Arcade Fire – Everything Now
“Everything Now” pushes further along that path. With its new songs, Arcade Fire insists that even the frothiest pop can still reach deep and perhaps even save lives. Arcade Fire has always been acutely conscious of music history, using stylistic allusions to underline or tease against its messages. The band’s producers for “Everything Now” are Thomas Bangalter from Daft Punk, an expert in retro synthesizer propulsion, and Steve Mackey, who played bass in Pulp. They help locate much of the album’s sound in the late 1970s and early 1980s of disco, new wave and electropop hybrids.(New York Tines)
BADBADNOTGOOD – Late Night Tales
Keeping with the careful thought and high production values that have marked the Late Night Tales series since 2001, this isn’t a soundtrack; BadBadNotGood are disk-jockeying your late night experience, overlaying tracks to bleed into and out of each other perfectly. It’s an album of movements, not songs.(The Skinny)
grej – i/variations
Yes, Arcade Fire was listed last week but apparently, I mixed up the dates and it should have been this week. So for this weeks post, I have changed the review source to the New York Times.
I didn’t add a review for Grej because I couldn’t find one unless you count the post we ran yesterday and it felt strange quoting ourselves.