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Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor' (10/29)

Anton Corbijn

One thing's for sure about the mysterious follow-up to 2010's The Suburbs: The recording process was pretty hectic. The roof collapsed at Arcade Fire's Quebec studio early on; the band later switched to New York's DFA Studios to work with LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. On top of that, the band's Régine Chassagne (wife of frontman Win Butler) gave birth to a baby boy in April. Despite the chaotic circumstances, Murphy has described the results as "pretty fucking epic."

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