HOME
The Info List - The Suburbs


--- Advertisement ---



The Suburbs
The Suburbs
is the third studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released on August 2, 2010. Coinciding with its announcement, the band released a limited edition 12-inch single containing the title track and "Month of May".[2][3] The album debuted at No. 1 on the Irish Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart,[4] and the Canadian Albums Chart.[5] It won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Best International Album
Album
at the 2011 BRIT Awards, Album
Album
of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards, and the 2011 Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize
for best Canadian album. Two weeks after winning Grammy's Album
Album
of the Year, the album jumped from No. 52 to No. 12 on the Billboard 200, the album's highest ranking since August 2010.[6] Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
released a deluxe edition CD/DVD of The Suburbs
The Suburbs
on June 27, 2011 (everywhere except the U.S. and Canada). The American and Canadian versions were released on August 2, 2011, to coincide with the original album's anniversary. The new version included two brand new tracks recorded during The Suburbs
The Suburbs
album sessions ("Culture War" and "Speaking in Tongues", the latter featuring David Byrne), an extended version of album track "Wasted Hours", Spike Jonze's short film, Scenes from the Suburbs, and an 80-page booklet as well as other exclusive content.

Contents

1 Background 2 Promotion 3 Critical reception 4 Accolades 5 Track listing 6 Personnel 7 Charts and certifications

7.1 Weekly charts 7.2 Year-end charts 7.3 Certifications

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Background[edit] The album's lyrical content is inspired by band members Win and William Butler's upbringing in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston.[7] According to Win Butler, the album "is neither a love letter to, nor an indictment of, the suburbs – it's a letter from the suburbs".[8] The album was recorded in Win Butler
Win Butler
and Régine Chassagne's residence in Montreal, with some parts being recorded at the band's studio in Quebec
Quebec
and in New York City.[3] Win Butler describes the overall sound of The Suburbs
The Suburbs
as "a mix of Depeche Mode and Neil Young",[9] stating that he wanted the album to sound like "the bands that I heard when I was very young, and wondered what those crazy noises were".[10] It was released by Merge Records
Merge Records
in North America and by Mercury Records
Mercury Records
in the United Kingdom. The band pressed each completed song to a 12″ lacquer, then recorded it back for the digital master of the album. There are eight alternative covers for the CD version of the album.[11] Promotion[edit] A video for "Ready to Start" was released on August 20, 2010, directed by Charlie Lightning and filmed at the band's July 7, 2010 concert at the Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire
in London.[12] On August 30, 2010, an interactive video was released for "We Used to Wait" at http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com, written and directed by Chris Milk, designed in conjunction with Google Chrome, which makes use of Google Maps
Google Maps
and Google Street View, and has been featured in Time's "Short List".[13] Another music video, for the title track "The Suburbs", was released on November 18, 2010, directed by Spike Jonze. The video, filmed in Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas
follows a group of teenagers living in the suburbs and features cameos by Win Butler
Win Butler
and Regine Chassagne as police officers. The music video is composed of excerpts from Jonze's short film, Scenes from the Suburbs, which debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011, and has a running time of 30 minutes.[14] Scenes from the Suburbs screened at the SXSW Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
2011 and saw its online premiere on MUBI on June 27, 2011.[15] Writing for the Canadian Press, Nick Patch called the film "a sci-fi puzzler that seems to blend the paranoia of Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
films with the nostalgia of classic Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
flicks".[16] Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Aggregate scores

Source Rating

Metacritic 87/100[17]

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [18]

The A.V. Club A−[19]

Entertainment Weekly A−[20]

The Guardian [21]

The Independent [22]

MSN Music A−[23]

NME 9/10[24]

Pitchfork 8.6/10[25]

Rolling Stone [26]

Spin 9/10[27]

The Suburbs
The Suburbs
received acclaim reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 87 out of 100, which indicates "universal acclaim" based on 43 reviews.[17] Writing for BBC Music, Mike Diver described the album as the band's "most thrillingly engrossing chapter yet; a complex, captivating work that, several cycles down the line, retains the magic and mystery of that first tentative encounter" and stated that "you could call it their OK Computer."[28] Several reviewers compared The Suburbs favourably to Arcade Fire's earlier work. Ian Cohen of Pitchfork called it "a satisfying return to form—proof that Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
can still make grand statements without sounding like they're carrying the weight of the world".[25] Noel Murray of The A.V. Club described the album as being "like one long sequel" to the band's earlier single "No Cars Go".[19] Q wrote that the band "may well have delivered their masterpiece."[29] David Marchese, writing in Spin, wrote of the album: "Radiant with apocalyptic tension and grasping to sustain real bonds, [it] extends hungrily outward, recalling the dystopic miasma of William Gibson's sci-fi novels and Sonic Youth's guitar odysseys. Desperate to elude its own corrosive dread, it keeps moving, asking, looking, and making the promise that hope isn't just another spiritual cul-de-sac."[27] NME's reviewer Emily Mackay compared The Suburbs
The Suburbs
to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People in the sense of it being "an album that combines mass accessibility with much greater ambition. Pretty much perfect, in other words – and despite their best efforts, listening to it feels just like coming home."[24] Uncut designated the album as their "Album of the Month"; in a 4-star review for the magazine, Alastair McKay called it "a surprising record, swapping the spit and fire of Funeral for a sense of mature playfulness", and concluding that "[it] explores the badlands between safety and boredom. It's nostalgic, with a sense of future dread. There is pain and pleasure, loss and hope. It feels like the anesthetic is wearing off."[30] Exclaim!
Exclaim!
listed the album as their No. 1 Pop & Rock Album
Album
of 2010.[31] Writer Andrea Warner summarized it as "a perfect actualization of the suburbs as metaphor for the classic North American dream: a smoothly perfect veneer covering up the lush complexity of motivation. It's not just metaphor, but goes a step further to exemplify the quintessential Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
sound ― a controlled frenzy, pushing and reaching for something more." The album was also included in the 2011 edition of the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Accolades[edit] On June 16, 2011, the album was named as a long-listed nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[32] On July 6, The Suburbs
The Suburbs
was awarded a spot on the shortlist, making it one of ten possible candidates to win $30,000 and the recognition as the best Canadian album of the year as voted by jury of Canadian journalists and broadcasters.[33] On September 19, 2011 it won the Polaris Music Prize.[34] The album was Album
Album
of the Year at the Juno Awards
Juno Awards
and the 53rd Grammy Awards, earned a nomination for Best Alternative Music Album, won Best International Album
Album
at the 2011 BRIT Awards and was also on numerous best-albums-of-the-year lists:

#1 – BBC 6 Music's Top 50 albums of the year[35] #1 – Clash Magazine's Top 40 Albums of 2010[36] #1 – Exclaim!'s Top 20 Albums of 2010[37] #1 – Q Magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2010[38] #1 – Triple J
Triple J
Listeners' Top 10 Albums[39] #2 – Billboard's Top 10 Albums of 2010[40] #2 – Magnet's Top 20 Albums of 2010[41] #2 – NME's Top 75 Albums of 2010[42] #2 – Relevant Magazine's Top 10 Albums of 2010[43] #2 – Stereogum's Top 50 Albums of 2010[44] #2 – Time's Top 10 Albums of 2010[45] #2 – Under the Radar's Top 50 Albums of 2010[46] #3 – Spin's 40 Best Albums of 2010[47] #4 – MTV's 20 Best Albums of 2010[48] #4 – Rolling Stone's 30 Best Albums of 2010[49] #7 – Paste Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2010[50] #9 – American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010[51] #11 – Drowned in Sound's Albums of the Year[52] #11 – Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2010[53] #21 – Rough Trade Shops's Albums of the Year (UK)[54] #23 – Robert Christgau's 2010 Dean's List[55] Glide Magazine's Top 20 Albums of 2010[56] NPR's 50 Favorite Albums of 2010[57]

The single “Ready to Start” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.[58] Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Sarah Neufeld, Richard Reed Parry, Jeremy Gara, Win Butler, Will Butler, Régine Chassagne
Régine Chassagne
and Tim Kingsbury[citation needed].

No. Title Length

1. "The Suburbs" 5:15

2. "Ready to Start" 4:15

3. "Modern Man" 4:39

4. "Rococo" 3:56

5. "Empty Room" 2:51

6. "City with No Children" 3:11

7. "Half Light I" 4:13

8. "Half Light II (No Celebration)" 4:25

9. "Suburban War" 4:45

10. "Month of May" 3:50

11. "Wasted Hours" 3:20

12. "Deep Blue" 4:28

13. "We Used to Wait" 5:01

14. "Sprawl I (Flatland)" 2:54

15. "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" 5:25

16. " The Suburbs
The Suburbs
(Continued)" 1:27

Deluxe edition bonus tracks[59]

No. Title Length

17. "Culture War" 5:14

18. "Speaking in Tongues" (featuring David Byrne) 3:51

19. "Ready to Start" ( Damian Taylor remix) 7:52

20. "Sprawl I" (Demo) 2:55

Notes

"Suburban War" is the second to last track on the vinyl version of the album. "We Used to Wait" finishes on an infinite loop at the end of Side 3 of the vinyl version. In the Deluxe Edition, "Wasted Hours" is retitled as "Wasted Hours (A Life That We Can Live)" and features an extended ending. The track length goes to 4:26. Initial copies of the album sold by selected independent music stores came with an exclusive 7" single of "Ready to Start" with a postcard. Tracks 19 and 20 of the Deluxe Edition are downloadable bonus tracks from http://www.arcadefire.com/redeem using codes found inside the album sleeve.

Personnel[edit]

Arcade Fire

Will Butler Win Butler Régine Chassagne Jeremy Gara Tim Kingsbury Sarah Neufeld Richard Reed Parry

Additional musicians

Strings: Sarah Neufeld, Owen Pallett, Richard Reed Parry
Richard Reed Parry
and Marika Anthony Shaw Additional strings: Clarice Jensen, Nadia Sirota, Yuki Numata, Caleb Burhans, Ben Russell and Rob Moose Colin Stetson
Colin Stetson
– saxophones (tracks 9, 13 & 15) Pietro Amato
Pietro Amato
– French horn (tracks 13 & 15)

Technical

Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– (mixing, production, arrangement) Owen Pallett
Owen Pallett
– string arrangements Markus Dravs – co-production Mark Lawson – recording Craig Silvey – mixing Nick Launay – additional mixing (tracks 2, 4 & 15) Marcus Paquin, Don Murnaghan and Noah Goldstein – additional recording Brian Thorn – assistant (Magic Shop) Brad Bell – assistant (Public Hi-Fi) Adam Greenspan – assistant Caroline Robert – artwork design Vincent Morisset – art direction Gabriel Jones – photography (assisted by Joey Matthews & Stephane Fiore)

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak position

Australian Albums (ARIA)[60] 6

Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[61] 10

Belgian Albums ( Ultratop Flanders)[62] 1

Belgian Albums ( Ultratop Wallonia)[63] 4

Canadian Albums (Billboard)[64] 1

Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[65] 2

Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[66] 4

Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[67] 5

French Albums (SNEP)[68] 3

German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[69] 4

Greek Albums (IFPI)[70] 2

Irish Albums (IRMA)[71] 1

Italian Albums (FIMI)[72] 17

Mexican Albums (Top 100 Mexico)[73] 2

New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[74] 3

Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[75] 1

Portuguese Albums (AFP)[76] 1

Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[77] 2

Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[78] 8

Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[79] 3

UK Albums (OCC)[80] 1

US Billboard 200[81] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position

UK Albums Chart[82] 57

US Billboard 200[83] 80

Chart (2011) Position

Canadian Albums Chart[84] 48

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales

Canada (Music Canada)[85] 2× Platinum 160,000^

Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[86] Gold 0^

United Kingdom (BPI)[87] Platinum 300,000^

United States (RIAA)[88] Gold 765,000^

Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 1,000,000+[89]

*sales figures based on certification alone ^shipments figures based on certification alone

Preceded by Recovery by Eminem UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
number-one album August 8, 2010 Succeeded by Recovery by Eminem

Preceded by Planet Jedward
Planet Jedward
by Jedward Irish Albums Chart number-one album August 6, 2010 – August 13, 2010

Preceded by Recovery by Eminem Canadian Albums Chart number-one album August 21, 2010

Preceded by Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold U.S. Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album August 21, 2010

See also[edit]

Alternative music portal

List of number-one independent albums (U.S)

References[edit]

^ "This Week's New Music Releases". NME. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ “Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs
The Suburbs
to be released August 3”. Nationalpost.com. Retrieved May 27, 2010. ^ a b “Hear Two New Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
Songs and an Interview”. NPR's All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talked to Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler about the record, while also offering a special preview of the songs “Month of May” and “The Suburbs.” Retrieved May 27, 2010. ^ " Billboard 200
Billboard 200
– Week of August 21, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-13.  ^ " Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
heats up charts". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-08-13.  ^ "Week Ending Feb 20, 2011: Albums: An Early Birthday Present". Chart Watch. Yahoo!. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ “ Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
reveal meaning behind 'The Suburbs' album title” (May 27, 2010) ^ NME
NME
Magazine, July 31, 2010, pg. 24 ^ "New Arcade Fire: ' Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode
Meets Neil Young'". SPIN.com. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ NME
NME
Magazine, July 31, 2010, pg. 25 ^ Prince, David J. (14 July 2010). "Arcade Fire: The Billboard Cover Story". Billboard.com. p. 2. Retrieved 2010-08-12.  ^ " Ready to Start
Ready to Start
video". YouTube. August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010.  ^ Lev Grossman; Paul Moakley; James Poniewozik; Steven James Snyder; Richard Corliss (September 13, 2010). "Short List: Time's Picks for the week". Time Magazine. p. 67. 4 [MUSIC VIDEO] www.thewildernessdowntown.com  ^ Richardson, Mark (November 18, 2010). "Watch: Video for Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 18, 2010.  ^ Scenes from the Suburbs on MUBI ^ Patch, Nick. "Spike Jonze-directed Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
film not intended as political statement". The Canadian Press. Google News. Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.  ^ a b "Reviews for The Suburbs
The Suburbs
by Arcade Fire". Metacritic. Retrieved August 2, 2010.  ^ Monger, James Christopher. " The Suburbs
The Suburbs
– Arcade Fire". AllMusic. Retrieved August 2, 2010.  ^ a b Murray, Noel (August 3, 2010). "Arcade Fire: The Suburbs". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 4, 2010.  ^ Greenblatt, Leah (August 4, 2010). "The Suburbs". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 4, 2010.  ^ Petridis, Alexis (July 29, 2010). "Arcade Fire: The Suburbs". The Guardian. Retrieved October 24, 2015.  ^ Gill, Andy (July 30, 2010). "Album: Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (Sonovox)". The Independent. Archived from the original on August 2, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2015.  ^ Christgau, Robert (November 24, 2010). "M.I.A./The Arcade Fire". MSN Music. Retrieved January 7, 2011.  ^ a b Mackay, Emily (July 31, 2010). " Album
Album
review: Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– 'The Suburbs' (Mercury)". NME. London: 27. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2010.  ^ a b Cohen, Ian (August 2, 2010). "Arcade Fire: The Suburbs". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 4, 2010.  ^ Sheffield, Rob (July 21, 2010). "The Suburbs". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 26, 2010.  ^ a b Marchese, David (July 21, 2010). "Arcade Fire, 'The Suburbs' (Merge)". Spin. Retrieved July 26, 2010.  ^ Diver, Mike (July 21, 2010). " Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Review". BBC Music. Retrieved July 26, 2010.  ^ "Arcade Fire: The Suburbs". Q (290): 110. September 2010.  ^ McKay, Alastair (September 2010). "Arcade Fire: The Suburbs". Uncut. London: 80.  ^ "Pop & Rock Year in Review". Exclaim!. November 25, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2010.  ^ "2011 Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize
Long List announced". aux.tv, June 16, 2011. ^ Hudson, Alex. " Polaris Music Prize
Polaris Music Prize
Rolls Out 2011 Short List". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ " Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
wins Polaris Prize for music" ^ Fire discuss 2010” Retrieved December 30, 2010. ^ “Clash's Top 40 Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 26, 2010. ^ & Rock: Year in Review 2010” Retrieved December 26, 2010. ^ "Q's Top 50 Albums of 2010". SputnikMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ "New music with Richard Kingsmill". Triple J/ABC. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ "Critics' Picks: Billboard's Top 10 Albums of 2010". Billboard. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ Top 20 Albums Of 2010” Retrieved December 26, 2010. ^ Top 75 Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 2, 2010. ^ "Our Top 10 Albums of 2010". Relevant Magazine. 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ "Stereogum's Top 50 Albums Of 2010". December 8, 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010.  ^ Suddath, Claire (December 9, 2010). "Top 10 Albums: 2. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs". Time. The Top 10 Everything of 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 26, 2010. ^ Top 40 Best Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 6, 2010. ^ West, Robyn And More: 20 Best Albums Of 2010” Retrieved December 26, 2010. ^ “Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 7, 2010. ^ 50 Best Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 2, 2010. ^ Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010 Retrieved December 26, 2010. ^ “Drowned in Sound's albums of the year 2010: 50–11” Retrieved December 4, 2010. ^ “Pitchfork Staff Lists:The Top 50 Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 17, 2010. ^ “Albums of the Year” Retrieved December 4, 2010. ^ Christgau, Robert. "2010: Dean's List". Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ “The Glide 20: Our Top Albums of 2010” Retrieved December 6, 2010. ^ “50 Favorites: From Thomas Ades To Buke And Gass” Retrieved December 6, 2010. ^ "Nominees And Winners". Grammy.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.  ^ "Scenes From the Suburbs: Arcade Fire: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-07-01.  ^ "Australiancharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 9, 2010. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Ultratop.be – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ " Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2010. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2011. ^ "Arcade Fire: The Suburbs" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Lescharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 19, 2011. ^ "Greekcharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 32, 2010". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 15, 2010. ^ "Mexicancharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2011. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2010. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2010. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 19, 2013. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 6, 2013. ^ " Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
Artist Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved August 8, 2010. ^ " Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2010. ^ "End Of Year Charts: 2010" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 2011-08-10.  ^ "Best of 2010 – Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.  ^ "Best of 2011 – Top Canadian Albums".  ^ "Canadian album certifications – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– Reflektor". Music Canada. Retrieved March 22, 2014.  ^ "Danish album certifications – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– Reflektor". IFPI Denmark.  Click on næste to go to page if certification from official website ^ "British album certifications – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– Reflektor". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Reflektor
Reflektor
in the search field and then press Enter. ^ "American album certifications – Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– Reflektor". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH ^ https://amherstwire.com/6238/entertainment/album-review-arcade-fire-proves-they-are-no-mumford-sons/

External links[edit]

The Wilderness Downtown – Arcade Fire's interactive video for "We Used to Wait" www.sprawl2.com – Arcade Fire's interactive video for "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"

v t e

Arcade Fire

Win Butler Will Butler Régine Chassagne Jeremy Gara Tim Kingsbury Richard Reed Parry

Additional personnel Sarah Neufeld Owen Pallett Colin Stetson Stuart Bogie Marika Anthony-Shaw Diol Edmond Tiwill Duprate

Former members Josh Deu Alan Lavian Myles Broscoe Brendan Reed Dane Mills Tim Kyle Howard Bilerman

Studio albums

Funeral Neon Bible The Suburbs Reflektor Everything Now

EPs

Arcade Fire Live EP The Reflektor
Reflektor
Tapes

Singles

"Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" "Neighborhood #2 (Laïka)" "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" "Cold Wind" "Rebellion (Lies)" "Wake Up" "Black Mirror" "Keep the Car Running" "Intervention" "No Cars Go" "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" "The Suburbs"/"Month of May" "We Used to Wait" "Ready to Start" "City with No Children" "Speaking in Tongues" "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" "Reflektor" "Afterlife" "We Exist" "Everything Now" "Creature Comfort"

Related articles

Discography Awards The Reflektor
Reflektor
Tapes The Wilderness Downtown

v t e

Grammy Award for Album
Album
of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album
Album
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
Houston
(1994) MTV
MTV
Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

v t e

Polaris Music Prize

By year

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Winners

Owen Pallett, He Poos Clouds
He Poos Clouds
(2006) Patrick Watson, Close to Paradise
Close to Paradise
(2007) Caribou, Andorra (2008) Fucked Up, The Chemistry of Common Life
The Chemistry of Common Life
(2009) Karkwa, Les Chemins de verre
Les Chemins de verre
(2010) Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
The Suburbs
(2011) Feist, Metals (2012) Godspeed You! Black Emperor, 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
(2013) Tanya Tagaq, Animism (2014) Buffy Sainte-Marie, Power in the Blood (2015) Kaytranada, 99.9%
99.9%
(2016) Lido Pimienta, La Papessa (2017)

v t e

Juno Award for Album
Album
of the Year (2000–2019)

2000s

2000: Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
– Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie 2001: Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies
– Maroon 2002: Diana Krall
Diana Krall
– The Look of Love 2003: Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne
– Let Go 2004: Sam Roberts
Sam Roberts
– We Were Born in a Flame 2005: Billy Talent
Billy Talent
– Billy Talent 2006: Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé
– It's Time 2007: Nelly Furtado
Nelly Furtado
– Loose 2008: Feist – The Reminder 2009: Nickelback
Nickelback
– Dark Horse

2010s

2010: Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé
– Crazy Love 2011: Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– The Suburbs 2012: Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé
– Christmas 2013: Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen
– Kiss 2014: Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
– Reflektor 2015: Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen
– Popular Problems 2016: The Weeknd
The Weeknd
– Beauty Behind the Madness 2017: Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen
– You Want It Darker

.