Arcade Fire

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Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara. The band's current touring line-up also includes former core member Sarah Neufeld, frequent collaborator Owen Pallett, two additional percussionists, Diol Edmond and Tiwill Duprate, and saxophonists Matt Bauder and Stuart Bogie.

Founded in 2001 by friends and classmates Win Butler and Josh Deu, the band came to prominence in 2004 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Funeral. Their second studio album, Neon Bible, won them the 2008 Meteor Music Award for Best International Album and the 2008 Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Their third studio album, The Suburbs, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim and commercial success. It received many accolades, including the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year, the 2011 Juno Award for Album of the Year, and the 2011 Brit Award for Best International Album. In 2013, Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor, and scored the feature film Her, for which band members William Butler and Owen Pallett were nominated in the Best Original Score category at the 86th Academy Awards. All four of their studio albums have received nominations for the Best Alternative Music Album Grammy; the band's work has also been named three times as a shortlist nominee for the Polaris Music Prize: in 2007 for Neon Bible, in 2011 for The Suburbs and in 2014 for Reflektor, winning the award for The Suburbs.

The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesizer, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy, and takes most of these instruments on tour; the multi-instrumentalist band members switch duties throughout shows.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Funeral Arcade Fire 4.85 10
2007 Neon Bible Arcade Fire 4.2 12
2010 The Suburbs Arcade Fire 4.35 13
2013 Reflektor Arcade Fire 4.15 8

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Miroir noir Arcade Fire 5 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) Arcade Fire 5 1
2005 Neighborhood #2 (Laïka) Arcade Fire 4.5 1
2005 Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) Arcade Fire 4.5 2
2005 Cold Wind / Brazil Arcade Fire 5 2
2005 Rebellion (Lies) Arcade Fire 4.5 2
2006 Intervention Arcade Fire 4.5 5
2007 Keep the Car Running / Broken Window Arcade Fire 5 1
2007 No Cars Go Arcade Fire 4.5 5
2007 Poupée de cire, poupée de son / No Love Lost LCD Soundsystem / Arcade Fire 4.5 1
2010 The Suburbs Arcade Fire 4.5 4
2010 Ready to Start Arcade Fire 2
2010 We Used To Wait Arcade Fire 2
2011 Culture War / Speaking in Tongues Arcade Fire feat. David Byrne 5 1
2012 Sprawl II / Ready to Start Arcade Fire 5 2
2013 Reflektor Arcade Fire 5 3
2013 Reflektor Arcade Fire 1
2013 Afterlife Arcade Fire 2
2014 Polaris Music Prize Split 7" Owen Pallett / Arcade Fire 1
2015 Get Right Arcade Fire 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire 3.65 3
2015 The Reflektor Tapes Arcade Fire 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live EP (live at Fashion Rocks) Arcade Fire & David Bowie 5 1

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