Noel Gallagher Slams Arcade Fire, Praises Kanye West's Yeezus Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.06.2013
He says they shouldn't have done a double album...
Noel Gallagher has fired shots at Arcade Fire while praising Kanye West's latest album. Gallagher spoke with Rolling Stone about the year in music and said that, while he hasn't heard the indie rock band's new double album Reflektor, consideres it arrogant of them for having released such an LP.
Gallagher said, "Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the '70s, 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?"
When asked about the band's dress code for attendees of their concerts he continued on, saying, "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."
Gallagher had nicer things to say about dance act Disclosure, noting, "I saw Disclosure in the dance tent [at Glastonbury], and I thought they were truly fucking amazing. I love that record. It's got a really old-school fucking acid house vibe to it, which I really fucking like."
As for Kanye West's Yeezus, he said, "...I got the album, and it's fucking great. I really like it. Particularly that track ["Black Skinhead"] – it's fucking out there, do you know what I mean? It's got a great lo-fi, punk vibe to it."