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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 2,256 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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From radio-head 09/21/2016 05:46
A perfect album. Wouldn't change a note.
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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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From acolabella 09/17/2016 18:48
An unbelievable emotional roller coaster ride from start to finish.
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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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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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