Well looks like we have a theme today, as Kris just posted something on this band as well. It really isn’t that surprising considering we (and every other person I enjoy) are talking about the Arcade Fire. This morning, as I finally started unpacking in my new apartment in my new city and I finally gave a listen to “Suburbs.” It seemed fitting, as I recently relocated to Montreal (the band’s home base), and after a 6-day car ride with only my high-school CD collection to keep me company, I was in the mood for new music.
This album is wonderful. I didn’t expect anything less from the Arcade Fire, but I was so happy to be swept away by something that was characteristic of the band’s signature sound but new and exciting as well. I’m on listen number 3.
If you are lacking things to do this long weekend, this album is an afternoon activity.