Arcade Fire Hit Back at 'Boring Sex Lives' Criticism

artist: Arcade Fire date: 01/16/2014 category: general music news

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Arcade Fire Hit Back at 'Boring Sex Lives' Criticism
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has responded to a rather negative review of their latest album, "Reflektor" - reacting to claims that the band are "gigantic dorks with boring sex lives."

In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Butler was asked (via Gigwise) about his views on an early review of their fourth album by former Q and Not U member Chris Richards in the Washington Post - entitled: "Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor:' Still Devoid of Wit, Subtlety and Danger, Now With Bongos."

"Yeah, I read it," replied Butler, frowning. "I don't want to say it was racist – but it was mildly uneducated."

Butler went on to add that we believed that a professional music critic should know they were congas, not bongos.

He continued: "The guy who wrote it played in a band that we used to open for. It seems like a bit of a conflict of interest."

"Whatever," said Butler sarcastically rolling his eyes, "I'm a super-dork because I play with David Bowie. Bruce Springsteen wants to cover my songs because I'm such a dork. I'm not a dork," jokingly adding: "I'm a f--king rock star."

Arcade Fire will be returning to the UK and Ireland next year for a string of live headline shows close to their Glastonbury headlining slot. Dates are below.

06/06-07 - London, UK - Earls Court
06/29 - Dublin, Ireland - Marlay Park
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