Arcade Fire at Rock en Seine, August 2007
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, baroque pop, art rock|
|Labels||Sonovox, Merge, City Slang, Spunk, Mercury|
|Associated acts||Bell Orchestre, The New International Standards,
Owen Pallett, CLARK the band
Richard Reed Parry
Arcade Fire is an indie rock band from Montreal, Canada. They became very famous in 2004 with their hit album, Funeral. They have seven members in the band, and have released four albums. Arcade Fire performed at the 53rd Grammy Awards and were also nominated for Album of the Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Alternative Music Album (for The Suburbs), winning Album of the Year.
They released their first EP Arcade Fire in 2003.
The band's second album Neon Bible was released in March 2007. The album went straight to number two in the Billboard 200 in the United States. The British music magazine Q put it at the top of their list of 2007 Albums of the Year. The A.V. Club also chose it as their album of the year. It was chosen as the second best album of the year by Spin.
In 2010 the band released their third album, The Suburbs. It won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards. It also won Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards.
The band made a song for The Hunger Games soundtrack called "Abraham's Daughter". It was played at the end of the movie.
Arcade Fire released their fourth album Reflektor in 2013. The album has two discs. The first disc has seven songs. The second disc has six songs. Pitchfork gave the album a score of 9.2 out of 10. "Reflektor" was the first single to be released from the album.
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