Cultural short memory syndrome: Arcade Fire
We know some critics can have short memories but this seems a bit of a turn around by Alex Petridis. Or maybe as the Guardian were sponsoring the event, everything including the poor organisation at this year Glasto had to be shown as rosy, that or Alex is a bit of suck up to whom ever he's interviewing.
Here's what he said into today's arts section
Certainly, their performance at Glastonbury, anticipated by many as the event's highlight, fell noticeably short of expectation: while no disaster, they didn't quite set the sodden environs of Worthy Farm alight in the way that their forebears Radiohead did a decade before.
Here's what he said just 4 months ago:
Review: Arcade Fire
Saturday June 23, 2007
Time: Friday, 9:20pm
Highlight: It was a set liberally laden with anthemic moments, but Wake Up remains the most anthemic.
Mark out of ten: 9
Where they'll be on the bill next year: If their trajectory continues at the current rate, it's not inconceivable that they'll be headlining.