After an initial burst of excitement and enormous piles of hype and all the pre-release publicity, Reflektor turned out to be a sporadically brilliant, wilfully indulgent offering whose peaks were not quite high enough to overcome its troughs.

The Suburbs, however, is surely destined for future classic status, and its title track a bold, thrilling, cinematic piece of storytelling that lets you know right from the off you are in the presence of a remarkable work.