Arcade Fire Reflektor

Reflektions on Arcade Fire

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Music
Joshua Ostroff

Despite debuting at number one upon release last fall (and subsequently winning the best album Juno), a year later "Reflektor" feels like a cultural disappointment, having failed to expand their commercial or critical reach. It's not a bad album, but for a band with two bona fide classics under its belt, it wasn't good enough. But if the record didn't sound like it was coming from the biggest band in the world, the live show sure as hell does.

► Arcade Fire's Latest Music Video Is All Sorts Of Trippy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire quietly dropped their third music video off their Reflektor album on Thursday and it looks like the Montreal musicians are continuing thei...

WATCH: Arcade Fire's 'Afterlife' Wins Best Canadian Music Video

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's stunning "Afterlife" video, which we declared last fall was "better than most 2013 movies," was named the the best Canadian music video ...

Arcade Fire In Haiti: Out Of The Suburbs, Into The Carnival

HuffPost Canada Music | Edwin Erazo (text) and Hilda Pellerano (photos) | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Music

Since the release of Arcade Fire's 2004 debut album "Funeral," which prominently featured the song "Haiti," it became evident that the Canadian band h...

WATCH: The Ten Best Canadian Music Videos

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire have two videos nominated from their "Reflektor" album as part of the Prism Prize Top 10 list which also includes videos by Hollerado, Dra...

And Your Juno Nominees Are...

Nick Patch, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Music

TORONTO -- Montreal's Arcade Fire, whose Haitian-inspired fourth album "Reflektor'' was one of the most critically acclaimed releases of the year, has...

Noel Gallagher Has Some Choice Words For Arcade Fire

The Huffington Post Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

Noel Gallagher had some pause for reflection this week but it didn't benefit Arcade Fire at all. In an interview with Rolling Stone the former Oasi...

The 13 Best Canadian Albums of 2013

HuffPost Canada Music | Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

In 2013, more than ever before, Canadian music didn't just follow what was going on in the rest of the world — a world where "pop" continues to be t...

Arcade Fire Want Fans In Formal Wear For Arena Shows?!?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada Music

When Arcade Fire staged some surprise gigs as the Reflektors in Montreal and New York earlier this year, the band asked fans to come to the concerts i...

Listen To Arcade Fire's Reflektor NOW

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's upcoming album Reflektor was slated for an Oct. 28 release. Unfortunately, someone leaked it. In response the band made the best of a ba...

WATCH: Arcade Fire Doc Teases New Album

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire definitely know how to drum up excitement for their upcoming album, 'Reflektor'. Not only did the Montreal band perform on the season open...

Arcade Fire Apologizes For Defacing Couple's Workplace

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Music

An Austin, Texas writer and his wife got the attention of Arcade Fire singer and guitarist Win Butler yesterday after voicing their displeasure at the...

Arcade Fire Doesn't Need the Media, the Media Needs Them

Michael Barclay | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Music
Michael Barclay

Arcade Fire do not play traditional media games -- or rather, they do so only when it suits them. They prefer offbeat, quirky stunts like cryptic album trailers or spontaneous shows in suburban parking lots to traditional media campaigns. They don't need the media; the media needs them.

Arcade Fire Announce 'Reflektor' Is Double Album

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Music

Arcade Fire's highly anticipated album 'Reflektor' began hyping pre-orders last night with two interesting tidbits regarding the Oct. 29 release: it'l...

WATCH: Arcade Fire's Interactive (And Original Recipe 'Reflektor' Videos

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Music

After wowing fans with "The Suburbs" interactive short film "The Wilderness Downtow," -- which eerily combined their song "We Used To Wait" with Googl...

Surprise! New Arcade Fire Material Debuts At TIFF

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Music

By now we all know that the video for Reflektor, the first single from Arcade Fire’s forthcoming album, will be premiering Monday at 9pm, but that...