6. Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Posted: December 31, 2013 | Full size is 600 × 600 pixels

Arcade Fire really divided fans and critics with Reflektor. With a startling shift to dance beats, some saw a credibility torpedo on the lines of Rod Stewart’s ‘Do You Think I’m Sexy?’ while Rolling Stone saw it as an ambitious attempt to ‘reconnect rock with its dancefloor soul’ (think The Clash c.London Calling and Sandinista). I’m with the latter and while this was a couple of indulgent tracks too long, it was for the most part an epic and exuberant album. Their best since Funeral.

Watch the video for ‘Afterlife’

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