Quite soon I think? Think it's getting released pretty soon?
Tbh the one I've written is quite short, so to summarise (gonna blur in case people would rather hear it themselves first)
there's not a huge amount of memorable or stand out tracks that isn't something they haven't done before. In terms of the substance thing, while I agree with you pop-rock doesn't have to be, Arcade Fire are a band who have always pertained to have a serious message or comment on whatever subject/theme the album is about and this feels like this he first time where they've not really said anything meaningful, and while it is an album about "modern world being vacuous/empty" it gets album little tiring when there's not much else to it AND they all already wrote about this fairly successfully on Reflektor.
It's not a bad album by any means and has plenty of good moments and songs but overall it feels a bit empty, which is ironic given that's what they're harping on about endlessly here, and I can't really see myself coming back to it much...
But you know, that's my opinion, I'd still encourage you or anyone to check it out which I'm sure most will