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Arcade Fire -- Fourth Studio Album -- 2013

There isn't alot of information unfortunately, but Arcade Fire has confirmed they will release a new album within the next 10 months.

James Murphy, former frontman of LCD Soundsystem, is producing the album.


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Old 12-13-12, 10:14 PM
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Should be good. I've liked them for quite a while and am looking forward to hearing new material.
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I must admit I only like their second album, Neon Bible so far. Willing to give this a listen though.
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Neon Bible was my least favorite, which means it's only 4 on a 5 scale.
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Neon Bible was my least favorite, which means it's only 4 on a 5 scale.
Same here.
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Originally Posted by dekker View Post
I must admit I only like their second album, Neon Bible so far. Willing to give this a listen though.
Odd. That's my least favorite of their albums so far. It's not a bad album at all it just never caught on with me like their other two. Funeral is still my favorite of their albums and The Suburbs is a pretty close second. Their self-titled EP is pretty good too.
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Originally Posted by dekker View Post
I must admit I only like their second album, Neon Bible so far. Willing to give this a listen though.
That's my favorite, too. But as you can see by the other responses, it's definitely the dark horse of their career so far.
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I heard Wake Up on the radio a few days ago. That's still a killer, anthemic song. I'm just not a big fan of the other tracks on Funeral.

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Amazing that people think Neon Bible is their finest, but I guess that speaks to the quality of this band.
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I don't care much for either of the first 2, but The Suburbs is a motherfucker.
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I go back and forth between The Funeral and The Suburbs, but I think the latter is my favorite. I enjoy a lot of the tracks on Neon Bible, but I don't think it's as good as either of the other two. The EP is solid as well.

It'll be hard to top The Suburbs, but I'm looking forward to the follow-up.
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I heard Wake Up on the radio a few days ago. That's still a killer, anthemic song. I'm just not a big fan of the other tracks on Funeral.
Crown of Love is an amazing song off of funeral. Probably my favorite on the album.
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I don't care much for either of the first 2, but The Suburbs is a motherfucker.
Same here. Since this one follows up Suburbs, I'm hoping it'll be comparable.
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IMO The Suburbs>Funeral>>Neon Bible.

Looking forward to the new one.
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October 29th is the date.

https://twitter.com/arcadefire/statu...53477009457152
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Hopefully we'll get a song in the next few months.
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Amazing that people think Neon Bible is their finest, but I guess that speaks to the quality of this band.
Indeed. Every album has been top-tier.

Hell one of my favorite songs of theirs all-time is unreleased officially

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Fuck to the yes.

This is one of my fav's of theirs.

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First single:

http://blog..com/post/60570213335/arcade-fire-reflektor

I'm diggin' it!

Featuring background Bowie!?

edit, yeah - that's bowie all right.

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Interactive video. Must use Chrome.

https://www.justareflektor.com/
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Awesome!
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regular music video for the lazy
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Last night the band began taking pre-orders, and confirmed it is a double album with artwork inspired by Greek mythology, above. Today, BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe aired an excerpt of his interview with Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler (the full interview will be aired on Wednesday). Butler said they had written 50 or 60 songs, which were then redefined. The songs appearing on the album are longer than past material, including several stretching seven minutes, thus the double album.

“[It] made more sense to stretch it out to two records,” Butler explained, adding, “I never wanted to be in a band that could never play whatever music we wanted to.”

In regards to the band’s mysterious album roll-out, Butler likened it to a “movie trailer” and described it as a “weird art project.” Lowe mentioned the band’s surprise concert in Montreal last night and policy that anyone without a costume or formal attire was not allowed in. Butler explained the band is at a point in their career where they’re able to try different things, and suggested they’d continue things like silly dress codes in the future.

Speaking of last night’s concert, Stereogum reports that the band played nothing but new material, which ranged from disco and dance to “swampy” funk to Born In The U.S.A.-era Springsteen. Also of note: the band’s instrumentation consisted of guitars, drums, and synths/keys, and they were joined two additional percussionists, Owen Pallett, who switched back between violin and keyboard, and longtime member Sarah Neufeld on violin (Neufeld has been noticeably absent from Reflektor promo pictures).

According to CBC, the band arrived to the venue wearing the oversized papier-mâché heads featured in their video for “Reflektor”. Stereogum adds that the band also took the stage wearing the costumes.

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I saw on their website that it was being released as 2 CDs. the Itunes pre order has it for 11.99
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I saw on their website that it was being released as 2 CDs. the Itunes pre order has it for 11.99
I pre-ordered through them. ONLY because it would give me access to ticket presales. It was difficult enough last time they were at MSG. And this was pre-grammy.
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