Funeral by Arcade Fire  » Music  »
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    • by NeilG1
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      This truly is an astonishing debut. Arcade Fire are a group of ten canadian musicians led by Win Butler and his wife Regine.

      They include amongst their ranks, pianists, violinist and harp players.

      Clearly this is not your average rock group and yet when they play live, they invest more energy and enthusiasm than any other band playing today.

      Funeral is


      their first album, released in 2004, it is predated by an EP that has just been rereleased due to their new found popularity.

      I haven’t heard this, but am told it is a slightly sketchier version of the ideas shown on Funeral.

      This album shows remarkable breadth and vision for such a new and inexperienced band.

      The album shows them to ...


      • be a bizarre but beautiful mix of the Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse and the Pixies.

        Even with a fairly vast list of influences, Win Butler and co.

        manage to construct a sound entirely of their own making.

        This album never sounds like a tribute to their influences and occasionally exceeds them.

        Every song involves an intense build up to the climax,

        consequently each song may not be instantly accessible, but leads to a brilliant pay off.

        Particular track highlights include Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels), an exceptional start to any album and In The Bedroom, the final track, sung By Win’s wife Regine.

        A testament to the album’s charm and appeal, I lent out my copy six months ago and it’s still being passed around my friends.




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