Arcade Fire

Canadian indie rock band

Arcade Fire is an indie rock band from Montreal, Canada. They became very famous in 2004 with their hit album, Funeral. They have seven members in the band, and have released seven albums. Arcade Fire performed at the 53rd Grammy Awards and were also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Alternative Music Album (for The Suburbs), winning Album of the Year.

Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire, 2010
Background information
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresIndie rock, baroque pop, art rock
Years active2001–present
LabelsSonovox, Merge, City Slang, Spunk, Mercury
MembersWin Butler
Régine Chassagne
Richard Reed Parry
William Butler
Jeremy Gara
Sarah Neufeld
Tim Kingsbury
Marika Anthony-Shaw
Past member(s)Howard Bilerman
Josh Deu
Brendan Reed
Tim Kyle
Dane Mills
Myles Broscoe
Martin Prete

They released their first EP Arcade Fire in 2003.

The band's second album Neon Bible was released in March 2007. The album went straight to number two in the Billboard 200 in the United States. The British music magazine Q put it at the top of their list of 2007 Albums of the Year. The A.V. Club also chose it as their album of the year. It was chosen as the second best album of the year by Spin.

In 2010 the band released their third album, The Suburbs. It won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards. It also won Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards.

The band made a song for The Hunger Games soundtrack called "Abraham's Daughter." It was played at the end of the movie.

Arcade Fire released their fourth album Reflektor in 2013. The album has two discs. The first disc has seven songs. The second disc has six songs. Pitchfork gave the album a score of 9.2 out of 10.[1] "Reflektor" was the first single to be released from the album.

In 2022 The Guardian published an article accusing lead singer Win Butler of sexual assault.[2]

Discography change

References change

  1. "Arcade Fire: Reflektor". Pitchfork.
  2. "Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler accused of sexual misconduct". The Guardian. 2022-08-28.

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