|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|
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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.
roussellemApr 16, 2005Absolutely the most beautiful thing I have heard in ages. It grow better with every listen. Makes me feel the power that really great music Absolutely the most beautiful thing I have heard in ages. It grow better with every listen. Makes me feel the power that really great music does have- the power to really make me- feel.… Expand
StevenSJul 15, 2007Pablo, I'm not sure if you're intelligent enough to realize this, but that wasn't overproduction - it was the MEMBERS of the Pablo, I'm not sure if you're intelligent enough to realize this, but that wasn't overproduction - it was the MEMBERS of the BAND the ARCADE FIRE who were playing those stringed instruments that are so rarely emphasized in music like this. A lot of people don't like Win Butlers voice because they can't grasp the fact that he's always constraining himself from being completely overwhelmed by emotion. As for the Bon Jovi statement, that you can even think that is pretty laughable as Bon Jovi is one of the most mainstream rock artists of all time and constantly falling into endles and repetitive cliches. Now, it's time for my review. To put it simply, I strongly feel that this album may just be the in the VERY small group of albums ranking as the absolute best of the 2000's. The album also is so strikingly emotional that it puts bands who label themselves as "emo," to absolute shame. The back story of the album makes some of the lyrics (as well as the instrumentation) even more powerful. I'm looking forward to what they do after Neon Bible.… Expand
Oct 30, 2012Arcade Fire's debut album is a splendid album. There are really not much bands that fuses elements of rock, pop and classical/baroque musicArcade Fire's debut album is a splendid album. There are really not much bands that fuses elements of rock, pop and classical/baroque music but they did a splendid job nonetheless. Its somber and melodic songs are pleasing to the ears. The lyrics about youth, death, and society join the moody tones so well. Win and Regine may not be much of a singer but they and their band still released this beautiful album. Although, I find some of the songs being too dramatic, it is not enough to stop me from giving this album a 10/10.… 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
|Girly-Sound to Guyville [Box Set] - Liz Phair|
|Music from Big Pink [50th Anniversary] - The Band|
|Appetite for Destruction: Super Deluxe Edition [Box Set] - Guns N' Roses|
|Room 25 - Noname|
|Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] - John Lennon|
|Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album - John Coltrane|
|Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live - Neil Young|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Chris - Christine and the Queens|
|An American Treasure [Box Set] - Tom Petty|
|Dirty Pictures, Pt. 2 - Low Cut Connie|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|I Loved You at Your Darkest - Behemoth|
|Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe|
|Be the Cowboy - Mitski|
|Soil - Serpentwithfeet|
|Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny|
|The Wake - Voivod|
|Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides - SOPHIE|
|(After) [Live] - Mount Eerie|