Album #1: The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
I’m actually pretty surprised The Suburbs ended up being my favourite album of the year. I wasn’t blown away by my first few listens but as I spent more time with the album its themes and connections started hitting home and it became an album I wanted to immerse myself in. Very few records these days are a complete package but The Suburbs certainly is. From the lyrics, to the mood created by the music, to the artwork and the amazing videos – The Suburbs is a complete experience.
Video: The Suburbs
Song #1: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by Arcade Fire
Imagine my surprise when towards the very end of The Suburbs this song appeared. I imagine many had the same reaction I did. Despite its dark lyrics the song is so incredibly uplifting. Regine’s vocal is perfect and that disco-ey beat was instantly memorable. I don’t enjoy it any less now than when I first heard it.
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And with that I’m done. Hope you’re all having a safe and happy holiday surrounded by friends and loved ones.