13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though Arcade Fire have always been comfortable making grand statements, they’ve also been generous with nuance. After joining forces with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on 2013’s Reflektor, the Canadian outfit bring in a similarly impressive crew of co-producers—Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Pulp’s Steve Mackey—for Everything Now, an album whose jaunty, disco-indebted art-rock is weighted with haunting takes on information overload (the ABBA-esque title track) and nostalgia (“Signs of Life”). “If you can’t see the forest for the trees, just burn it all down,” frontman Win Butler sings on “We Don’t Deserve Love,” a gorgeous yet disorienting ballad at the album’s conclusion. “And bring the ashes to me.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Though Arcade Fire have always been comfortable making grand statements, they’ve also been generous with nuance. After joining forces with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on 2013’s Reflektor, the Canadian outfit bring in a similarly impressive crew of co-producers—Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Pulp’s Steve Mackey—for Everything Now, an album whose jaunty, disco-indebted art-rock is weighted with haunting takes on information overload (the ABBA-esque title track) and nostalgia (“Signs of Life”). “If you can’t see the forest for the trees, just burn it all down,” frontman Win Butler sings on “We Don’t Deserve Love,” a gorgeous yet disorienting ballad at the album’s conclusion. “And bring the ashes to me.”

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
324 Ratings

324 Ratings

CCLIC22 ,

Okay

I Love Arcade Fire, but I find them to recently be a bit sanctimonious. The amount of innocent idealism has overshadowed the quality of the music.

JZwimmer ,

Excellent!

Arcade Fire has a knack for producing really grand, ambitious music. This new song is still grand and ambitious, but with a sense of real musical fun that I haven't heard in a lot of their music before. The delightful keyboard riff really is ABBA-esque, while the flute refrain is catchy and unique. There's still serious lyrical content here (which is to be expected), but there's also a new smoothness to this sound, which brings a nice balance between the music and the lyrics. Overall, an excellent new track from one of the greatest bands of the century!

Halik ,

Disappointing and Repetitive

AF is my favorite band but I find this album to be very lazy. I'm already looking forward to their next album hoping this is just a misstep.

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