Microsoft accused of ripping off Arcade Fire, Apple suppresses giggles

Microsoft accused of ripping off Arcade Fire, Apple suppresses giggles

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler looking less than thrilled (Image: Ame Rainey) 

Microsoft is usually accused of stealing its best ideas from Apple. Now, fingers are being pointed at the software giant for ripping off one of Arcade Fire’s biggest anthems. As Stereogum pointed out yesterday, a recent MSN ad features the Microsoft butterfly flitting across a series of tableaux, accompanied by a song suspiciously reminiscent of Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up.” Listening to the two, one after another, it’s hard not to wonder whether Microsoft shouldn’t at least have thrown Win and the gang a couple Office licenses or something. Listen and decide for yourself:

• Microsoft Blatantly Rips Off Arcade Fire [Stereogum]