Few debut rock albums make an impact on the level of Arcade Fire's 2004 LP, Funeral. They were a largely unknown Canadian indie band when it came out, but their music was big enough to fill arenas. Centered around frontman Win Butler and his wife Regine Chassagne, the band links the naked emotion of Bruce Springsteen's best work with the stadium-shaking ambition of U2 circa The Joshua Tree. Within a year of Funeral's release, they were sharing the stage with David Bowie and headlining festivals around the world. They've only gone bigger from there, winning an Album of the Year Grammy in 2011 for their third disc, The Suburbs, and selling more tickets than almost any other rock band that formed in the 21st century. They're currently reported to be working on their next disc – far and away the most anticipated rock release of 2013.
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