Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

With their cathedrals of sound, this Montreal collective built a fiercely loyal fan base in the 2000s, a following that counted rock heroes like David Byrne and David Bowie as members. The band’s sound — a mix of slashed strings, blaring brass, pounded percussion, and Win Butler’s spooked croon — was smart and dramatic enough to earn Springsteen comparisons, and the group’s two world-class albums from the decade (2004’s Funeral and 2007’s Neon Bible) prove that sometimes bigger is better.

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