Having heard, quite by accident, the new Arcade Fire single 3 times in the space of 24 hours on satellite radio while driving, I am worried. Being a big fan of their 3 albums on first listen to "Reflektor" my reaction was WTF and not in a good "hey what a great new direction" kind of way. Hopefully the single is a misstep and the double album to follow continues their good run of form.
On the off-chance that the new record is a disco dud I have to say that three straight very good records is still a pretty good streak. Would any of you like to offer up a similar run of good/great albums by any band from 1980 onwards, thus leaving out some of the obvious behemoths of pop/rock. Doesn't have to be 3 to start a career could be at any point in a bands lifespan.