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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 […]

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Arcade Fire Album track ‘Afterlife’ – watch

The Arcade Fire promotional juggernaut shows no signs of relenting in the run-up to the release of fourth album Reflektor on 28 October. Today the Canadian alt-rockers have released a trailer for album track ‘Afterlife’ – only a few days after the trailer for ‘Awful Sound’. This one is based in Haiti, where Reflektor was […]

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Arcade Fire Album track ‘Awful Sound (Oh Erydice)’ – video

We’re getting ever closer to the 29 October release date of Reflektor, and just to make sure we don’t forget it Arcade Fire have dribbled out another enticing tidbit to keep us all talking. Last night they released the below trailer on Twitter which previews new album track ‘Awful Sound (Oh Erydice)’: Awful Sound […]

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The best albums out in October

After the blockbusting month of album releases that was September, this month’s schedule doesn’t look quite as impressive. Other than Arcade Fire’s potentially huge Reflektor, there’s nothing that immediately catches the eye. Take a closer look though and there’s plenty of interesting albums to get excited about in October. From the return of Sleigh Bells […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (15th September 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Arcade Fire feat. David Bowie – ‘Reflektor’ Arcade Fire’s first cut from the album of the same name is a weird affair with many varied elements, thumping bass lines, French and an understated appearance by Mr Bowie himself. Very much like a […]