Friday, July 28, 2017

Arcade Fire let their hair down.

Arcade Fire photo by Guy Aroch
The new Arcade Fire album is fun. Some people appear turned off by that in fear the band has traded their authentic intensity for marketability—listen to the lyrics and you'll se that's not the case, and in fact this is probably an intentional blend of art and accessibility that in the end I didn't really care about one way or the other as long as it kept the vibe going—but I find I keep playing it because it sounds good and makes me feel good. What a concept!

Read my full review of Everything Now on Chicagoist.

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