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Album review: Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’

Arcade Fire – Reflektor {rating} Download: Reflektor Alarm bells began to ring as soon as it was revealed that Arcade Fire’s fourth album, their follow-up to 2010’s massively successful The Suburbs, was to be that most pretentious of all rock band pretentions: a double album. As more details began to emerge – namely that the […]

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Stream Playlist – all the best new music from April 2014

April was a pretty busy month in music – just a quick read through the music news will tell you that. Kasabian announced their new album, Liam Gallagher sent everyone into a mini-meltdown about a possible Oasis reunion, Glastonbury announced the first raft of acts for this years festival and there was also the small […]


Glastonbury 2014 line-up announced – Kasabian confirmed as headliner

The (almost) full line-up for this years Glastonbury Festival has been revealed this morning – confirming Kasabian as headliner alongside Arcade Fire as well as announcing another 80 or so names to the bill. The only surprise is that the third headliner is still not confirmed – with the line-up including a ‘Special Guests’ in […]

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What were the best albums of 2013?

We’re coming up to the end of the year, which means there’s currently a deluge of ‘best of’ lists hitting us from all angles online. I don’t like to dwell too much on picking out the ‘best’ when it comes to albums as to pick one excellent album out as ‘better’ than another seems a […]

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Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ album has leaked online

Arcade Fire have built up their fourth album Reflektor into one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2013, through a variety of inventive promotional activities – including guerilla-style graffiti, TV specials, numerous previews and trailers and more old-fashioned single streams. Despite them whipping the media and their fans into a froth of expectancy, early reviews […]

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Arcade Fire reveal ‘Afterlife’ lyric video – Watch

Yesterday felt like playing a game of cat-and-mouse with Arcade Fire. No sooner had a new radio rip of new Reflektor track ‘Afterlife’ popped up on Soundcloud (after its premiere on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show) it was getting taken down again. After embedding three new versions that quickly got taken down, I gave up […]

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Listen: Arcade Fire – ‘Afterlife’

In one way or another Arcade Fire have unveiled about half of their upcoming Reflektor album – as well as the recent fan-videos they played a load of songs on a US TV special to add to the release of the title track and lead single. What we’ve been lacking from them so far though […]