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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Dolly Parton To Be Announced For Glastonbury 2014

By Michael West | 23rd December 2013

As we speculated back in October, Dolly Parton is to be confirmed to perform at Glastonbury 2014. The "9 to 5" singer is likely to appear in the Sunday Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage,...

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Dolly Parton To Headline Glastonbury 2014?

23rd December 2013

Dolly Parton is reportedly set to headline Glastonbury 2014.The country music icon has been secretly booked to fill the Glastonbury Legends slot on the Sunday of the UK festival, according to The Sun newspaper.A source...

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Arcade Fire Confirmed As First Headlining Act For Glastonbury 2014

By Joe Wilde | 22nd December 2013

Arcade Fire are officially headliners at Glastonbury 2014! After much speculation and finger crossing, the Canadian alt-rockers have been confirmed as the first headline act for 2014's outing at Worth Farm in Somerset next June.Arcade...

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Fascinating Fact: 4003713

19th December 2013

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire have given fans an early Christmas treat after announcing they will headline the first night of Britain's legendary Glastonbury Festival next year (27Jun14). The stars broke the news to devotees on...

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Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations: Who Are The Notable Absentees On The Nominee's List

By Joe Wilde | 9th December 2013

The 2014 Grammy Awards will take place in January 2014, with the full list of nominees being revealed over the weekend. Jay-Z was the most capped nominee, with nine nods in total, whilst Macklemore &...

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Noel Gallagher Goes On The Rampage. Arcade Fire, Look Away Now

By Michael West | 6th December 2013

Nobody escaped unscathed from Noel Gallagher's summary of music in 2013, apart from maybe Kanye West and David Bowie. The former Oasis man agreed to phone interview with Rolling Stone magazine to chat about his...

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Noel Gallagher Slams Arcade Fire

6th December 2013

Noel Gallagher thinks Arcade Fire are ''arrogant'' for releasing a double album. The 'Everybody's On The Run' singer says he hasn't heard the band's new record 'Reflektor' and he doesn't have time to listen to...

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Arcade Fire's Castle Studio

30th November 2013

Arcade Fire rented a castle to write and record music for their latest album. The 'Ready to Start' band spent time at Trident Castle - which was built in 1979 and is to be...

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Arcade Fire Arrived At Gig On A Tram

29th November 2013

Arcade Fire arrived at their Blackpool gig on a tram - wearing giant papier-mâché heads.The 'Ready to Start' hitmakers played on Wednesday (27.11.13) at the British seaside resort's Empress Ballroom under the guise of The...

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Arcade Fire Drop Huge Glastonbury 2014 Hint: Will They Headline?

By Lauren James | 20th November 2013

Arcade Fire's lead singer Win Butler has hinted that his band are gearing up to play at UK festivals in 2014. Speaking to BBC Radio 2's Jo Whiley, Butler cryptically advised that Arcade Fire's fans...

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Chris Martin Served As Undercover Dj For Arcade Fire

20th November 2013

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin tricked fans at a recent Arcade Fire show by going undercover as a skeleton-masked Dj.The Yellow hitmaker didn't have to travel far for the Canadian rockers' show in London, England, earlier...

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Arcade Fire Extend Gigs Dress Code

19th November 2013

Arcade Fire fans must follow a strict dress code when they attend any shows on the band's upcoming U.S. arena tour.Fans were asked to wear fancy dress to the string of intimate shows the band...

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Arcade Fire Jump Straight To No. 1 On Billboard 200 With 'Reflektor'

By Joe Wilde | 7th November 2013

Arcade Fire are at the top of the musical spectrum right now, enjoying critical and now commercial success with their fourth album, Reflektor. Whilst their origins are humble and their rise to international acclaim and...

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James Murphy: Arcade Fire Work Was Like 'Marriage'

7th November 2013

James Murphy says working with Arcade Fire was ''like a marriage''.The former LCD Soundsystem star has co-produced the group's new album 'Reflektor' and though he and singer Win Butler had wanted to work together for...

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Arcade Fire Earn No.1 On Billboard 200 With 'Reflektor'

By Nick Hill | 7th November 2013

Canadian rock band 'Arcade Fire' reach the top spot the Billboard 200 album chart after debuting their latest studio album, 'Reflektor'.According to Nielsen SoundScan, in its first week's sales, 'Reflektor' sold 140,000 copies.This is the...

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Arcade Fire Debut Reflektor At The Top Of The U.s. Charts

7th November 2013

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire have rocketed to the top of the U.S. album chart with their new release Reflektor.The band became the only act to sell more than 100,000 copies of an album last week...

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The First Ever Youtube Music Awards Get Underway This Weekend - What Can You Expect From It?

By Joe Wilde | 2nd November 2013

The YouTube Music Awards will celebrate the achievements made online by both well-known and some more obscure (outside the world of viral videos) musicians for the first time this Sunday (3 Oct.) and the organisers...

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Arcade Fire Play Gig On The Roof Of Capitol Records Building

31st October 2013

Canadian rockers Arcade Fire lit up the night above Hollywood on Tuesday night (29Oct13) when they performed on the roof of Capitol Records building.Win Butler and his band performed 12 songs on the roof of...

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Quite Simply, Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Is Brilliant, Say The Critics

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th October 2013

2013 has been the year of the comeback. The Rolling Stones did it, triumphantly. Bowie did it too, shocking everyone with an unannounced renaissance, one that lead to a Mercury nomination. But more contemporary artists,...

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Arcade Fire Evolve On 'Reflektor' But Is It An Advancement Or A Step In The Same Direction Still?

By Joe Wilde | 30th October 2013

Arcade Fire are a band used to receiving widespread praise for their albums and when they released new album Reflektor earlier this week it was more of the same as the critics came out in...

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'Reflektor' Reviews: Are Arcade Fire The Best Band In The World?

By Michael West | 29th October 2013

Following the seminal Funeral, Arcade Fire destroyed the idea of the difficult second album with Neon Bible and furthered its campaign to be considered one of the world's greatest bands with The Suburbs - a...

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White Stripes Score 'Most Significant Album'

29th October 2013

The White Stripes' 'Elephant' has been voted the most significant album of the past 20 years.The blues rock duo's 2003 record - featuring their huge hit 'Seven Nation Army', which propelled them to global stardom...

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Arcade Fire Made Record For Mothers

28th October 2013

Arcade Fire wanted 'Reflektor' to be a record their mothers can dance to.The 'Ready to Start' band's new album was heavily inspired by Haiti - where band member Regine Chassagne has roots - and she...

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Arcade Fire's Thrilling Risk 'Reflecktor' Is Finally Here. Rejoice

By Michael West | 25th October 2013

Following an online leak earlier this week, Reflektor, the fourth album from Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire is available to stream online.Husband-and-wife team Win Butler and Regine Chassagne teamed up for an ambitious collaboration with...

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Arcade Fire Put New Album 'Reflektors' Up To Stream For Free

By Joe Wilde | 25th October 2013

Arcade Fire have returned with their fourth album, Reflektors, after three years of working on the project since releasing their universally acclaimed third album The Suburbs. When the album leaked online earlier this month, prompting...

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Arcade Fire Play Secret Show At Brooklyn Warehouse On Desolate Street

By Michael West | 21st October 2013

Arcade Fire emerged from behind a black curtain at a full moon masquerade in Brooklyn on Friday night (October 18, 2013) to play to around a thousand 'golden ticket' holders at a re-purposed warehouse in...

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Arcade Fire Replace The Killers At Bridge School Benefit

15th October 2013

Arcade Fire have stepped in to replace The Killers at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit concert next week (26Oct13).The Human hitmakers pulled out of their performance at the charity gig amid unconfirmed reports suggesting...

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Lady Gaga To Headline Youtube Music Awards

2nd October 2013

Lady Gaga will headline the first ever YouTube Music Awards.The 'Bad Romance' hitmaker will join Arcade Fire and Eminem on November 3 at the inaugural event which will honour artists who have shared their work...

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Youtube's First Ever Music Award Show Headlined By Lady Gaga, Eminem And Arcade Fire

By Nick Hill | 2nd October 2013

The video sharing website has finally go itself a music award show as the YouTube Music Awards will showcase this November between the BET Hip-op awards and the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards.Lady Gaga...

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