Arcade Fire (album) by Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire by Arcade Fire (2003)
Overall rank: 3,496th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Arcade Fire is ranked 6th best out of 6 albums by Arcade Fire on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Arcade Fire is Funeral which is ranked number 9 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 106,362.

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Members who like this album also like: Funeral by Arcade Fire, Neon Bible by Arcade Fire and In Rainbows by Radiohead.

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From Jhlffc 11/12/2017 16:42
Nowhere near what came after but Headlights is still one of their best
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From Komorebi-D 03/18/2017 02:21
Much like Fleet Foxes' Sun Giant EP, this is a great introduction into an even better band.
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From RoundTheBend 02/13/2017 03:43
I think if this was the only thing they ever did, I'd probably not give it the time of day (just being honest), but it's fun to see their early days, with a noticeable difference with the smaller budget for recording/etc.

Some of it was intriguing and some of it was a bit boring/wouldn't choose to listen to again, but not bad.

I got a Neil Young feel from it sometimes. My Heart is an Apple was my least favorite and Headlights like diamonds and the submarine song were my favorite.
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From LordMark 01/06/2016 23:31
One of the best EPs I've ever listened to. I'm glad that BEA allowed me to include it on my charts.
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From n8rob 12/24/2015 06:07
Honestly one of my all-time favorite albums. I wish this EP were more recognised as a legitimate part of Arcade Fire's discography. This album provides a wonderful charm and atmosphere that I've never found anywhere else.
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From craola 01/23/2015 23:14
I suppose this one hasn't aged particularly well (thanks to the success of later work), but I remember hearing this when it was first released (pre-Funeral), and it was exciting and fresh to hear at the time. I imagine that if I'd been familiar with the band's LPs prior to hearing this, I might be quick to dismiss it, but I don't think the band gets enough credit for this effort.

Context is everything.
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From kryptos006 12/31/2014 07:17
As an Arcade Fire fan, you can't ignore this one. Some of the sounds on here were clearly used in their debut, Funeral. My friend even pointed out to me that there is a whole violin part on this EP that was reused on Funeral. Some truly invaluable tracks. It does not feel as cohesive or rounded out as their later albums, but it is certainly very raw. Sounds like teenagers emoting through sound; a fascinating listen any day of the week!
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From Exist-en-ciel 11/16/2013 21:57
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From drakonium 12/05/2012 19:54
It's fun because it's the first Arcade Fire, but some tracks are really bland.
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