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Heading to Arcade Fire tomorrow? Their Glastonbury set had Ireland divided

So, were they any good or not?

ARCADE FIRE PLAYED a headline set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage last night. It was available to watch live on BBC 1, but for many Irish people, it was just a taster for tomorrow night, when the band will take to the stage in Marlay Park.

Opinion on their performance was mixed, very mixed. In fact, we thought a fight was going to break out on Twitter at any minute.

A LOT of people weren’t impressed

We’re so over them

Zzzzz

Britain Glastonbury Music Festival Day 3 Source: AP/Press Association Images

They’re even vain now

They’re just so hard to GET

Britain Glastonbury Music Festival Day 3 Source: AP/Press Association Images

Credit where credit is due, though

On the other hand, some people LOVED them

Britain Glastonbury Music Festival Day 3 Source: AP/Press Association Images

It was all too much, frankly

But this guy… this guy has it all figured out

But what did the critics say?

The Telegraph’s Neil McCormick said the performance was “fantastically weird, compelling” and “very uncompromising”. Weirdest, but one of the best.

Greg Cochrane at NME said:

The set they’ve created is envious, a lucky-dip of alt-rock gems drawn at will. All sounded enormous.

Alexis Petridis wrote in The Guardian that there were no low points during the set.

Their four albums to date have each arrived with a noticeably different sound, but the set never feels disjointed: there’s something impressively relentless about the pace.

So now.

Source: BBC/YouTube

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