Vinyl love: Arcade Fire “Funeral”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: Arcade Fire
Album Title: Funeral
Year released: 2004
Details: black vinyl, 180 gram, embossed gatefold sleeve, “funeral pamphlet”

The skinny: The debut album by Montreal’s indie rock collective led by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. It’s dark and uplifting, big and bombastic, informed by post-punk but with a voice all its own.

Standout track: “Rebellion (lies)”

9 replies on “Vinyl love: Arcade Fire “Funeral””

Haven’t really listened to this in a while, but it’s a damn fine album. I also have Neon Bible, but beyond that I haven’t bothered much.

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Don’t have Neon Bible but it’s on my radar to get. The next post in this series will be The Suburbs, also a very fine record.

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I didn’t really enjoy The Suburbs, but I’ve been considering revisiting it. I think at the time I just didn’t have the patience for it.

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Yeah. I especially get a kick out of the pamphlet that comes with it that looks a funeral programme. Sorry to hear this album never worked for you. Did you like any of Arcade Fire’s other work?


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