Arcade Fire

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Arcade Fire: We review – a welcome return to form
(Columbia)
Beauty, bleakness and euphoria collide on this record of two halves

Phil Mongredien

08, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Arcade Fire: We review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
After a weak 2017 predecessor, the band’s new album returns to well-trodden territory. Its peevish lyrics are irritating, but it should avert a slide down festival bills

Alexis Petridis

05, May, 2022 @11:12 AM

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Arcade Fire review – maximalist wonder that roots you in the here and now
Returning with strong new material after five years away, the Canadian indie rockers are a joyous throng of irrepressible humanity

Dorian Lynskey

30, Apr, 2022 @1:13 PM

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Arcade Fire: ‘America is rotten, but there are beautiful things about it’
After the high-concept hijinks around their last record turned off fans, the indie troubadours have gone back to basics with a rousing new album about Trump and togetherness

Laura Barton

30, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Coachella: high-energy hedonism, surprise stars and Covid concerns
The first weekend of the returning California mega-festival brought with it a host of big names, albeit a lack of heritage acts, and a crowd of fans eager for fun

Kate Hutchinson

18, Apr, 2022 @6:50 PM

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Thanks for the Dance: posthumous Leonard Cohen album announced
Thanks for the Dance has been arranged by singer’s son Adam and will feature various collaborators and previously unheard material

Laura Snapes

20, Sep, 2019 @2:52 PM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Musicians on Mark Hollis: 'He found hooks in places I'm still trying to fathom'
Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Charlotte Church, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry and others on his songs, enigmatic spirit and musical vision

Interviews by Laura Snapes

26, Feb, 2019 @6:00 PM

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The best US summer festival lineups: from Janelle Monáe to James Taylor
A range of star-packed festivals, ranging from R&B to rock, offer unusual collaborations, stage theatrics and stunning locations

Katie Bain

16, May, 2018 @4:25 PM

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On my radar: Win Butler’s cultural highlights
The Arcade Fire singer on his love of the Caribbean, Jordan Peele’s Get Out, and the student-led gun control movement taking hold in the US

Interview by Kathryn Bromwich

29, Apr, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Meme, myself and I: how pop’s new gen deal with social media anxiety
A wave of nihilism is infiltrating music, with the likes of Noah Cyrus, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Let’s Eat Grandma reflecting on the dystopia created by the digital world

Michael Cragg

07, Apr, 2018 @5:59 AM

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Arcade Fire: 'People have lost the ability to even know what a joke is. It’s very Orwellian'
The indie rockers rolled out their last record, Everything Now, with a satirical ad campaign. The result? Mass confusion and bad reviews. As they hit UK arenas, frontman Win Butler is defiant: ‘Let’s see if we can break through the noise’

Laura Barton

30, Mar, 2018 @5:00 AM

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