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Arcade Fire: Everything Now

Arcade Fire is not old enough for this work as late career orthodoxy nor suave enough to cook these observations into delicious bites.

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18 Jul 2017 // 8:20 AM

INMusic Festival Wows Record-breaking Crowd

Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon deliver wildly disparate spectacles as thousands gather for Croatia's premiere music festival.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:27 AM

Arcade Fire - “Creature Comfort” (Singles Going Steady)

"Creature Comfort" is a big, bold statement of intent from Arcade Fire. This is a song that leaves you anything but anesthetized.

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14 Jun 2017 // 11:41 AM

Arcade Fire - “Everything Now” (Singles Going Steady)

Opinions are sharply divided about Arcade Fire's latest single.

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Lollapalooza 2017: Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Arcade Fire Top 170-Band Lineup

CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire and Lorde are among the headliners announced Wednesday for Lollapalooza. Muse, the XX, Blink-182, DJ Snake and Justice also

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14 Mar 2017 // 11:00 AM

Spoon - “Can I Sit Next to You” (Singles Going Steady)

Spoon discovers New Wave funk and comes up with an appealing ditty that makes one just want to dance.

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13 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Spoon: Hot Thoughts

The melodies on Hot Thoughts might be Spoon's stickiest in a while, and the album strikes a near-perfect balance between traditional songs and adventurous sounds.

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‘Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes’ Is Supposed to be Hypnotic

The Reflektor Tapes is 66 minutes long but feels like three hours of pretension. The bonus concert film Live at Earl's Court is nearly two hours long but breezes by.

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Panorama Festival: FKA twigs and Arcade Fire Convey Passion

The inaugural Panorama Festival invited ticket holders into a big, shiny, technology-savvy paradise that carried promise for future installments.

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17 May 2016 // 11:18 AM

Will Butler (Arcade Fire) - “Take My Side” (Singles Going Steady)

Why is Will Butler trying to pull of a Jack White impression on his new tune "Take My Side"?

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4 Mar 2016 // 3:05 AM

Spoon: Gimme Fiction

Ten years later, an adored band's mid-career triumph is again celebrated.

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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Takes to a Black Cab to Play “Madonna” (video)

Space is tight in the back of the Black Cab Sessions, but that doesn't stop Will Butler from delivering a spirited version of his tune "Madonna".

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10 Mar 2015 // 2:06 AM

Will Butler: Policy

Arcade Fire's Will Butler unapologetically leans into solo project stereotypes by making an album that sounds just like a diluted version of the band's early records.

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From R. Kelly to ‘Reflektor’: The Rise and Fall of the Disco Revival

There are plenty of popular musical trends swirling around in 2013, but perhaps none more unexpected or wonderful as the disco revival. From R. Kelly's Write Me Back to Arcade Fire's Reflektor, the new-disco trend has grabbed hold of R&B, pop, dance music, and indie rock, but why?

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Today’s “New” Music Is All Folked Up

One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.

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6 Nov 2011 // 9:00 PM

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.

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Austin City Limits: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr + Fleet Foxes + Arcade Fire

When you get right down to it, very few bands are truly capable of commanding a festival size crowd and won't be getting any easier, as attention spans get ever shorter.

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Austin City Limits: Sunday 18 September 2011

The Arcade Fire reminds us all that nothing is too serious if nothing lasts forever.

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The 2011 Outside Lands Music Festival: San Francisco

With a wide variety of music coming from five different stages in one of the nation's most beautiful locations, the only problem was trying to catch as many bands as possible.

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Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (Deluxe Edition)

Inspiring everything from undying adulation to knee-jerk backlash, it's the wide array of responses The Suburbs has elicited that offers the greatest testament to how vital it remains.

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"An ability to manipulate a collective is a hint at what a little boy's power as an individual might be.

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