Friday, Dec. 17, 2004

Funeral by Arcade Fire

On some tracks they cover themselves in sonic mud like the Pixies, on others they're as crystalline as Nick Drake. But while this Montreal band, headed by husband and wife team Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, hasn't yet settled into a sound, they're whip smart and productively wounded. Almost all of the songs are about death, and they're delivered with disarming fury.
Best Tracks: Neighborhood #2 (Laika), Rebellion (Lies), Wake Up