500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Arcade Fire, 'Funeral'
350/500

350. Arcade Fire, 'Funeral'

Merge, 2004

Love, loss, forced coming-of-age and fragile hope: The debut from this seven-­member band touched on these themes as it defined indie music of the 2000s. It's surging orchestral rock that actually rocked – and found solace, and purpose, in communal celebration.

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