We were lucky enough to get into the Arcade Fire show (billed as The Reflektors) at Miami’s Club Mekka last week. There were less than 300 people in the tiny venue and the band ran through highlights from their new album while still mixing in some classics. The new material sounded great with the east to spot influence of producer James Murphy playing a big part in their revamped sound. I’ve been listening to the album on repeat all day and I won’t be surprised if it ends up on top of many year end lists. In their 9.2 rated review today Pitchfork calls it “an album that dares to be great, and remarkably succeeds.” I agree 100%.