100 Best Albums of the 2000s

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

Arcade Fire, 'Neon Bible'

75. Arcade Fire, 'Neon Bible'

Arcade Fire followed up their breakthrough 2004 debut with Neon Bible, a set of songs that pushed the dour, bombastic sound to a darker, more baroque extreme. Though many of the tracks, such as "Intervention" and "Black Wave/Bad Vibrations," are fixated on a noble, Job-like suffering, the group never shy away from cathartic crescendos, with the Springsteen-esque "Keep the Car Running" and the charging "No Cars Go" reaching the most ecstatic heights of their career to date.

Rolling Stone's Original 2007 Review

Photos: Arcade Fire's Greatest Performances

Photos: Arcade Fire Perform in Haiti

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