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Reflektor (album) by Arcade Fire 

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Reflektor
Reflektor by Arcade Fire (2013)
Release date: 2013-10-28
Overall rank: 236th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,250 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2013 (2nd)
Top 20 albums of the 2010s (15th)
Top 500 albums of all time (236th)

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Arcade Fire bestography

Reflektor is ranked 4th best out of 6 albums by Arcade Fire on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Arcade Fire is Funeral which is ranked number 7 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 103,929.

Arcade Fire album bestography « Higher ranked (104th) This album (236th) Lower ranked (2,415th) »
Neon BibleReflektorEverything Now

Members who like this album also like: The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, Lonerism by Tame Impala and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,250 votes)
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60/100
From antaiospiano 11/10/2018 19:28
Experimental? You mean the way they slow down the beat on “Here Comes the Night Time”? You ever listened to ‘90s electronic music?

They merge a lot of genres huh? But are they good at any of them? What happened to quality over quantity? It’s cool and all that these nerds have learned to play all these genres, but everything sounds uninspired or like a straight up rip-off.

Dance music?... BAHAHAHAHA I genuinely start to think that all Arcade Fire fans are just a bunch of 50 year old dads who have never been to a club (one of you already admitted (don’t know what’s cringier, this album or the overly positive reviews I read here)) and who have never really enjoyed music, but just act like they are into music because it makes them appear more cultured.

So honestly, what is left that could make this album good? Is it JUST herd mentality? I see someone commenting “it’s decent” and give it a 9/10. What’s up with that? What did Arcade Fire do on this album that’s new? That will inspire future generations? How do we see it back already today? I think the answers are nothing, nothing and not, respectively, isn’t it? And this goes for all their albums honestly.
I read all these positive comments, but I don’t read anything that could explicitly convince me that this band is even remotely relevant. You guys think it should be obvious ‘cause no one seems to disagree? No. It’s not. Explain to me. You guys are stuck in a fucking bubble on this site.
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From IanEvadar14 10/27/2018 19:14
Not bad but Arcade Fire supporters do overrate it a LITTLE BIT. Reflektor the song is in no shape or form a 91/100 but meh, whatever.
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From mdbaxter 09/24/2018 18:40
A fine album to be sure but nothing really sticks out for me. I like the general sound that it contains but something is lacking. Especially for a longer album, there aren't many highlights for me (also not many low-lights)
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From micah88800 05/12/2018 04:21
The Suburbs is one of my favorite records ever, so prior to this release I was eatatic. Unfortunately, it was a huge let down. Pulling on your heart strings with nostalgic and theatrical indie rock music is what I loved about them, and that was completely forgone for disco revival? The music isnt bad I suppose, but it isnt great like their first 3 records. The disco-dance contiuned into Everything Now and it just isnt paying off for them. All this being said “Afterlife” might be my favorite AF song. It hits that emotional nerve that theyre known for and goes above and beyond. Its so fantastic. I just dont know why the whole album couldnt be like that
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From LedZep 02/13/2018 23:47
Funeral is like pretty good, but this... just isn't. Some great songs, way too much dance music elements, and the songwriting is nowhere near their first two.
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90/100
From Vatsal 10/29/2017 11:26
This album sounds exactly how you'd expect an Arcade Fire record co-produced by James Murphy to sound like!
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100/100
From smiley 08/03/2017 22:12
Adore this record - my favorite of theirs and that is saying something for a band i consider the best band of the last 10 years. On a side note they are also amazing live.
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From xMUSICSNOBx 08/03/2017 16:02
I don't quite understand the hype behind this band, or this album. I've personally never found their work very intriguing. That being said, this album is certainly the best of what i've heard from them thus far, (Funeral, The Suburbs, Reflektor).
This particular release has some pretty high points, (Reflektor, Porno), but like all of their other album's rides a consistently boring middle-ground outside of those. Their instrumentals are always unmemorable, and a lot of the time their lyrics come across as seriously pretentious. The redeeming quality to this album is its eerie undercurrents that really give it a strong, cohesive, tone that carries throughout.
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From Aziraphale 07/29/2017 18:47
Having just reviewed 'Everything Now' i figured i better show Reflektor the same adoration; although it did take me longer to love this than their earlier efforts. Funeral is their best, no doubts. The rest is merely exceptional.
They are a current act in the all-time top ten on this site, and should be cherished. I was too young to get excited by each new Led Zeppelin release and I did not get to see then live. With Arcade Fire I get to have these things and long (long) may that continue..
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From SMcCrae95 07/17/2017 15:43
Title Track is a top 5 Arc Fire track
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