|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|
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.
The New York TimesOne of the year's best indie-rock albums. [3 Oct 2004]
ISDec 30, 2004My vote for album of the year.
MarkLOct 2, 2005One of the best albums of the last decade.
KevinKApr 18, 2005"Funeral" is one of the few albums that actually deserves a "10". Consider early 80's "The Cure", modified by better "lo-fi" production, "Funeral" is one of the few albums that actually deserves a "10". Consider early 80's "The Cure", modified by better "lo-fi" production, more dynamic musical score, and an unbelievable raw energy, and you'll get an idea of what this album is like. This album is solid from top to bottom. There is nothing revolutionary about this album; it's simply one of the best "indie rock" albums you'll ever hear. This album is only surpassed by their live shows.… Expand
KarenO.Aug 10, 2007Pure Class!! Will never go out of date a classic!
Jun 25, 2013Quite possibly the best album of the decade. The themes and lyrics are unparalleled and equate to one of the most affecting, andQuite possibly the best album of the decade. The themes and lyrics are unparalleled and equate to one of the most affecting, and life-affirming debut records of all time. 9.8… Expand
Oct 19, 2017This has to be classed as one of the greatest albums of all time. For a debut album, it has unbelievable scope and depth not to mentionThis has to be classed as one of the greatest albums of all time. For a debut album, it has unbelievable scope and depth not to mention maturity. While it has the freshness and urgency of a debut, the different layers of instruments going on, the production and general song writing are of a band who sound like they are completely comfortable with each other. Love this album and it's one that everyone should listen to at some point in their lives. Too many highlights to mention.… Expand
joeKMar 7, 2007this album is rated way too high for something so bad
Published: December 15, 2009We collect over 20 best-of-the-decade lists from leading music publications and websites, and reveal which albums turn up the most.
Published: December 15, 2009Our best of the decade coverage begins with a look at the top-rated albums and artists of the past 10 years. Who finished on top? A band from Austin, and a record that was 37 years in the making.
Awards & Rankings
|Motomami - Rosalía|
|Supernova - Nova Twins|
|Ants From Up There - Black Country, New Road|
|Feeding the Machine - Binker & Moses|
|Heart Under - Just Mustard|
|Dear Scott - Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band|
|Big Time - Angel Olsen|
|Dawn FM - The Weeknd|
|Forever on My Mind - Son House|
|Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You - Big Thief|
|This Is a Photograph - Kevin Morby|
|For You Who Are the Wronged - Kathryn Joseph|
|Summer at Land's End - The Reds, Pinks & Purples|
|Electricity - Ibibio Sound Machine|
|Wet Leg - Wet Leg|
|Sun's Signature [EP] - Sun's Signature|
|LIFE ON EARTH - Hurray for the Riff Raff|
|Live at the El Mocambo - The Rolling Stones|
|Diaspora Problems - Soul Glo|
|A Light for Attracting Attention - The Smile|