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Funeral (2004)

Arcade Fire
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Indie rock, Baroque pop, Post-punk revival, Alternative rock, Art rock

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Funeral is the debut full-length album by the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on September 14, 2004 in North America by Merge Records and on February 28, 2005 in Europe by Rough Trade Records. It was given its title because several band members had recently lost members of their families: Régine Chassagne's grandmother died in June 2003, Win and William Butler's grandfather (swing musician Alvino Rey) in March 2004, and Richard Reed Parry's aunt in April 2004. Preliminary recordings for Funeral were made during the course of a week in August 2003 at the Hotel2Tango in Montreal, Quebec, and the recording was completed later that year. The album produced five singles. The most successful, "Rebellion (Lies)", peaked at #19 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Alternative Music Album. It received wide critical acclaim and topped many year-end and decade-end lists. According to the website Metacritic, the album had the second most appearances on end-of-decade Top 10 lists, only behind Radiohead's Kid A. In the updated version of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it was ranked at #151. Funeral has received

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Tracks

4:48 Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
3:40 Une année sans lumière
4:49 Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
4:42 Crown of Love
5:35 Wake Up
4:07 Haïti
6:20 In the Backseat
5:12 Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
5:10 Rebellion (Lies)
3:32 Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)
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Heavily augmented Quebecois septet's cathartic debut reinvents emotional art rock for the twenty-first century.