I have been trying to write this damn Arcade Fire review for a while now, and I’ve given up. There are too many great reviews out there all saying the same thing, so go read those.
All I can say about Reflektor is that it’s incredible. Reflektor is the kind of album that comes after a successful rock band wins their first Album of the Year Grammy and uses their newly found credibility to challenge themselves. Reflektor is a challenging album, and at times it falls flat on its ambition, but a rock album with this kind of ambition in 2013 is special.
I wouldn’t say Reflektor towers over every other album in 2013, but this is an album that I will show my kids when they’re beginning their musical education.
Go out and buy Reflektor. Now.
Brady is the founder of Headphone Nation. He’s responsible for all this mess. Sorry about that. He’s also on Twitter @BradyWGerber