Damn, I bought their album years a go (neon bible) but at the time they felt really bizarre but now when I own funeral, it really opened my eyes and opened the road for neon bible, but still, funeral is better than neon bible, for me at least
most of the songs have less orchestration and more electronic kinda stuff in neon bible. and what made funeral so awesome was the big powerful orchestration it had it was like PIANO HARP BIG DRUM VIOLINS GUITARS BIG CHORUS STRONG VOCALS. neon bible just didnt have that punch except in like 2 songs.
@ higginst...You are right, this discussion is endless...unless they themselves come up with THE name of (The) Arcade Fire.
But It's ashame that they get half as much scrobbles here...When you put both stats together Arcade Fire will be a much more poular band!