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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
After stunning the mainstream pop machine into a state of huffy, new school e-disbelief by beating out Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry for the 2011 Album of the year Grammy, Arcade Fire seemed poised for a U2-style international coup, but the Suburbs, despite its stadium-ready sonic grandiosity, was far too homespun and idiosyncratic to infect the masses in the same way as the Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby. Reflektor, the collective's much anticipated fourth long-player and first double-album, moves the group even further from pop culture sanctification with a seismic 13-track set that guts the building but leaves the roof intact. Going big was...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
After stunning the mainstream pop machine into a state of huffy, new school e-disbelief by beating out Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry for the 2011 Album of the year Grammy, Arcade Fire seemed poised for a U2-style international coup, but the Suburbs, despite its stadium-ready sonic grandiosity, was far too homespun and idiosyncratic to infect the masses in the same way as the Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby. Reflektor, the collective's much anticipated fourth long-player and first double-album, moves the group even further from pop culture sanctification with a seismic 13-track set that guts the building but leaves the roof intact. Going big was never going to be a problem, especially for a band so well versed in the art of anthem husbandry, and they're still capable of shaking the rafters, as evidenced by the cool and circuitous, Roxy Music-forged, David Bowie-assisted title cut, the lush, Regine Chassagne-led "It's Never Over Oh Orpheus," and the impossibly dense and meaty "We Exist."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Arcade Fire
  • UPC: 602537521180
  • Catalog Number: 485
  • Sales rank: 2,944

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Arcade Fire Primary Artist
Colin Stetson Saxophone
Stuart Bogie Saxophone
Owen Pallett Strings
Jeremy Gara Group Member
Régine Chassagne Group Member
Richard Reed Parry Strings, Group Member
Tim Kingsbury Group Member
Will Butler Group Member
Sarah Neufeld Strings
Markia Anthony Shaw Strings
Willinson Duprate Percussion
Wilkenson Magloire Percussion
Wichemond Thelus Percussion
Verrieux Zile Percussion
Dieuveut Marc Thelus Percussion
Baptiste Jean Nazaire Percussion
Technical Credits
Markus Dravs Producer, Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Mark Lawson Engineer, Additional Production
Tom Elmhirst Engineer
Damian Taylor Engineer
Colin Stetson Horn Arrangements
Owen Pallett Orchestral Arrangements
Arcade Fire Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements
Pascal Shefteshy Engineer
Korey Richey Engineer
James Murphy Producer, Engineer
Caroline Robert Artwork
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  • Posted December 29, 2013

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    Reflektor by Arcade Fire is a rather interesting album, a bit ou

    Reflektor by Arcade Fire is a rather interesting album, a bit out there and odd to be certain, but nonetheless great. I had saved most of the song for when I bought the album, which unfortunately was quite a while after its release as I was low on recreational funds. The only songs I had heard were "Reflektor" and "Afterlife" both of which I thought were good. I finally got the album on Christmas Eve and listened to it well past midnight, you see the lateness of the hour could not stop me, for I WAS LISTENING TO ARCADE FIRE!!!! The heroes of child, the defenders of Us Kids themselves. If your not getting it already, I'm quite the Arcade Fire fan and thus this may color my opinion of the album. But I have to say I really don't understand the folks insisting that this album is boring and a waste, or even those saying that it lacks the heart of their previous albums. Reflektor most certainly has heart, its just dressed differently than it was in The Suburbs, or Neon Bible, or Funeral. But if you listen you can still hear it in there, that the Arcade Fire is in no danger of burning out. I'm a bit of an experimental guy when it comes to music so the fact that the band tries out some weird stuff on here, didn't bother me at all, for they are reaching for what they always have been just coming at it a different way, and that's what I like to hear. At least the band isn't stuck in stagnation like so many are, producing song after song of the same material, to be honest I would much rather listen to a complete failure of an album(which this isn't) that was attempting to be experimental than here an album that was just the same old stuff, at least in most cases. What I'm trying to get at here is that Reflektor is not your typical album its almost Prog Rock'ish I dare say which is my favorite genre, whatever the case maybe, if you give the new album some time, perhaps over a night, and read the lyrics at some point, I imagine you'll find yourself liking this album quite a bit.

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