«HASHTAGGED» - REVIEWING NEW MUSIC RELEASES

Hashtagged takes a look at the latest releases in contemporary western music.
We listen to an album, and we hashtag it, creating a cloud of concepts and words that help us describe our listening experience, and what the album stands for.
This music review is a twin project of Alphabet Harddrive - music from the 21stcentury, from A to Z.

Arcade Fire – «Reflektor»
Out on Merge Records, October 28,2013

 
#4th studio album
# Canada #French Canadian and English lyrics
#very dance oriented #more fun and pop
#produced by James Murphy #from DFA Records #LCD Soundsystem frontman #dancepop influences
#also produced by Markus Dravs in Jamaica #reggae influences


#less Bruce Springteen rock # less teen rock themes
#double album #more of a concept album #sound voyage
#in the hype #fans will love it #songs are not so strong as previous hits
#critics love it #pitchfork 9.2 #rolling stone 4 stars #but album «falls into dull sonic mashup»
#no. 1 album in the US, UK, Ireland and Canada
#based on Marcel Camus’ «Black Orpheus», 1959, #album was available on youtube as a soundtrack to the film 


#based on SorenKiekgard’s essay «Present Age»

#The Reflektors #promotion campaign #band dressed as themselves
 

# Veve, Haitianvoodoo

#cover art#Auguste Rodin’s «Orpheus and Eurydice» # New York MetropolitanArt Museum

#featured artists #long time collaborator violinist Owen Pallet aka Final Fantasy# David Bowie, vocals #Kid Koala, sampling 

#homage torecently deceased Lou Reed in NPR radio live show #reference to«Satellite of love»