Tuesday, 7 December 2010
The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
I downloaded their third album The Suburbs a while ago. I'd heard lots of positive reviews but I've been busy and only listened to bits of it here and there. But tonight I made the time and sat down and listened to the whole thing - and this album most definitely has to be listened to as a whole, it's an amazing, powerful sonic experience.
The Suburbs is complex lyrically and musically, and like most U2 albums, the songs are interlinked in theme, it is very much a single entity and a grower. I feel I need to listen to it a good few more times before I could attempt a proper review, but what I can say now is that this is an excellent album well worth buying. Arcade Fire have their own "wall of sound" and are like no other band around. And in this age of made-to-order bands it's refreshing to know young people still have the hunger to create and express themselves and how they see the world around them via excellent rock music!
Read a review by NME here that says it better than I ever could.