- 28 Jul 17
The Canadian band's fifth album has dropped today.
Having announced they'll be bringing themselves back to Dublin next April for a show at the 3Arena (tickets on sale now), Arcade Fire have released their long-awaited fifth album Everything Now.
In an early review of the album, Hot Press' Ed Power had this to say:
"The album, with production by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, leans away from any obvious sense of piousness, delving back into the Talking Heads-style chill-funk with which they flirted impressively on their 2005 debut.
The new paradigm is announced early-on here with ‘Creature Comfort’, a skittering groover in which Butler and his wife Regine Chassagne’s voices interweave superbly on a proudly slinky chorus. If the album’s putative theme is corporate greed, there are also hints of relationship angst and renewal, with Butler movingly declaring himself a Lost Boy in search of his Wendy on ‘Peter Pan’.
The future-classic-in-waiting, meanwhile, is likely to be ‘Put Your Money On Me’, another love song that rides a switchback tempo, with any suggestion of puritanical angst wholly absent. Welcome to the New Arcade Fire – much the same as the old, but with the portentousness dialled down and some real, human vulnerability bubbling to the surface instead. The way it should be."
Listen to the full album here: