Arcade Fire — Everything Now
Album: Everything Now
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6.4

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Released: 2017
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Every inch of sky's got a star
Every inch of skin's got a scar
I guess we've got everything now

Every inch of space in your head
Is filled up with the things that you read
I guess you've got everything now

Everything you've ever seen
Fills the spaces up in your dreams
You've got everything now

(Everything now)
(Everything now)

Every inch of road's got a sign
And every boy uses the same line
You've just done everything now

Every song that I've ever head
Is playing at the same time, it's absurd
It reminds me, we've got everything now

Turn the speakers up till they break
Cos every time you smile it's a fake!
Stop pretending, you've got...

Everything now! (I need it)
Everything now! (I want it)
Everything now! (Can't live without it)
Everything now!
Everything now!
Everything now!

Every inch of earth's got a town
Daddy, how come you never come round?
I miss you, like everything now

We won't need the food in your stove
Leave your car in the middle of the road
Just help your family with everything now

Turn the speakers up till they break
Cos every time you smile it's a fake!
Stop pretending, you've got...

Everything now! (I need it)
Everything now! (I want it)
Everything now! (I can't live without it)
Everything now!
Everything now!
Everything now!

Everything now! (I need it)
Everything now! (I want it)
Everything now! (I can't live without it)
Everything now!

La La La La La La La
La La La La La La La

Everything now! (I need it)
Everything now! (I want it)
Everything now! (I can't live without it)
Everything now!
Everything now!
Everything now!

Can we get back again
Can we get back again
From everything now
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Not a huge fan, but our fearless music director must really like them... 27 of their songs in rotation, 2 of them played in the last 7 hours today. 
Abba? Bee Gees? Simple Minds? Yvonne Elliman?  Heck, I'm hearing Eddie Money!
Time to bounce on my office ball chair
 Wilfrue wrote:
Given the general state of quality in popular modern music, this still stands up above most of what you would hear on mainstream radio. I personally think it has a more Brian Eno/David Byrne vibe than an ABBA/BeeGees vibe. 
Also, lyrically, their stuff is much more interesting than most modern popular music. I admit, they are a bit repetitive and self-referencing, but I would say many popular combos over the years have made successful careers walking the same path. I'm looking at you, Pink Floyd. 

 
Everything (now) this guy said!
where's that psd button ?
I'm a Montrealer : What a boring band.
 ErasmoLopes wrote:
It's like a mix of Dancing Queen and Send Me On My Way

 
Not a bad description, though I'd call it an INXS pastiche.
It sounds like German "Schlagermusik", absolutely not my taste - a 1 or this song.
It's like a mix of Dancing Queen and Send Me On My Way
 geodesmo wrote:
This is a really talented band, but this sounds like somebody said to them "you need to record a soft pop radio hit song" .....   There is a tone of great Arcade Fire material going un-heard on RP.  Their wide-ranging talent was showcased in an absolutely epic performance with Mavis Staples on her 75th birthday video - if you get a chance to see / hear it the Arcade Fire duo Butler and Cassagne are really on "fire" with this genre busting tribute. 

Mavis Staples, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne – "Slippery People"
Mavis Staples' 75th Birthday Celebration
The whole program was awesome.



 
Disagree.  This album and track are in sync with what the band has done in the past.  Particularly their last album, which makes sense as it is the successor to Reflektor.  It's not their best album, nor is it their worst.  It is just them doing their thing.  It's usually not a good thing to compare a band's current release to one's favorites.  New albums need time to sink in.

I quite liked their turn with Mick Jagger on SNL:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHCvWgq5O3g
This is a really talented band, but this sounds like somebody said to them "you need to record a soft pop radio hit song" .....   There is a tone of great Arcade Fire material going un-heard on RP.  Their wide-ranging talent was showcased in an absolutely epic performance with Mavis Staples on her 75th birthday video - if you get a chance to see / hear it the Arcade Fire duo Butler and Cassagne are really on "fire" with this genre busting tribute. 

Mavis Staples, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne – "Slippery People"
Mavis Staples' 75th Birthday Celebration
The whole program was awesome.


 adpucci wrote:
I honestly thought Arcade Fire couldn't get any worse than dull and pretentious.
That was before this song: bad Ultravox cover act 😝

 
+1 Pretentious hipster stuff, nothing to hear here. Awful.
This came up and I recognized the intro and thought it must be some kind of recognized oldie, but turns out it's just been on heavy rotation on BBC Radio 6 along with the new Morrissey single. I don't mind it at all.
I honestly thought Arcade Fire couldn't get any worse than dull and pretentious.
That was before this song: bad Ultravox cover act 😝
I've loved Arcade Fire in the past, but this album is pretty unoriginal and kind of tragic... Unfortunately, I think they've run out of steam.
Haters gonna hate, but I dig it. 
 Rockit999 wrote:
Barry Gibb called & he wants his song back!

 
Which song is that, exactly?
Aaarrrrahhgghhhhhhhowwwwwwwwwaaaagghhhhh! 
 quigui wrote:


 
Åke Blomqvist... a famous Finnish dance teacher :) Dancing <s>Queen</s> King :)
Given the general state of quality in popular modern music, this still stands up above most of what you would hear on mainstream radio. I personally think it has a more Brian Eno/David Byrne vibe than an ABBA/BeeGees vibe. 
Also, lyrically, their stuff is much more interesting than most modern popular music. I admit, they are a bit repetitive and self-referencing, but I would say many popular combos over the years have made successful careers walking the same path. I'm looking at you, Pink Floyd. 
La la la la la la ... I remain absolutely convinced that this kind of music causes stupidity.
Poi Dog Pondering?
 cmcisaac wrote:
For some reason, every time I hear this song, I suddenly have the disco song "If I can't Have You I don't Want Nobody Baby" in my head. Not that this is a bad thing...in fact I like the Disco song better.

 
I thought the same. but not the Bee Gee's version.
Yvonne Elliman's.
damn, can't post a video.
 Brestois wrote:
Ah well, if they managed to make a song that sounds like the Bee Gees, Abba, Hothouse Flowers and Simple Minds, can't be that bad, right ?!

 
but they didn't do it very well
I really don't get the appeal of their music
Oh my god...It's the Rolling Stones! 

Hey...the PSD does not work!

I may have to jump pout the window!
This is basically a disco record, every track has a danceable groove. The last album hinted at this shift. Perhaps they've upped the funk factor to mask the fact that the material here is not up to their previous high standards. Not a bad record - some decent songs - but far from their best work. Still, it's got a beat and you can dance to it. {#Dancingbanana}
kooky flute tooting and pop-a-licious bee-geez dance beat, all likable in an odd way

the album cover photo is really neat! looks like installation art of a mounted photo of the mountain range, cut along the top edge to allow the sweet sunset show, then there's the neon with old style playground speakers, maybe they periodically broadcast readings from Ed Abbey's "Desert Solitaire" about the awesome, timeless power of lonely, raw nature, and humanity runs on a chintzy schedule of rusty debris
2010, Butler: "Music is dying.  We're trying to fight against that."

2017, someone in the production booth: "Needs more ABBA"
Are people mad about this for some reason? It's fine.

KC and the Sunshine Band got Abba drunk. One thing lead to another Arcade Fire.
Ah well, if they managed to make a song that sounds like the Bee Gees, Abba, Hothouse Flowers and Simple Minds, can't be that bad, right ?!
I like it. A bit derivative, to be sure, but so what?
Agree with everything below. But why does this grab me? Should I feel cheap?
Bee Gees should ask for copyright.
Bland vanilla with a drum thumping spoon. 
yes the intro to this song has Dancing Queen written all over it
 helloitsme wrote:
Hothouse Flowers anyone?

Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . .

More like Hot Chocolate... and there's nothing wrong with that either, imho!
 


I hear Alive and Kicking from Simple Minds. Better than most arcade fire, but still meh.
I agree with the others... this seems very ABBA-like to me. Not one of their better efforts.
Barry Gibb called & he wants his song back!
try singing Dancing Queen to this. Works quite nicely, actually. 
Hothouse Flowers anyone?

Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . .
For some reason, every time I hear this song, I suddenly have the disco song "If I can't Have You I don't Want Nobody Baby" in my head. Not that this is a bad thing...in fact I like the Disco song better.
Not my kind of music, but at least the lyrics aren't vapid drivel.
Hipster stuff. Move along. :D
First listen ...7 
Love Arcade Fire .... :o)~    Connecticut .

7/26/17 .... increase to.... 8  I like it for sure
Bee-Gee opening with Andean flute tooting, go figure
 black321 wrote:
The kids from band camp are back.

 
Now THAT is funny!
The kids from band camp are back.