Noel Gallagher says Arcade Fire need to “pry themselves out of their own asshole”

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Rolling Stone recently caught up with Noel Gallagher for an extensive review of the year in music, because if anyone should review the year in music it’s the guy who can write “Get Lucky” “in an hour.” Oh, wait. That’s Liam? Then what the hell are they doing talking to Noel? Because he’s going to say something outlandish like how Arcade Fire need to pry themselves out of their own asshole? Ah, I see.

Noel, your thoughts on Arcade Fire’s new album, Reflektor, please…

I haven’t heard it. Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you’ve got an hour and a half to listen to a fucking record?

You’re probably not a fan of their dress code either then…

[Sighs] Well, what’s the point of that? Do you know what the point of that is? That is to take away from the shit disco that’s coming out of the speakers. Because everybody’s dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. “What was the gig like?” “I don’t know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies.” “Yeah, but what was the gig like?” “Ah, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer.” “Yeah, but what was the gig like?” “Fuck knows. I don’t know. Seen Cheech and Chong, there, though.” Not for me.

But, but… Bowie plays on the album…

Oh, that’s a shame.


And that’s just the beginning of it. Rolling Stone also asked Noel his thoughts on Bowie, Yeezus, Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and others. Read the whole thing here.


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