For an album described as a bold statement, nothing is said in the 47 minute runtime that hasn't already been said by countless other artists. At it's best, it's severely average. At it's worst, it's a disappointment to Arcade Fire's discography and a redundant exploration into themes of humanity and love that are much more deeply explored in their earlier, more successful, work. This is just embarrassing.
90-99: essential listens; near perfect
80-89: will make year-end-lists; highly recommended
70-79: great listens
50-59: not bad
30-39: would not recommend
20-29: steer clear of this
0-9: redefines terrible; an absolute atrocity