Personalities | Arcade Fire | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 2003–present)

Canadian performers Arcade Fire – Win Butler (vocals), Regine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, William Butler, Tim Kingsbury, Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara (all multi-instrumentalists) – gave the public what they did not think they would like with the 2004 Funeral debut. Essentially a modern gothic masterpiece, the record covered dance, folk, baroque, dancehall, ragtime and lashings of melancholy in a way no other band were at the time. David Bowie and David Byrne admired them, the former even performing onstage with them in New York in 2006.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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