Single Review – Arcade Fire – Get Right

‘Get Right’ is the new track from Arcade Fire’s 2013 album Reflektor deluxe EP, The Reflektor Tapes and it demonstrates a more low slung, Desert Rock inspired track akin to The Black Keys and Jack White and they deliver it with that sonic charge and tense atmosphere that the two aforementioned acts don’t do as well. The dropping, distorted guitars and given a kick by the saxophones behind them and the whirring and rising synths and bring the track to bear at it’s conclusion for a cool and slick piece of Desert Rock; adding a bit more life into a well worn sound.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

Sunday Suggestion – Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Reflektor’ is a single from Arcade Fire’s fourth studio album Reflektor that was released in 2013 and produced by the great James Murphy. The album may not have the complete quality of their third album, but it was still a very strong album and it largely made up their up-beat and simply wondrous Glastonbury headliner. The track has percussion and a rhythm riff that creates a solid hook. The vocals are spaced out well and sit perfectly above the instrumental core with the switch to French on the bridge keeping you on your toes and adding to the variety. The burst of the horns too; gives the hook an extra kick as well. The song goes on to take up a highly atmospheric build up and instant fall as it realigns itself back to normal which is something which won’t fail you when done in such a way. Even Bowie makes a brief appearance too. Despite being crammed full of different elements and three different vocals; nothing kills off anything else and they’ve utilised the plus seven minutes they had to good effect to really spread everything out and keep the atmospheric quality of it as well as retaining a lot of room for the different sound progressions and melodies.

Single Review – Will Butler – Take My Side

Following on from Arcade Fire’s fourth album Reflektor in 2013, their rhythm guitarist Will Butler is to release his own studio album Policy on March 10th with Merge Records. The lead single from his upcoming album is ‘Take My Side’. It demonstrates a keen sense of jangling, slightly distorted riffs and sharp percussion. With a vocal very much akin to his brother Win, the track almost sounds like an earlier Arcade Fire track, but the track doesn’t offer much in the way of quirks and new ideas. It is very much an indulgence in a garage tinged pop song that is well worn, but well delivered nevertheless.

This Weeks Music Video

This Weeks Music Video. New Videos from Arcade Fire with Reflektor, Au Revoir Simone with Crazy, Daft Punk with their full Lose Yourself To Dance video and Father John Misty with I’m Writing A Novel

Single Review – Arcade Fire – Reflektor

After taking the world by storm in a good way in 2010/2011 with their third album suburbs; Arcade Fire are to return with their fourth: Reflektor. The lead single is also the title track and without a doubt this is possibly the most pivotal moment yet for Arcade Fire as a band because of the high expectation from their third album which has made them big players now in terms of the world’s top bands. With that in mind the scrutiny will be on a whole new level for them. Getting James Murphy in as producer is a positive step simply because he’s a musician as well and is a pretty capable one at that. Besides that; you can always get in a guest artist to re-focus and perhaps enhance out-put and rumours that David Bowie is working on the album with them will probably do that! The song has percussion and rhythm riff that creates a solid hook and one that get you dancing if you’re not careful. The vocals are spaced out and sit perfectly above the instrumental hook with the switch to French on the bridge keeps you on your toes and adds to the variety. The burst of the horns too; give the hook an extra kick as well. The song goes on to take up a highly atmospheric build up and instant fall as it realigns itself back to normal. Something which won’t fail you when done in such a way. The rumours about Bowie will be even more excitable when you can clearly hear the great man himself towards the end of the song and it sounds like it could work well with him in other songs with his vocal against a wash of rhythm and melody. Despite being crammed full of different elements and three different vocals; nothing kills off anything else and they’ve utilised the plus seven minutes they had to good effect to really spread everything out and keep the atmospheric quality of it as well as retaining a lot of room for everything too. This song has set a marker for them to deliver with the album and with what they could have up their sleeve, then the album’s going to be very interesting.  

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