When the Review is Better Than the Album, Arcade Fire Edition
A bad review can be a grand thing, and as someone who’s never really gotten Arcade Fire, this bad review was more enjoyable to read than the band is to hear:
“Reflektor” isn’t neoclassicism. It’s something conservative pretending to be something bold. It’s Sandra Bullock’s hack dialogue in “Gravity.” It’s square, sexless, deeply unstylish, painfully obvious rock music. It’s an album with a song called “Porno” that you could play for your parents. It’s fraud.
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