You know when you hear one of those songs that you think may change your life, this is how I felt in 2004 (ruddy hell, I can’t believe it was that long ago!) when I switched over to BBC2 to see Arcade Fire performing Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) on Jools Holland. It gave me goosebumps. Reflektor is the bands fourth album and it is a double one at that. It was co-produced by former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, regular Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs, and the band themselves The influence of Murphy can be felt, as the record has a dancier feel. There are many changes of tempo on this album, and it actually sounds like the band are starting to have fun on this one. Though it didn’t give me goosebumps.
Sounds like: Beach House, The National, Volcano Choir
Stand out track: Here Comes The Night