Funeral

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90

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Universal acclaim- based on 918 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Montreal band founded by husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne make their full-length debut with this highly anticipated disc.

Top Track

Wake Up
[MusixMatch] Somethin' filled up My heart with nothin' Someone told me not to cry But now that I'm older My heart's colder And I can see that it's a... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. One of the best albums of the year, hands down.
  2. So long as we're unable or unwilling to fully recognize the healing aspect of embracing honest emotion in popular music, we will always approach the sincerity of an album like Funeral from a clinical distance. Still, that it's so easy to embrace this album's operatic proclamation of love and redemption speaks to the scope of The Arcade Fire's vision.
  3. Not only are the songs uniformly excellent, they also show a mastery of the art of controlled dynamics, of tension and release, that most young bands ignore to pursue the catharsis of sustained intensity.
  4. If I were to have just heard the first half of the disc, I probably would have proclaimed it the best of the year as well.
  5. The New York Times
    80
    One of the year's best indie-rock albums. [3 Oct 2004]
  6. Marred by indie-rock clichés and occasional over-effort, it remains frustrating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 347
  1. dan
    Dec 17, 2004
    10
    shame on you and the 10 generations that will follow your line if you don't BUY and OWN this cd i think i'm serious
  2. MarkL
    Oct 2, 2005
    10
    One of the best albums of the last decade.
  3. DanC
    Apr 14, 2005
    10
    Simply one of the greatest of all time. Not to mention that it is their debut. But the album fails in comparison to their powerful carthatic Simply one of the greatest of all time. Not to mention that it is their debut. But the album fails in comparison to their powerful carthatic shows that will you speechless. Simply put this album is meant to change your fucking life. And it will. Expand
  4. Joest
    Jun 3, 2007
    10
    Imaginative, emphatic, catchy and inspiring. And a debut? The best album of the year, hands down.
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    10
    I would give any of Arcade Fire's albums 10's in a heartbeat. Yes, some people say they aren't the best singers but that doesn't matter. BeingI would give any of Arcade Fire's albums 10's in a heartbeat. Yes, some people say they aren't the best singers but that doesn't matter. Being a good singer isn't always what matters. They just put so much heart into their songs and every song is distinct and catchy. Win's (yes the main singer's name is Win) voice is powerful and the melodies are so intricate. Expand
  6. Apr 9, 2014
    9
    Damn! What a great album. This really made a breakout in the music scene. After ''Funeral'' had come out, nothing was the same. All the albumDamn! What a great album. This really made a breakout in the music scene. After ''Funeral'' had come out, nothing was the same. All the album is built in order to reach ''Rebellion (lies)'', the masterpiece, THE song. Goosebumps. These are Arcade Fire. Great great album. Expand
  7. joeK
    Mar 7, 2007
    0
    this album is rated way too high for something so bad

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