Funeral

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Arcade Fire, Funeral, Vinyl LP.

CMG reissue the first two albums from Canadian Art-Rockers ARCADE FIRE, released as exact replicas of the originals. “Funeral” is a x10 song, single Black Vinyl LP.

Arcade Fire coalesced in Montreal, Quebec, and recorded their debut album ‘Funeral’ during one of that city’s arduous winters. It is a truly eccentric rock record. Bizarre at turns and recognizable elsewhere, equally beautiful and harrowing, theatrical and sincere. At times, the album’s total disregard of formula and expectation is positively thrilling. it’s like a higher pitched David Byrne fronting Echo and the Bunnymen, the first two Roxy Music albums, Bjork and everything in between. This album will blow you away. a strikingly beautiful pop album that the haven’t bettered, and that is saying something.

How did we get here?

Ours is a generation overwhelmed by frustration, unrest, dread, and tragedy. Fear is wholly pervasive in American society, but we manage nonetheless to build our defenses in subtle ways– we scoff at arbitrary, color-coded “threat” levels; we receive our information from comedians and laugh at politicians. Upon the turn of the 21st century, we have come to know our isolation well. Our self-imposed solitude renders us politically and spiritually inert, but rather than take steps to heal our emotional and existential wounds, we have chosen to revel in them. We consume the affected martyrdom of our purported idols and spit it back in mocking defiance. We forget that “emo” was once derived from emotion, and that in our buying and selling of personal pain, or the cynical approximation of it, we feel nothing. ….Read the full 9.7 Pitchfork album review here

Tracklisting, Arcade Fire, Funeral

1. Neighborhood 1 (Tunnels)
2. Neighborhood 2 (Laika)
3. Une Annee sans Lumiere
4. Neighborhood 3 (Power Out)
5. Neighborhood 4 (Kettles)
6. Crown Of Love
7. Wake Up
8. Haiti
9. Rebellion (lies)
10. In The Backseat

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