"I'm making good friends with you. When you're shaking your good frame"

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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: 9th   Overall chart history
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89/100 (from 2,149 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2004 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2000s (2nd)
Top 10 albums of all time (9th)

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Funeral is ranked as the best album by Arcade Fire.

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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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From Simon_bramhall 03/24/2016 21:36
I have really tried. There are bands with a huge popular and critical following that I just do not connect personally. For example the Pixies. With that said I am left trying to understand the critical grandeur of Arcade Fire. This is just not my thing, I am left with the feelings I have heard better and better albums.
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From juro00134 03/16/2016 22:16

THE nostalgia album. When I was younger and being driven to school every morning, I would usually hear "Rebellion" on the radio, not knowing it was by Arcade Fire and not paying it much mind because I was young and young people never pay things much mind. Years later, as I was getting into music, I'd always see this album on best albums lists and decided to give it a listen, really liking it. Then "Rebellion" came on. I remembered it note for note and just sat in awe. I still sit in awe whenever I hear it.
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From Deckiller 02/19/2016 17:14
This is absolutely, 100 percent, objectively NOT one of the top 10 albums of all time. I'm not one who considers his opinion as fact, but this is one thing I'll stand by. It's like saying that McDonalds' mozzarella sticks are the best appetizer ever made.
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From Deckiller 02/14/2016 10:19
Not really sure what's so special about this albums. I'll see you Arcade Fire and raise you U2 or Anathema for bands that invoke similar emotions (but far more potently). This is a band that simply does not connect with me.
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From buzzdainer 02/12/2016 16:37
A grand, life-affirming statement encompassing both childhood and mortality. Several of the band members had lost close family members in the year or so preceding the release of this album, and they poured their love and soul into making this album. It shows. I remember hearing this album for the first time, sitting on an old couch--the same old couch that once resided in my parents' living room when I was a teenager--in my new apartment in Bennington, Vermont, and being completely entranced both by how new and innovative this album seemed, and also how nostalgic and familiar. Maybe that's what the greatest albums do. "Indie rock" doesn't do justice to the ambitiousness of their sound, but I'm not sure there's an appropriate label out there for this one. Check out "Rebellion (Lies)" to get a sense of the power of this album.
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