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.
15 Feb 2017
The inaugural Panorama Festival invited ticket holders into a big, shiny, technology-savvy paradise that carried promise for future installments.
28 Jul 2016
Rock of the Aughts highlighted the debut day of New York City's brand-new music festival.
27 Jul 2016
Sarah Neufeld has recorded in underground parking garages, toured with Arcade Fire, and recorded remarkable music with Colin Stetson. She's also made some superior solo recordings, and her latest, The Ridge, encourages listeners to feel the music along with her.
10 Jun 2016
Not without stirring up some controversy, Panorama Music Festival takes aim at New York City with a barrage of big bands.
01 Jun 2016
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".
04 May 2015
Like Kierkegaard did more than a century-and-a-half ago, Arcade Fire has the courage to ask whether our experience of the world is really as spectral, thin, and shallow as it sometimes seems.
07 Sep 2014
Arcade Fire, and their split personality the Reflektors, ended the first leg of their 2014 world tour with a party in Connecticut.
25 Mar 2014
Primavera Sound 2014 will bring huge acts to Barcelona this May including Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails and The National as well as the reunion of Slowdive.
03 Feb 2014
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
26 Dec 2013
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?
30 Oct 2013
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.
31 Oct 2012
On the occasion of Pitchfork's first ever crowdsourced Best Of list, we reappraise the webzine's favorite albums of 1996-2011.
22 Aug 2012
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.
28 Oct 2011
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.
01 Sep 2011
You’re here to see your favorite indie-rock act, and you just so happen to have great representatives from other musical styles to explore as well.
21 Jun 2011
Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger got into a fight so that the neighbors could dance in the police disco lights. But since disco is passé, no one showed up. This week in Counterbalance, Arcade Fire's Funeral.
20 May 2011
The Arcade Fire's The Suburbs may win Grammys and top year-end lists, but it also perpetuates shallow and uninformed beliefs about its central subject matter.
17 Feb 2011
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