Ar­cade Fire Re­flek­tor

Australian T3 - - MUSIC TO YOUR EARS -

Dou­ble al­bums are rarely a good idea. For ev­ery WhiteAl­bum or Signo’theTimes there are sev­eral that pad out their run­time with some very aver­age ma­te­rial. Re­flek­tor has enough ex­cel­lent mo­ments to make it a must-lis­ten, but we can’t help feel­ing some ruth­less edit­ing could have worked in Ar­cade Fire’s favour. We sup­pose the band have earned a lit­tle self­ind­ul­gence now that they’re Glas­ton­bury head­lin­ers and with LCD Soundsys­tem’s James Mur­phy fill­ing the pro­ducer’s chair Re­flek­tor makes for es­sen­tial, if patchy, lis­ten­ing. lis­ten to: Nor­mal Per­son

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