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High Flying Words: Noel Gallagher Tells Arcade Fire To ‘Pry Themselves Out Of Their Own Asshole’

The motor mouthed Mancunian is known for his outspoken opinions. Find out what else he had to say here.


In an interview for Rolling Stone, Noel Gallagher has said that Canucks Arcade Fire need to “pry themselves out of their own asshole”. This burst of vitriol was related to the release of AF’s latest double-album, ‘Reflektor’. Going on to rant that “This is not the 70’s, okay? … 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?”

Despite not having listened to the album, Gallagher considers the band’s sound to be ‘shit disco’, with their eclectic on stage attire serving 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 then took a break from smack-talk to offer some rare praise for dance act Disclosure, stating that when he saw them at Glastonbury 2013 he “thought they were truly fucking amazing” and that their debut album ‘Settle’ has “a really old school fucking acid house vibe to it, which I really fucking like”.

Kanye West also received the Gallagher seal of approval, with Noel saying of track ‘Black Skinhead’ off West’s ‘Yeezus’: “I really like it … it’s fucking out there … it’s got a great, lo-fi punk vibe to it.” Fellow Northern rockers Arctic Monkeys got off less lightly, while Gallagher admitted that half of their new release ‘AM’ is “really fucking good” he went on to say that “the other half is like ‘Eh, yeah'”. Still, it could have been worse!

Noel finished up by revealing he will spend most of the new year in the studio recording the follow up to his 2011 debut. We’ll see if critics will end up using his own brutal honesty against him.

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