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Arcade Fire Now Famous Enough to Be Nominated for a People’s Choice Award

Back in February, Arcade Fire's Grammy win for Album of the Year set off a firestorm of angry tweets from individuals who were less than familiar with the Canadian band. (Example: "Never heard of Arcade Fire. Don't do hippie shit. My boy Slim had that locked up. It's like Smirnoff winning vodka of the year or something.") Well, Win Butler's days of public ridicule are over. Arcade Fire has somehow found itself in the running alongside OneRepublic (and Bon Iver, Radiohead, and Florence + the Machine, among others) for the decidedly mainstream People's Choice Awards. Magical things happen when Rosie O'Donnell is on your side. [Stereogum]

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