Arcade Fire – Funeral


This is Funeral, the debut long player from Canadian outfit Arcade Fire. Released to universal acclaim in September 2004 in North America  on Merge Records and released in the UK and Europe in February 2005 by Rough Trade.

Cover art by Tracy Maurice, the album hailed 5 singles and topped many best of the 2000s polls, garnering nearly as many nominations as Radiohead’s Kid A. Coupled with some truly inspiring live performances, it cemented the bands reputation and set the course they’d steer with subsequent releases The Neon Bible, The Suburbs, Reflektor and Everything Now.