Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) has recently written a review of Arcade Fire‘s Reflektor for The Talkhouse, a website that lets musicians write about new albums.
In the greatly amusing review, Clark lists some of the things this record prompted her to Google (“Very-tall-men-fronted rock bands,” “porno,” “Is Seymour Stein still alive?”), expresses high enthusiasm about her favourite tracks (“FLASHBULB EYES”), and touches on whether or not Nile Rodgers will respond to her tweets. She says:
“The Arcade Fire have released an album that elucidates our constant psychic vacillation between uber-connection and utter disconnection. They ask you to be aware of your fractured attention span/psyche/in touch with your humanity. Arcade Fire so mercifully avoid the Nuremberg-rock cliches (‘Hey!’) in favor of sleaze, anxiety, and pathos that you can dance to. Reflektor is an utterly 2013 record that asks the existential questions ‘Where are we now?’ and, more importantly, ‘Where are we going?’
In the words of Joe Strummer, ‘Straight to hell, boys.”
Read the whole thing here – http://thetalkhouse.com/reviews/view/annie-clark-arcade-fire
You can also watch Arcade Fire‘s Reflektor right here –