Arcade Fire Reflektor 180g 2LP
180 Gram Double Vinyl! Gatefold Jacket Printed on Rainbow Holographic Board!
2015 Grammy Award Nominee for:
• Best Alternative Music Album
Arcade Fire is an indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Will
Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band came to
prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album
Arcade Fire has won numerous awards, including the 2011 Grammy for Album of the
Year (they hold the distinction of being the only musical group to have won
their first and only Grammy in that category), the 2011 Juno Award for Album of
the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album for their third
studio album, The Suburbs, released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial
success. In earlier years they won the 2008 Meteor Music Award for Best
International Album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year
for their second studio album, Neon Bible. They also received nominations for
the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy for all three of their studio albums.
The band's work has also been twice named as a short list nominee for the
Polaris Music Prize in 2007 for Neon Bible and in 2011 for The Suburbs, winning
the award for The Suburbs.
The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double
bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin,
and hurdy-gurdy, and take most of these instruments on tour; the
multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows.
With a penchant for theatrical, bombastic anthems, Montreal's Arcade Fire has
amassed a broad loyal following without compromising their singular artistic
vision. Reflektor is Arcade Fire's 4th official studio album. It is the highly
anticipated follow up to the 2011 Grammy-winning album of the year, The Suburbs.
The double album was produced by the band, LCD Soundsystem front man James
Murphy, and long-time collaborator, Markus Dravs.
"[T]his is a band that headlines festivals and tops award shows now, and the
paths of least resistance would be to double-down on their sound or swerve hard
into pop radio. 'Reflektor' does neither. The single is a triumph of haunted
disco, the group’s signature dread smoothed across seven minutes of slow-burn
rhythm instead of inflated to dangerously melodramatic arena-rock heights."
- David Greenwald, editor for Billboard, Consequene of Sound
"In the wake of Daft Punk’s 'Get Lucky', Arcade Fire re-emerge with their own
pair of dancing shoes yet they’re still clenching onto the smoky art school
gravitas that’s got them this far unscathed... [I]t’s the song’s [Reflektor]
twist on ’70s New York art-punk that has us reeling." - Michael Roffman,
Consequence of Sound
"Like a highly trained professional assassin, Arcade Fire’s new track, 'Reflektor'
crept into my ears under a cool blanket of disco darkness. Calm, confident, and
ready for the kill, it quickly establishes it’s strong foundation within a
pulsating disco almost 70’s afro beat rhythm section. It’s a sound that seems so
familiar and at the same time like nothing you’ve ever heard before. They have
never been the type to follow trends and are clearly still marching to the beat
of their own drum." - Matt Shultz (Cage the Elephant), Consequence of Sound
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Double LP
• Limited Time MP3 Download Card
• Gatefold Jacket printed on Rainbow Holographic Board
2. We Exist
3. Flashbulb Eyes
4. Here Comes the Night Time
5. Normal Person
6. You Already Know
7. Joan of Arc
8. Here Comes the Night Time II
9. Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
10. It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)