An interesting yet unsurprising follow-up to 2010's The Suburbs, Reflektor is another bloated, exploratory concept album from everyone's favorite Canadian chamber-alt turned mainstream outfit. This time, the record's storyline is centered around the harsh duality between connect/disconnect in the digital age; Arcade Fire has been touring not under their usual playful moniker but rather marauding around as "The Reflektors," a collective alter ego that indicates a statement along the lines of: "We are not entertainers, but mirrors! We are REFLEKTING the hideous truths of modern life to the listener!" Edgy.
Rave On Buddy Holly
SHANNON WHITWORTH & BARRETT SMITH
Bring It On Home
CLUTCHY HOPKINS (MEETS LORD KENJAMIN)
Music Is My Medicine
THE NIKHIL KORULA BAND
Music of the New Day
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