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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 2,207 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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Arcade Fire bestography

Funeral is ranked as the best album by Arcade Fire.

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88/100 (from 2,207 votes)
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From dogieboy6 08/09/2016 01:09
This is just a pure, perfect burst of evey sorrowful emotion trapped between wax by the concept of community. Every track is a perfect, pulsating heartbeat throbbing with love and pain.
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From souplipton 07/19/2016 03:39
I've now listened to this album all the way through three times, each time going in thinking it would click following this listen. So far nope, in fact my opinion has changed less on repeated listens of this album than on almost any other I can think of. It seems alright with some better tracks and some not as good tracks, but nowhere near even being considered on my top 100. There are some albums that don't do it for me, but whose stature I at least understand. This is not one of those albums. It would take a mighty stretch for me to even begin to understand it being in the top 50, nevertheless the top 10.
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From YikYak 06/18/2016 14:41
I used to be a massive critic of this album and Arcade Fire, specifically due to a lack of commercial success or industry influence. I listened to the album one day and was not impressed and a little disappointed. I didn't listen to it for a while then. A few months later, I listened to Rebellion (Lies) again and was absolutely amazed by the sound. I listened to the whole album again. And again. And I realized why it is so regarded and acclaimed. I love the Suburbs, Neon Bible and Reflektor, but this is the album of theirs that is my personal favorite, and one of my favorite debut albums of all time. I'd specifically recommend tracks 1,2,4,6,7, and especially 9. Please give this a few listens. It is certainly deserving.
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From exileonthehell 06/05/2016 18:29
I can really see David Bowie trapped inside this album.
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From JLAwesome1 05/10/2016 21:16
As a member of the new generation, I look at those born from the early 60's and when asked about their music taste, David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" will always come up. How it shaped them, grew with them, and taught them.

And while I can look back to the year '72 and love that album, it will never feel like my memories and my generation I am listening to. That's why I'm calling Funeral this generation's Ziggy Stardust. Original, cohesive, and intimate...however it will never seem as great from a different generation looking in.
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From Edwarda85 05/04/2016 14:44
I can't deny their originality and willingness to try new things from album to album. Extremely creative with huge scope and atmosphere.

But that is kind of expected when your band rolls deep. Like 10ish people deep.

Rebellion (Lies) is as good as it gets. The lead track and Crown of Love are really good too.

I don't love it. I don't think the writing is as smart as everyone thinks it is. I don't speak French so throwaway the 3rd song.

I think Millenials want to be able to label a band as their generation's Radiohead. I think Arcade Fire is a bit of a stretch.

Objectively they are really really good.

Personally, I can take or leave this, save Rebellion (Lies)
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From marklg 05/01/2016 17:30
I cannot understand why this album is considered one of the best ones here. It's not so bad, but come on guys... seriously?
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From xMUSICSNOBx 04/21/2016 20:09
With the exception of one or two songs, possibly the least eventful album i've ever heard, not a huge fan still, and I'm still not sure why everyone rates them so high.
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