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Deceptive Cadence

Richard Reed Parry Turns Musicians Into Metronomes

On the Arcade Fire member's solo classical debut, the body drives the beat — not the other way around.

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Live in Concert

Arcade Fire, Live In Concert

Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, recorded live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

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