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Favorite Song of 2013 Contest: Round 1: Arcade Fire “Reflektor” vs. Bastille “Flaws”

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Posted by teibs On December - 10 - 2013

@ZackTeibloom “Flaws” vs “Afterlife.” Oh my god, what an awesome match. These are honestly my two favorite songs in the entire contest. You’ve got a young, hungry Bastille going up against a peaking Arcade Fire, who somehow managed to one-up their Grammy winning Suburbs with a masterpiece in Reflektor. Picking the best song for each band was tough. After I fell in love with Bastille at SXSW, I kept linking Andy to different versions of “Flaws,” leading him to ask if they even had any other songs. Soon he was telling me he was surprised “Flaws was my favorite.” And as for Arcade Fire, as Andy chatted me when we were picking songs, the contest could have been entirely songs off Reflektor if we didn’t limit ourselves to one per band. I think we ended up with the best each band has to offer, and as my hair can attest, I have a lot of love for both Arcade Fire and Bastille and will be happy with either song moving on.

@AndyShore Bastille managed to do in LA what Arcade Fire didn’t. I saw them play a sold out Troubador and they fulled captivated the crowd. Nobody was chatting throughout the show. There weren’t a sea of cellphones held overhead. Eyes were locked on the stage. Arcade Fire put on one of the best, most unique shows I’ve ever experienced, but the crowd still didn’t match that night with Bastille. Dan Smith is an engaging frontman that knows his way around a catchy tune. Top that with layers of well-produced synths and harmonies and you have one of my favorite albums of the year (yes … with Reflektor). “Flaws” is such a beautiful, fun and well-crafted track, there’s never a wrong time to put it on.

@ZackTeibloom When news came out that Arcade Fire was working with James Murphy, expectations were sky high. Would this make for longer, dance-ier songs? Would they grow with James and hold our interesting through six plus minute songs? Yes, yes, yes, YES! We could have gone with the title track featuring David Bowie or “Here Comes the Night Time” or “It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)”, but to me the soul of the album is in “Afterlife.” From the opening “ah, ah ah ah’s” to Win’s devastating “Afterlife, Oh my god, what an awful word” opening line through the yelling “I’ve Gotta Know’s!” it’s a tour de force. What incredible growth for a band that was already at the top of their game.

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