One of the most hyped albums of the season has finally arrived. And you can stream it for free. Arcade Fire has shared a stream of its upcoming Reflektor in its entirety via YouTube. The stream became available yesterday and is set to footage from the 1959 film Black Orpheus, one of Win Butler's favorite films, according to Rolling Stone.
Leading up to the album's release, the band introduced a guerilla marketing campaign, shared two music videos for the lead single "Reflektor," performed secret shows under the name "The Reflektors," and appeared on Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report.
According to Rolling Stone, the double album was recorded over three years in Haiti, Jamaica, New York and Montreal. Special collaborators on the effort include producers James Murphy and Markus Dravs as well and a vocal appearance by David Bowie.
The album blends, reggae, punk, funk, glam rock and aggressive beats for a epic tour de force. "I just felt like we were opened to a new influence," Butler told them. "Bob Marley probably felt the same way the first time he heard Curtis Mayfield."
The album officially drops Oct. 29 via Merge. Stream it in its entirety here, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!