With each new offering, I love Arcade Fire more and more. While I haven't spent as much time with Reflektor as I did the previous two albums, I feel like this effort builds on those past successes and is better.
First time through the album, Afterlife was (still is) my favorite song. If the song were a novel, that first line would rival some of the best first sentences ever -- "Afterlife, oh my God, what an awful word." It succeeds in capturing attention, and then delivers with the rest of the performance.