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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: 34 out of 65
  2. Negative: 7 out of 65
  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. Jul 29, 2017
    9
    Hated it the first few listens. Was so sad one of my favorite bands of the past 13 years made this. I kept listening...I genuinely love itHated it the first few listens. Was so sad one of my favorite bands of the past 13 years made this. I kept listening...I genuinely love it and can't explain it. Even chemistry, which was embarrassing on first few listens doesn't bother me now.

    Maybe it'll be a grower for others. I understand the flaws in a lot of the songs, but I really love this front to back. I'm as baffled as you.
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  3. Aug 15, 2017
    8
    Obviously, this album is not up to the usual standard of Arcade Fire, but it is still brilliant in it's own little way. Songs like EverythingObviously, this album is not up to the usual standard of Arcade Fire, but it is still brilliant in it's own little way. Songs like Everything Now, Creature Comfort, Put Your Money on Me and We Don't Deserve Love make this album great, but songs like Infinite Content, Chemistry and Good God Damn ruin the album and can easily be some of the worst songs Arcade Fire have ever produced. But, there are elements of Reflektor in this album, as well as tiny influences of Funeral and possibly The Suburbs, which makes this album get an 8 from me. Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2017
    7
    It took me almost one week to make my mind about this album. Is it as good as their previous efforts? No. But it's far from being bad. ButIt took me almost one week to make my mind about this album. Is it as good as their previous efforts? No. But it's far from being bad. But there are 2 major problems with this album. The first one is its terrible production. The tracks often sound messy, with instruments coming out of nowhere. For exemple, remove the ugly rhythmbox and the random trumpets from Peter Pan, and you obtain a nice AF song. The second problem is its whole structure. The album is split in two parts (Infinitely Content being the pivot). The first half of EN feels like a single compilation, and the second one like what you'd expect from an AF album. This the the same pattern as Angel Olsen's My Woman, or as Frank Ocean's Blond. But here, the singles part is bad. The tittle track is what you expect from a post-Reflektor era Arcade Fire: it's dancable with a pretty melody. But the other singles feel empty, and the production problem make it not pleasant to listen to.
    At this point you might wonder why this album deserve a 7? The answer can be found in the second part of the album. If you manage to get through the first 23 minutes of it, then you will be able to enjoy the 23 last ones. Those 6 tracks are what EN should have been: the electronic sounds fit nicely to the songs, and make the few appearance of accoustic guitar beautiful. The hooks are made for the stadiums(which is one of the new goal of the band), nice and easy to remember. The tracks are longer and take their time for their grandiose final (Put Your Money On Me and We Don't Deserve Love).
    In the end, yes, this album is frustrating. It could have been much better, but we are lucky to have a half meh/half good album, and not a full meh album.
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  5. 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
  6. Jul 29, 2017
    4
    Ahhh, I used to love this group. Then they decided that alternative rock wasn't interesting to them any more and that they needed to add aAhhh, I used to love this group. Then they decided that alternative rock wasn't interesting to them any more and that they needed to add a disco beat. I'm sure i'll get more out of the album in terms of lyrics if i listen to it a bunch more times. But i can't seem to care enough to try. Expand
  7. Jan 15, 2020
    0
    Decepcionante, Arcade Fire se desviou do seu caminho que era mostrar arte para seu público, e eles acabaram engolidos pela própriaDecepcionante, Arcade Fire se desviou do seu caminho que era mostrar arte para seu público, e eles acabaram engolidos pela própria auto-ironia, ironizar a si mesmo é algo muito perigoso que poucas bandas conseguiram com sucesso vender sua proposta, o U2 com o álbum POP conseguiu, mas fora bastante criticado na época, no entanto, o álbum é muito maior que e tinham músicas artisticamente lindas, diferente de Everything Now que só gerou músicas esquecíveis, salvo a exceção da música de abertura. Expand

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