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Funeral (album) by Arcade Fire 

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Funeral
Funeral by Arcade Fire (2004)
Release date: 2004-09-14
Overall rank: 8th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,309 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2004 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2000s (2nd)
Top 10 albums of all time (8th)

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Funeral is ranked as the best album by Arcade Fire.

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Average Rating: 
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From Yipyapper 11/08/2016 16:01
Everything about this album screams raw emotion, and the excellent placement of its instruments--especially piano--reinforces that. It doesn't sacrifice production for it, though, as it feels like a seasoned veteran's finest creation after trying to rediscover his youthful days and not an awkward freshman release.

Key Cuts: Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels), Wake Up, Rebellion (Lies)
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From Lacobra 10/10/2016 15:24
Probably the best album of the noughties. The songs are dense and adequately arranged (every single member gives his best), they flow super-nicely (honestly one of the best sequenced albums I own), Butler's NMH-inspired morbid imagery is at its most powerful (among others: neighbourhoods buried in snow, people "dancing" to the "disco lights" of the police sirens, sleeping every night as a metaphore for giving up searching for the truth, and my favourite "a million little gods causing rainstorms turning every good thing to dust"), spontaneous build ups and tempo changes that give the songs personality in way very few indie rock bands managed to master before, and some uncannily heartbreaking vocal performances (Neighbourhoods #1 and #3, Rebelion (Lies), Regine Chassagne's epic vocal gymnastics on the closer track). Basically a flawless album. The amount of copycat bands that have come out in the last decade is telling. A highly rewarding work. Check out this one first if you want to get into Arcade Fire's work.
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From flamingyesdept 10/09/2016 09:30
I realise I will be instantly downvoted, but I cannot understand for the life of me how this could be ranked higher than Pet Sounds. I am honestly confused as to how this made its way into the top 10.
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75/100
From samora 10/02/2016 21:08
I really tried to get into this album, considering its top-10 position overall on BEA. However, it just doesn't do it for me, even after 4 listens. On a positive note, very interesting themes around growing up, generational conflicts, etc. I really like the first 3 songs, and Rebellion, but I find none of the other songs memorable at all. Considering that, this album really does not belong in a top 10 of all times, IMO. Maybe in a top 100.
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From rileytfindley 10/02/2016 18:07
This record is very enjoyable. Not only does it seem to have a huge sense of coherence and a feeling that the tracks were made with each other in mind, but the vocals and instrumentals fit together in a very uniform sound, that varies enough from song to song to remain interesting. There are slower ballads, right next to overwhelming harmonies that take over the sound of the record. Very enjoyable; this is Arcade Fire's only great album.
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From radio-head 09/21/2016 05:46
A perfect album. Wouldn't change a note.
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80/100
From Strangel 09/19/2016 02:43
I got into this band with the album Neon Bible and thought they were OK based on that effort. I needed to give this album a deserved immersion before fully judging Arcade Fire and having now listened to the album a dozen or so times I am beginning to see why they are so hyped. They have a big sound, working cohesively (which, I assume would make them a great live band), they have emotive contemplative lyrics, and there is a consistency of quality songs on their albums. Funeral nails it best from their discography but I still can't quite find a visceral enjoyment in their music. They seem to be singing/playing from a long way away. I don't feel the intimacy that I enjoy in the very best albums.
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90/100
From acolabella 09/17/2016 18:48
An unbelievable emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish.
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95/100
From souplipton 08/26/2016 21:03
I've given it another couple listens, and it's now a top 50 album... I don't know where it's final place will be on my chart, but I now will readily admit this is a truly great album.
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From souplipton 08/25/2016 02:02
I've listened to it a couple more times since my last comment, and it definitely has grown on me over the last couple of listens. I've noticed a lot more there in the music, and I've paid more attention to the lyrics, and I'm starting to understand why this is such an acclaimed album. That being said, it's still not a top 50 album for me, but I will be including it in my next chart update (albeit near the end of my chart). I'm gonna continue to approach this one with an open mind.
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