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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie rock band was co-produced with Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, Portishead's Geoff Barrow, Markus Dravs, and Pulp's Steve Mackey.
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Everything Now
Every inch of sky's got a star Every inch of skin's got a scar I guess we've got everything now Every inch of space in your head Is filled up with... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 5 out of 39
  1. 100
    Departures in sound are often unwelcome when we're already so happy with where a beloved band are, but, in this case, their experiments are a complete success.
  2. Jul 27, 2017
    80
    Their ambition is never in doubt though, and Everything Now brings some of their most sky-reaching moments yet.
  3. Magnet
    Aug 15, 2017
    80
    Arcade Fire's tightest and tersest album since 2004's Funeral is by far its least ambitious, and the band is cool to riff on this. [No. 145, p.53]
  4. Jul 24, 2017
    60
    While there is still plenty to love here, Everything Now feels like Arcade Fire's first non-essential album which is a serious matter given their illustrious back-catalogue.
  5. Jul 27, 2017
    60
    There are songs worth hearing and genuinely thrilling music here--but rather a flawed one.
  6. Jul 28, 2017
    56
    Butler’s commitment to the detached frontman where singing occurs barely or not at all robs songs of their emotional largesse, that basic thing we licensed to Arcade Fire and upon which their entire identity relies. What saving grace there is on Everything Now is scattered throughout its mercifully short 47 minutes.
  7. Jul 27, 2017
    20
    Everything Now isn’t so much a misstep as a faceplant, hitting every wrong note with the same precision they hit every right one on Funeral. It’s a compositional mess, somehow both gratuitously moralising and morally repugnant, duller than watching already-dry paint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 62
  2. Negative: 5 out of 62
  1. Jul 28, 2017
    10
    You may not like it.
    You may think it's a departure from everything they've done.
    The funk is real, the disco influence is real, the rock is
    You may not like it.
    You may think it's a departure from everything they've done.
    The funk is real, the disco influence is real, the rock is real.

    Arcade Fire has set out to make THE dance rock album, and they've soared.
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  2. Aug 1, 2017
    10
    Conceptualmente este album cumple su cometido, la genialidad de la experimentación es otra cosa que aplaudir de AF. Realmente valió la pena esperar.
  3. Jul 28, 2017
    8
    Despite this is definetly not their best album to date speaking about composition, it can still be entertaining.
    I think that this album is a
    Despite this is definetly not their best album to date speaking about composition, it can still be entertaining.
    I think that this album is a brave experiment, and will finish mostly underrated. Well, it's an enormous pity, because I see a lot of experimentations and true potential.
    The lyrics are slapping and touching at the same time, and make you think about how hallucinated is our society, as usual for an Arcade Fire album.

    So, Funeral was a fantastic masterpiece as The Suburbs also was, but they want to make it clear that those works can't be no more a meter of judgment for their new musical direction.

    Best song: Put Your Money On Me
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  4. Aug 2, 2017
    7
    A real disappointment. The only decent songs are the title track, Electric Blue, Put Your Money on Me, and We Don't Deserve Love. But evenA real disappointment. The only decent songs are the title track, Electric Blue, Put Your Money on Me, and We Don't Deserve Love. But even those are nowhere near the heights of Arcade Fire's previous albums. Creature Comfort has an interesting sound, but its lyrics are awful, and Signs of Life (ironically) shows few signs of actual life. The opener and closers are forgettable, and the four songs in the middle of the album (Chemistry, Peter Pan, and Infinite Content I/II) are probably the band's worst compositions to date. Expand
  5. Aug 18, 2017
    6
    The first album of Arcade Fire that really is empty, irrelevant and some lyrics worthy of Rebecca Black, far left the supergroup that showedThe first album of Arcade Fire that really is empty, irrelevant and some lyrics worthy of Rebecca Black, far left the supergroup that showed us unique melodies. Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2017
    5
    The album fails to deliver interesting new sound with its spicy take, some influences from less mainstream genres like Ska couldnt make thisThe album fails to deliver interesting new sound with its spicy take, some influences from less mainstream genres like Ska couldnt make this album sound special. Creature Comfort is a balls to the walls statement about modern culture with amazing sound, the album shouldve kept that level of fun, instead we got just a very dull synth-pop experience. Expand
  7. Jul 30, 2017
    0
    Arcade Fire have effectively gone from one of the best and most innovative indie rock bands to an incredibly bland funk and disco band. TheArcade Fire have effectively gone from one of the best and most innovative indie rock bands to an incredibly bland funk and disco band. The lyrics don't help at all. Expand

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