Well, it happened. Arcade Fire “Suburbs”: album of the year. Wow. Who would have thought?
And despite giving the Grammys a thrashing last week, I watched the last bit of the ceremonies, and my alibi is that I was waiting to see Arcade Fire’s performance. But I have to admit there was some curiosity as to if Arcade Fire could pull it off. And they did. And I cheered like the Spurs had just won the NBA Championship. I’m not sure exactly why. As discussed in my last blog, Grammys are a joke, yet it was exciting to see a band I’ve loved for years actually get recognized. Maybe this is a sign, or maybe it was just a one year fluke (probably the latter), but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
My favorite part is that instead of giving a lengthy, self-congratulatory speech, the band simply wanted to play another song:
The otherwise torturous Grammys were made much more tolerable thanks to Tweets by fellow artists that came up throughout the night. Here are some of their reactions:
@mountain_goatsThe Mountain Goats
Hear furious scribbling. Pretty sure cat is downstairs journaling about the Arcade Fire straight up winning a Grammy
@leftfordamian Damian Abraham (lead singer of Fucked Up)
Shout out to the good folks @arcadefire for adding a bit of credibility to the Grammy’s.
Damn I lost $50
Good. Does that mean there is actual hope for music?
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Thank you EVERYONE.
Congrats Arcade Fire!
@jonwurster Jon Wurster (drummer from Superchunk)
I’m happy for the Arcade Fire but now I’m worried Superchunk will get dropped from Merge.
@timesnewvikingTimes New Viking
THE BAND THAT INADVERTENTLY BUYS OUR CAT FOOD WAS JUST ON THE GRAMMYS!
Arcade fire!!!!!!!!!! There is hope!!! I feel like we all won when something like this happens! FUCKING AWESOME!
Win Butler just casually placed a Grammy on top of his amp. Then started playing the best song he ever wrote.
Okay…that fucking rules.
I love that Arcade Fire winning album of the year is greeted with controversy, yet no one ever questioned Starland Vocal Band’s win.
“Never heard of ’em!” is such a bullshit insult. It just means you’re ignorant.
And here’s a page that has compiled Tweets from ignorant douche bags who are upset about Arcade Fire’s win: