Imagine a festival on an idyllic beach, where it doesn’t rain, headlined by the best musicians from a plethora of genres at the top of their game… You just imagined Primavera Sound 2018, the biggest and best indie festival in Europe.
Anything other than a terrific album from Arcade Fire feels like a let-down, and on ‘Everything Now’ we have to face just that.
We mark the tenth anniversary of Arcade Fire’s 2007 ‘Neon Bible’ by revisiting a sometimes difficult but ultimately rewarding album.
To adapt that famous misquotation attributed to Mark Twain, reports of the album’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Ever since the turn of the millennium, conventional wisdom has had it that the traditional long-player is on its way out, an arcane format out of time with the digital world that will cede inexorably to a future of singles and playlists. But while many artists have experimented with what an album