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Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Not much time to post so I will be quick.

I’ve never really heard Arcade Fire … well, I must have done inadvertently as they’re one of the biggest bands in the world but I had a bit of a chip on my shoulder. This guy i knew really liked them, he was a nob so I subconsciously rejected them. So why I am writing here about them? Probably because James Murphy produced their latest album and Pitchfork reviewed it at 9.2.

Wow. This is a good record. One miss-step in terms of the track list but apart from that its a a stonking listen. Murphy’s presence is obvious to anyone who’s stalked him as much as we have but … he’s half turned Arcade Fire into Talking Heads. Particularly Remain in Light Talking Heads which of course we’re all familiar with. Afterlife, the track I’ve posted here is very reminiscent in the intro its almost uncanny!

So, I am pretty sure Guy is an AF fan but not sure if Nolan and David shared similar chips on shoulders to me.

Anyway, I love this. I can’t stop listening to it.

What do you think?

PS – I’ve got Spotify Premium so have practically stopped buying CDs, feels weird but am enjoying it. Any opinions on this?