Today Arcade Fire released their fourth album, Reflektor, and the internet went wild. Well, to be honest, I went wild. I bought the album without listening to the whole thing first which I basically haven’t done in three years (at this point I have listened to “Afterlife” on YouTube over 50 times so I felt like I owed the band some cash), and I’ve been listening to it on a loop ever since, trying to figure out why I love it so much.
But that’s a personal journey between me and my headphones because I’m not a music critic and KQED Pop has a strict no review policy. That doesn’t mean, however, that we can’t organize some of the best responses to it and things related to it on the internet, for those of you who also need to feed your obsessions. So here you go: reviews, good and bad, and a full concert with a Lou Reed tribute! All Reflektor, all the time! Happy listening!