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Reflektor (2013)

Artist: Arcade Fire
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Format: CD
Sku: 255186085
UPC: 602537569083
UPC 14: 00602537569083
Release Date: 10/29/2013
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1:
1. Reflektor
2. We Exist
3. Flashbulb Eyes
4. Here Comes the Night Time
5. Normal Person
6. You Already Know
7. Joan of Arc
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2:
1. Here Comes the Night Time, Pt. 2
2. Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
3. It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
4. Porno
5. Afterlife
6. Supersymmetry
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Markia Anthony Shaw, Richard Reed Parry, Owen Pallett, Sarah Neufeld (strings); Stuart Bogie, Colin Stetson (saxophone); Willinson Duprate, Verrieux Zile, Dieuveut Marc Thelus, Baptiste Jean Nazaire (percussion).
Muze PNote Recording information: Breakglass Studios, Marchand, Montr?al, QC; Dockside Studio, LA; Golden Ratio, Montr?al, QC; Sonovox Studios, Montr?al, QC; Studio Pierre Marchand, Montr?al, QC; Trideny Castle, Jamaica.
Muze PNote Photographers: Korey Richey; Caroline Robert.
Muze PNote 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." ~ James Christopher Monger

Producer: James Murphy; The Arcade Fire

Engineer: Tom Elmhirst; Pascal Shefteshy; Damian Taylor; Korey Richey; James Murphy; Markus Dravs; Mark Lawson

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Six Feet Under, Volume 2-Everything Ends
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond
Muze Music Compilations Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations And I'll Scratch Yours
Muze Music Compilations Boyhood (ost)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 2013
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2013
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 6908
Music Label Name Label : Merge
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00602537569083

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (pp.67-68)
- 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] thrilling act of risk and renewal by a band with established commercial appeal..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.99)
- "'Joan of Arc' honors the hipster saint's 'vision' with a sultry, rhythm-first drive that flowers prettily." -- Grade: B

Billboard - "[I]t contains plenty of moments (most often in its uptempo, dynamic first half)
that sound ready to breathe life into the middling state of commercial rock in 2013."

Q (Magazine)
(pp.100-101)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "REFLEKTOR is profoundly '80s in spirit, from the strolling 'Billie Jean' bass of 'We Exist' to the electro-heavy second disc..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.82)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "Regine Chassagne's vocals, part Debbie Harry, part Bilinda Butcher, are especially important to these songs, lending a sinister sweetness to the liquid Rapture of the title track..."

Paste (magazine)
- "'We Exist' marries a subdued disco groove to psychedelic squiggles, building to a crescendo of symphonic bombast..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Arcade Fire
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
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