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Arcade Fire, 02 Arena, London

I have seen Arcade Fire in a small church and in a packed Hackney Empire. Now they are bounding onstage at the O2 Arena as if born to the role. Their ascent has been rapid and has been all the more surprising given the peculiarity of their music, a bewildering panoply of strings and things. Significantly, they do not seem out of place here. As an octet, they are not dwarfed by a stage this size. The same applies to their sound.

First Night: Arcade Fire, O2 ARena, London

Fire burns bright as band of many talents step up to the big stage

Digital Digest: 22/11/2010

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Maroon 5 are huge but credibility eludes them. Gillian Orr asks Adam Levine, their frontman, if all the trite songs and videos about women might be to blame

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Digital Digest: 23/08/2010

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