Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ dazzles listeners

By Brendan J Bohannon ’14 THE ROUNDUP 9 out of 10 Arcade Fire’s 2011 Grammy winning triumph “The Suburbs” and a wave of guerilla marketing created a level of anticipation for “Reflektor” that seemed like it could only result in a complete letdown. Typically, after garnering accolades like “Album of the Year,” bands are pressured […]

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‘The Suburbs’ marks return to normal for Arcade Fire

By Joe Skoog ’13

Canadian indie rock act Arcade Fire has been one of the most influential groups of the past decade and continues to inspire with their latest release “The Suburbs.”

Their debut album, “Funeral,” was widely regarded as one of the best albums of the last 10 years.

Their dedicated fan base and arena filling indie music has turned them into the poster children for the indie rock scene.

Their second album, “Neon Bible,” was not as well received as their first. The album was bogged down by overly dramatic arrangements and political messages ruined some potentially beautiful songs.

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