just to burn it back down
The wind is blowing all the ashes around
Oh my dear God, what is that horrible song they're singing

Rococo, Rococo, Rococo, Rococo
Rococo, Rococo, Rococo, Rococo
Rococo, Rococo, Rococo, Rococo
Rococo, Rococo, Rococo, Rococo
Rococo... Rococo...

They seem wild but they are so tame
They seem wild but they are so tame
They're moving towards you with their colors all the same
They want to own you but they don't know what game they're playing

(Rococo... Rococo... Rococo... Rococo...
Rococo... Rococo... Rococo... Rococo... Rococo...)
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C'mon,

This is worse than getting teeth pulled!

Enough of this band.
10. I don't know what some of you are listening to.
 auditpusd wrote:
Which makes perfect sense, given that the gods at Wikipedia tell us, in the linked side panel, that Arcade Fire play "Baroque Pop"

If a vinyl disc of theirs gets damaged, is that then a Baroquen record?

<Sorry>

kcar wrote:

One might say you were going for Baroque.

William F. Buckley Jr. laughing
William F. Buckley, Jr. deliberately breaking his thumb to stop laughing at his own joke


 {#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana_2}

And the bananas dance on.
 

 

Which makes perfect sense, given that the gods at Wikipedia tell us, in the linked side panel, that Arcade Fire play "Baroque Pop"

If a vinyl disc of theirs gets damaged, is that then a Baroquen record?

<Sorry>

kcar wrote:

One might say you were going for Baroque.

William F. Buckley Jr. laughing
William F. Buckley, Jr. deliberately breaking his thumb to stop laughing at his own joke


 {#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana_2}

And the bananas dance on.
 

LIKE!!!!! {#Music}
 ckevin63 wrote:
Really great band. Really bad song.

 
Must be the worst they ever made.
Really great band. Really bad song.
I'm surprised that out of all the people who expressed dislike for this song, no one has thrown the line "Oh my dear God, what is that horrible song they're singing" back at these guys. 
I just upped this from a PSD to a sucko barfo. 
Oh boy, this really sucks!
Always something about this one I like....{#Music}
Rocky Rococ......ROAD!
 Carl wrote:
 idiot_wind wrote:
Never has a band with so many members and intruments make such boring, mediocre music.
 
Never has a comment fit its author's name so well! 

unfortunately, the idiot is somewhat right. It is one of arcades worst and most boring tracks... Their earlier work (Funerals and selftitled EP especially) is far superior to suburbs...

as always, a sequel doesnt live up to its predecessor :(
 mikedill wrote:
My two kids, 2 and 3 years old, just spent the last five minutes jumping up and down and screaming Rococo. Okay, I was screaming it too.

 
One might say you were going for Baroque.

William F. Buckley Jr. laughing
William F. Buckley, Jr. deliberately breaking his thumb to stop laughing at his own joke


 {#Bananasplit}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Dancingbanana_2}

And the bananas dance on.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Never has a band with so many members and intruments make such boring, mediocre music.
 
Never has a comment fit its author's name so well!
Never has a band with so many members and intruments make such boring, mediocre music.


I'll take a 4 piece that can actually deliver hooks  anytime.... 
 mikedill wrote:
My two kids, 2 and 3 years old, just spent the last five minutes jumping up and down and screaming Rococo. Okay, I was screaming it too.

 
My baby did the same with the song The Police "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da". Tons of fun.
I go coo coo for Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Co Puffs.
 mikedill wrote:
My two kids, 2 and 3 years old, just spent the last five minutes jumping up and down and screaming Rococo. Okay, I was screaming it too.

 
..now we know where they get it from..
My two kids, 2 and 3 years old, just spent the last five minutes jumping up and down and screaming Rococo. Okay, I was screaming it too.
 kingart wrote:
I used to like them, but it's all over now... The more I hear of Arcade Fire the more I find them predictable, monotonous and annoying. TG for the PSD. 
 
I credit part of that sentiment to the singer's voice, it annoys pretty fast.
 daedalus wrote:
I can't see what all the fuss is about either.
No recognisable melodies and plenty of people giving it large on the cacophone...
 
Every song of theirs has a melody, whether or not you recognize them.  They may not necessarily be "great" melodies, but that's another matter.
I used to like them, but it's all over now... The more I hear of Arcade Fire the more I find them predictable, monotonous and annoying. TG for the PSD. 
I like them a lot, but definetely not this song.
I can't see what all the fuss is about either.
No recognisable melodies and plenty of people giving it large on the cacophone...
I reeeeally don't like these guys.
 gemtag wrote:

The IRS monitors this site regularly. Congrats on outing yerself. Oops, I mean yourself.
 
Wink!
 Grammarcop wrote:
Late Baroque. Very late Baroque.
 
The IRS monitors this site regularly. Congrats on outing yerself. Oops, I mean yourself.
Late Baroque. Very late Baroque.

 
SinisterDexter wrote:
I think they're singing about Rocky Rococo from Firesign Theater.
 

RIP Peter Bergman

None of us will ultimately Beat the Reaper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3zZ_ih0Jpc
I find it works the same for me. Maybe songs that stick with you after a first listen are too dependent on a catchy hook or processed with too much "glossy veneer" - overcompressed and so on. Maybe like a magazine cover model - at first glance nice to look at, but if you stared at that image long enough you would find a visual absence of character, detail, interest.

Few songs that I have enjoyed longer than a month have ever grabbed me at first. The grow on me like trees - just a seed at first.


 gemtag wrote:
At first listening I thought eh.

After many listenings it has slowly grown on me to the point where this is a totally great song.

This happens a lot. A song I love from the start becomes tiresome shortly after a few listens. And songs I feel eh about to start become real favorites.

Though Arcade fire lacks the precision or complexity of many bands I like, they have an energy and style I find unique in modern bands.  
 

I do LOVE this tune!  Awesome stuff.  The band truly IS "all that!"
At first listening I thought eh.

After many listenings it has slowly grown on me to the point where this is a totally great song.

This happens a lot. A song I love from the start becomes tiresome shortly after a few listens. And songs I feel eh about to start become real favorites.

Though Arcade fire lacks the precision or complexity of many bands I like, they have an energy and style I find unique in modern bands.  

 Mike_Sneade wrote:
{#Notworthy}  Yes believe the hype. They are that good !!!!!
 

Yes, I was thinking the same thing except exactly the opposite. These guys are getting away with murder if they are making any money.
 collator wrote:

Stop using great big words that you don't understand ;-)
 
Stop accusing people of using great  big words that YOU don't understand. {#Roflol}
mmmm LOVE this song, first time ive heard this band, will have to investigate, so nice to hear layers and atmosphere and... EMOtion :-)
 ziggytrix wrote:
if it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.
 
Stop using great big words that you don't understand ;-)


I think they're singing about Rocky Rococo from Firesign Theater.
Damn! I saw AF at MSG last summer.. the first show on august 4th and it blew my mind.  I had listened to the album a few times before the show but I never really noticed this song. BUT THEN!! Rococo really stood out as a mega-kick-ass-lift-you-ff-your-seat live number! MAN!! Every time I hear that I am transported back to that amazing concert standing right underneath Win's sweating rockstarness!
IMO this is the weakest song on the album.  I suppose this isn't too bad, interesting musically.  I just can't get into the lyrics and I really don't like the "Rococo rococo..." business.  It sounds like gibberish and I really hate gibberish in songs.  Radio Ga-Ga by Queen is another song with gibberish that I can't stand.  Don't know what it is...
COCA-COLA
COOOCA-COOOLA...
Somebody at SongMeanings.com put it really well... interpreting this song as a commentary on the "hipster" culture.

"Always trying to stay one step ahead of popular culture has lead to an exhausting race in which there are no winners, only the realization that you have become an utterly shameful poseur. "

https://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858835408/

This is what they're singing about..what's not to like?


 nerakdon wrote:

Inorite?  Arcade Fire is totally BaRococo.  Zomg two bassists?  I'm like all... dude!
 

Couldn't have said it better myself.
I like Arcade Fire, but this song —- ugh.
"Rococococococococococococococo....." (repeat until muted)

 ick wrote:
I'm sorry the Arcade Fire felt the need to let this see the light of day. 
 

I'm not. Album of the year, imho.


Did someone call "Coo roo coo coo coo coo"?


More like Ro-caca.
I'm sorry the Arcade Fire felt the need to let this see the light of day. 
{#Notworthy}  Yes believe the hype. They are that good !!!!!
This is nice music for movies! In a positive way!

 ziggytrix wrote:
if it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.

 

Beauty and the Beast quote? ^_^

 Shimmer wrote:
I guess every generation needs its own ELO.

 

Interesting opinion. Forced to agree.

Kok-ko-k-ko, ko-ko-ko .....



Not bad !!
I guess every generation needs its own ELO.
very good
 hulabell wrote:
Talented band but way overrated and over hyped. 
 
my thoughts exactly. this actually bores me

Great sounds - GREAT sounds, but so-so melodies / lyrics. i'd love to hear what this band did with a film score.
Far and away my favorite song on this record. Just hearing the beginning made me sit up a little straighter in my chair.

Although Arcade Fire is based in Canada, Win and Will Butler are actually American born and raised.


 CWKeeney wrote:


take off, you hoser.
 

no, you take off.


Hoser. 
Each listen sounds better and better.
 tnt_thomas wrote:
Is that Bob and Doug Mackenzie's "Kooo Luuu Koo Koo!!??" AF is Canadian after all!  Snerk! {#Clap}
 

take off, you hoser.
Is that Bob and Doug Mackenzie's "Kooo Luuu Koo Koo!!??" AF is Canadian after all!  Snerk! {#Clap}


Going to see them tonight!
9 mark. More and more like this album. Recorded it in my mp3 player.
Talented band but way overrated and over hyped. 

Louis XV

'Oh my dear god what is that horrible song they're singing...!
 


My sweetie gave me this CD for my birthday last week. I'm going to give it a good full listen today.
Yes!!
 Dancing_banana wrote:
Hands down, best album of 2010.
 
Yep.{#Yes}

 sirdroseph wrote:
Yea, this is a pretty good album, good production. As for the band........meh.{#Rolleyes} However, this song is pretty good. The only reason for the negative tone is that everyone seems to think they are the second coming or something, don't see it.{#Snooty}
 
I think these Arcade Fire is quite a good band and have a lot of quality material, but I know what you mean about the praise that some critics have lauded on them - that sort of thing can get annoying.  I don't know if the band believes all that stuff though.  That situation reminds me of when a young baseball player is coming up and some sportswriters claim he's "the next Willie Mays" or "the next Tom Seaver" or whoever.  It creates a kind of resentment, when all that guy's trying to do is play baseball.  I think this band would continue to make music regardless of the praise - but honestly - praise makes everything much easier.  To me, it's a good sign when a band who was once on a local, independent label has achieved a level of acclaim and success.  Good song, btw.

{#Cool}
 ziggytrix wrote:
if it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.
 
Inorite?  Arcade Fire is totally BaRococo.  Zomg two bassists?  I'm like all... dude!
2nd good track I've heard off this album. Sprawl is just beautiful...
if it ain't Baroque, don't fix it.

I know I need more Coco...
More Coco-Cola....

PS
Fanstatic cover-art, though!

Rocky Rococo at your cervix.....
 Stingray wrote:
COCA-COLA...?

EDIT:
NOBODY has been able yet to explain,
why this shall be a great band!

I ABSOLUTELY DISAGREE!

I find their songs pretty-pretty LOUSY!
SERIOUSLY!!!

No, wrong!
Truth is I HATE THEM!
 
Yea, I feel ya! However you probably would not hate them if they weren't so lauded and worshiped. Kinda pisses you off!{#Arghhh} I understand, I feel the same way!{#Yes}

Yea, this is a pretty good album, good production. As for the band........meh.{#Rolleyes} However, this song is pretty good. The only reason for the negative tone is that everyone seems to think they are the second coming or something, don't see it.{#Snooty}
 winter wrote:
 unable to download it from iTunes. :(
 

iTunes - aha!
STILL THINKING what's so great about them!

Coca-Cola - Coca Cola!
 Dancing_banana wrote:
Hands down, best album of 2010.
 
I'll put it ahead of Broken Bells & National, but behind Gorillaz at #2
THIS BAND IS HORRIBLE FOR MY EARS!

Makes me hungry for Rococo Puffs!
Rocogoaway!

I'm not buying all the hype.

COCA-COLA...?

EDIT:
NOBODY has been able yet to explain,
why this shall be a great band!

I ABSOLUTELY DISAGREE!

I find their songs pretty-pretty LOUSY!
SERIOUSLY!!!

No, wrong!
Truth is I HATE THEM!


Nice wakeup from R.E.M. - "Leave"
Louis XV

'Oh my dear god what is that horrible song they're singing...'

Thank God for modern kids! 8! 
Hands down, best album of 2010.
 SweTex wrote:
Damn, this band is good...
 

Best thing to come out of Canada since ..... Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, Nickelback, Sum 41..... wait they all suck.

Let's just say I'm putting this album beside Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and Rush albums instead...
Damn, this band is good...

This album is quickly growing on me.

 winter wrote:
Damn! New Arcade Fire, and me with this ancient computer unable to download it from iTunes. :(
 
Damn!  New Arcade Fire, and me with this overlimit credit card, unable to download it from iTunes. Winter, we need to form a club. We'll call it the "Damn!" club.

I'm not sure where to start.....too many targets out there!  I like it.
A really fine song that for me has receded just bit in relation to the songs surrounding it (Ready to Start, Empty Room.....now THOSE are 9  rated cuts to me!).
I appreciate how creative and well done this album is but I just do not care for it.  I think the sonic landscape is to busy for my ear. 
Damn! New Arcade Fire, and me with this ancient computer unable to download it from iTunes. :(
This song is pretty much defining my listening this week.  So creative and lyrically expressive.  What a beautiful sonic soundscape.

I just hope it actually gets played... {#Wink}