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Reflektor

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Disc 1 of 2
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Reflektor
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We Exist
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Flashbulb Eyes
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Here Comes The Night Time
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Normal Person
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You Already Know
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Joan Of Arc
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Here Comes The Night Time II
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Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
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It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)
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Porno
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Afterlife
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Supersymmetry
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Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 75:18

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Eric Harvey is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Weber State University, whose research considers the roles of technologies in the circulation of music...more »

10.30.13
Huge songs designed to be delivered collectively
2013 | Label: Arcade Fire

Since their debut, Arcade Fire have focused on the bonds — spirituality, technology, ideology — that both create and dissolve communities and societies. Their 2004 song “Un Annee Sans Lumiere” imagined childhood life off the electric grid after a neighborhood suddenly went dark. Nine years later, as one of the biggest bands in the world, they offer the multi-part epic “Here Comes the Night Time,” inspired by the Haitian ritual of speeding home as the… read more »

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Reflektor

larc

Arcade Fire seem to be a victim of their own hype sometimes, with detractors who "expected something more" coming out of the woodwork for every album because everyone's expectations are so high. The thing is, these are well crafted songs that feature playful genre experimentation (steel drumming, live garage band quality with performance mistakes, punk rock) but manage to be engaging and catchy too. The sound is layered and the songs have thoughtful and interesting lyrics with their own layers of meaning. I think this is a great album that has only gotten better with repeat listening. Get it!

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REFLEKTOR

nicholasgjames

Easily the best album of 2013. Arcade Fire's story telling (in this case the heartbreaking Greek myth of Eurydice and Orpheus) along with their incredible songmaking on this album puts them a tier above pretty much every other band in the world. No one does it like Arcade Fire. Not to mention pretty much all of their songs have double, sometimes even triple meanings, and they are all amazing meanings.

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Supersymmetry

ODBHB

I still can't download 'Supersymmetry'. The rest of the album, no problem. Come on eMusic, get this fixed!

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Epic

AstralGlamBoy

The mark of an epic album is one that take the listener on a journey, and this album does just that. Listening makes me feel like I'm traveling a great aural universe. I totally love this album.

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Reflektor

Musiclova

I see what you are saying Gypsy.

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Nothing Special

Gypsycat61

Perhaps it is me, but after listening a couple of times, there just isn't anything here that grabs your attention, nothing that hasn't been done before, and better. I get that ever time I listen to an Arcade Fire release - the more it is hyped, the more of a let down it is. So, this is a major yawner. Add them to the pantheon of over rated, precious bands that people seem to think are making some "great musical statement", when they are really just recycling old ideas, and not doing it particularly well. I'd rather actually enjoy a great band, than have people think I'm hip for saying I like them. Arcade Fire is most certainly the latter.

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Reflektor

PoetGirll

I bought this on iTunes because I assumed eMusic wouldn't have it since it's out on Merge. Another one of the things that drives me crazy about eMusic is that some albums take a long time to show up--I want the records there on Tuesday morning like they are on iTunesl, but I suppose I should recognize that iTunes has a huge machine behind it that eMusic probably doesn't have. Anyway, what can I say about this album that won't have been said and said better? Nothing, except just reiterate: Arcade Fire ARE the Only Band That Matters!

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