Who Is Arcade Fire?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

On Sunday Night, Arcade Fire won the Grammy for Album of the Year with their latest release The Suburbs. They beat out favorites Eminem and Lady Gaga, as well as Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum. It was a long shot, so much so that band member Win Butler exclaimed “What the hell?” as they accepted the award.

Now there’s a great Tumblr site (which will have a shelf life of just a few days), cataloging the reactions to this upset victory, and I’ve collected a few favorites.

album of the year? ummm never heard of them ever
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Well gosh, if Rosie O’Donnell hasn’t heard of them…

The Grammy's are fixed, like straight up; how are all these nobodys winning? And why is everyone from Arcade Fire hideously ugly? #appalled
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Yes, their appearance is certainly relevant.

I can not believe that unknown artists will earn a world-renowned artists like justin and lady gaga for that reason cease to believe in the legality of prizes
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Eloquently put.

You can read a larger collection over at Who Is Arcade Fire?. Enjoy the ego, the hubris, the dismay, and of course the awful spelling and punctuation of random Grammy viewers.

To close, here’s a list of five ways Arcade Fire has been spelled incorrectly:

  • Arcadia Fire

  • Arcade Fries

  • Arcane Fire

  • R K Fire

  • The Suburbs


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