April 14: Country singer Loretta Lynn is 87. Actress Julie Christie is 79. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is 74. Actor John Shea ("Gossip Girl," ''Lois and Clark") is 70. Actor Peter Capaldi ("Dr....
Arcade Fire, "Everything Now" (Columbia Records)
Arcade Fire are darkly happy-go-lucky on "Everything Now," applying Euro disco and new wave to somber themes on their fifth album like consumerism, flummoxed youth and suicide prevention.
Working with co-producers Thomas Bangalter (Daft Punk) and Steve Mackey (Pulp), Arcade Fire may have picked up a case of Stockholm syndrome, with abounding sonic similarities with those bands.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis exuded an unmistakable swagger as he strode slowly toward the charged-up crowd behind the basket where he'd just rolled in an off-balance scoop while being fouled. Then, he exchanged a congratulatory five with Arcade Fire singer Win Butler, who was sitting along the baseline.
The Pelicans star wasn't going to be denied — and neither, for that matter, was the rest of his recently resurgent team.