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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: 7th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,389 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2004 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2000s (2nd)
Top 10 albums of all time (7th)

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Funeral is ranked as the best album by Arcade Fire.

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From CanadianGuy 02/14/2017 02:32
This album made me proud of being canadian.

Power Out is my favorite song from this album.
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From chamberlain89 02/02/2017 01:21
This truly deserves to be recognized as one of the greatest albums ever.
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From slurpdurp 01/27/2017 01:41
There are few albums, if any, that I connect with on such a personal level. The themes and motifs resonate so deep within me. As a Canadian, the motif of snow and storms providing loneliness and fear are so real. There are some days where we were stuck at home for days. The snow outside was too strong for us to face. The air bit at us and the storms kept us inside. As a result, we were trapped in our homes. This always made me feel weak and lonely, as I wasn't strong enough to face the winter and see my friends. Funeral is an album about those storms, and the ways in which we face them. When the storm locks us inside, we can choose to hide and cower, or we can face them with dignity and strength in order to grow personally.

Arcade Fire dare us to fight back against the storms of life, and to face them with resilience. When we feel most afraid or vulnerable is when we should fight the powers of nature that are beyond our control. The most prominent motif used here is death. Arcade Fire lost many people near and dear to them during this season, and it shows in the music. After a long fight in the storm, this album ends on a beautiful and emotional note with "In The Backseat". Sometimes, life is too strong for us to handle, and all we can do it sit in the backseat and let life take us for a ride. In the end, life won't always be a happy experience, but every storm can be faced with dignity.
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From hildebranthony 01/25/2017 18:17
There is something about this album, especially the opening track, that gives me a sense of nostalgia, even though I am new to the band. It is rare for an album or any piece of media to generate this feeling.
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From prego9816 01/24/2017 14:35
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 2, 6, 10
High: 1, 3, 4, 9
Neutral: 8
Low: 5, 7
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From rosemeyer3 01/20/2017 04:32
I can admit that there are parts that impressed me, but in general the songwriting is very basic. I wouldn't agree that this is best of that month even, but I'd rather see something like this in the top 10 than a lot of other things. Still sucks tho..
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From Seab 01/18/2017 23:18
The album that allowed me to get into indie rock. So much emotion packed into one album, and has one of my favorite openers to an album.

Favorite Track: Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
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From khj11 01/16/2017 22:48
First I hated it, then I tolerated it, now I love it. Beautiful album
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From slurpdurp 01/07/2017 20:40
This album hits me personally very significantly. As a Canadian, the motif of snow providing isolation, loneliness, boredom, and fear really resonated with me. The storms of life both literal and metaphorical are significant, and how we deal with them defines who we are. That is what this album deals with. In the winter, we work hard to fight against the snow. We spend hours shoveling, we clear the roads and risk our lives just by driving through the ice. The storms can knock out the power from our homes and drive us inside and into fear. This can apply to literal storms, or to the storms of our lives. Funeral deals with death, growing up, individuality, and the fear of facing the real world. I love this album, and the metaphors used are so perfect to me and connect with me so well. I feel like I can personally identify with every word being sung, and for that reason it is my number one best album of all time. I love OK Computer and it holds some of my favorite songs of all time, but I hold Funeral closer because of how personally I connect with it. It feels so Canadian, and I love that.
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