Neon Bible

Universal Music International Div.
Release date
2 Mar 2007
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Black Mirror 4:13 563,510
2 Keep the Car Running 3:29 649,313
3 Neon Bible 2:16 555,822
4 Intervention 4:19 578,006
5 Black Wave/Bad Vibrations 3:57 334,905
6 Ocean of Noise 4:53 496,609
7 The Well and the Lighthouse 3:56 489,757
8 (Antichrist Television Blues) 5:10 389,948
9 Windowsill 4:16 453,192
10 No Cars Go 5:43 702,250
11 My Body Is a Cage 4:47 490,452

About this album

Neon Bible is the second album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released in March 2007 on Merge Records. Originally announced on December 16, 2006 through the band’s website, the majority of the album was recorded in a church that the band bought and renovated. Neon Bible became Arcade Fire’s highest charting album at the time, debuting on the Billboard 200 at number two, selling 92,000 copies in its first week and more than 400,000 to date. Being released within a month of similarly successful releases by The Shins (Wincing the Night Away) and Modest Mouse (We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank), Neon Bible was cited as an example of the popularization of indie rock. Critics offered the self-produced Neon Bible mostly favorable reviews. Publications like NME and IGN praised the album for its grandiose nature, while Rolling Stone and Uncut said that it resulted in a distant and overblown sound. Following the release of Funeral (2004), which had been recorded in an attic.

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  • Vastorz

    perfect companion to Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master"

    3 Aug 5:47pm Reply
  • yinxianghecheng

    Not underrated at all, lol.

    9 Jul 5:51pm Reply
  • Theomegalisten

    Their best.

    7 Jul 3:54pm Reply
  • daftrol

    Definitely their best and most underrated album. [3]

    24 Jun 6:59pm Reply
  • rhayader18

    One of the 50 best rock albums ever

    23 Jun 9:29pm Reply
  • xDx3xPx

    Reflektor will always be AF's masterpiece

    17 May 2:30am Reply
  • naseoj

    Funeral will always be AF's masterpiece, but damn this album has aged well.

    25 Apr 11:14pm Reply
  • el_jpaulo

    Their best (and most underrated)

    13 Apr 7:58pm Reply
  • moscasdefuego

    11/10 [2]

    1 Jan 5:56pm Reply
  • rOOm-on-fire

    Funeral a beau avoir "changé-ma-vie", Neon Bible reste mon album préféré.

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mllvfrp

    Better than Funeral in my opinion. The last three tracks are just awesome

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold


    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Kyouko_

    >Better than the Suburbs. Guys, buy the album, and read the lyric booklet while listening. Trust me, it'll invoke a lot of feels that way

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AlCapwnUK

    also, obligatory: Funeral>Neon Bible

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AlCapwnUK

    Everyone likens the songwriting to Bruce Springsteen, but i'd like to make a shout for Brian Wilson - particularly albums like Surfs Up. Bad Vibrations?

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Hromino

    Very good but not as superb as Funeral or The Suburbs.

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • boksia


    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • djingsken

    Their best album!

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Britch2

    better than The Suburbs.

    4 May 2013 Reply
  • TheLibrarian_

    So far, Windowsill and My Body is a Cage are the standout tracks from my perspective after a handful of listens. Personally, I love that the album differs from Funeral. It's too often that great bands come along to make great albums, then follow the same exact formula for all post releases. I love how various and consistent this band remains, and I personally don't give a damn if they ever release any Funeral-sounding tracks in the future.

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
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