CD Review: Arcade Fire "Reflektor"

With so many sonic ingredients in this double set— from Haitian carnival music to Thompson Twins-y electropop— it’s not surprising that three band members shared bass duties.
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With so many sonic ingredients in this double set— from Haitian carnival music to Thompson Twins-y electropop— it’s not surprising that three band members shared bass duties. Richard Reed Parry goes dub-style on “Flashbulb Eyes,” Win Butler provides low-end stutter on “Here Comes the Night Time,” and Tim Kingsbury’s offbeat gut punches enliven “It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus).”

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