October 31, 2013
An early, mysterious Reflektor logo, painted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a couple miles from the graduate school I will be attending next year. At the time, it was unknown that Arcade Fire was randomly putting this symbol all over Brooklyn and the Internet
Contributed by Brad Fuller
Tonight, I just finished up a large portion of my senior athletic training research project. It feels great to get this far in the project, so I spent some time relaxing and thinking tonight. Every once in a while, it is nice to forget about school for a few. It is a great way to not get too caught up in a routine at school, because that can get exhausting. Without music, I don’t think I would have been able to make it through school. (OK, I would have made it. But it does help me focus a lot, and finding something to help you focus is something I highly recommend).
One way I like to “get away” is through listening to music, but I don’t just casually listen to the radio or the top 40. I love searching to find the best music that is out there today, and I wonder how people can be content with most of the music played on mainstream radio. I think of this because of the release of Arcade Fire’s new album Reflektor. I really got into music in 2006, my freshman year of high school, and Arcade Fire’s Funeral was fairly new at the time (released in 2004). It remains one of my favorite albums to date, but it was also a monumental album in music. Its hard to imagine a future alternative rock album ever being better than Funeral. Reflektor is completely different than Funeral, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it yet. The lyrics are much darker than their first three albums, but the James Murphy produced sound is more electronic and upbeat. So far, it seems like a proper evolution in sound and expression. But when a band has released an album as good as Funeral, it is difficult to really get into it. If you get the chance, listen to Reflektor (or listen to Funeral first if you have not done so) and tell me what you think!
Arcade Fire – Reflektor
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