John Pownall

Helpful votes received on reviews: 50% (4 of 8)
Location: Bridport, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 876,804 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 8
Reflektor ~ Arcade Fire
Reflektor ~ Arcade Fire
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I have to admit to detesting this album for about three listens. Then, its somewhat ungainly charm started to work its magic. Okay, whilst maintaing the 5 stars, I have to confess to appreciating that the album runs out of steam during the last 5 minutes or so, but, for a double album, that is a minor point.
Otherwise, this has to be the greatest thing they have done in an almost flawless career to date. Yes, even better than "Funeral" perhaps.
The title track is just the most intense sonic experience, and whilst the lyrics on this track (and a few others) can seem repetitive, this doesn't seem to matter. Other high points: Orpheus, Here comes the night time (both versions), Porno… Read more