The Suburbs Scenes From The Suburbs
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Arcade Fire's 2011 Grammy Award winning Album of the Year, The Suburbs, gets a deluxe anniversary CD / DVD reissue. The CD includes two new tracks (one featuring vocals by David Byrne) and an extended version of "Wasted Hours," in addition to the original album. The DVD includes the Spike Jonze film Scenes from the Suburbs, as well as the companion documentary Behind the Scenes from the Suburbs, and the official music video for "The Suburbs." The exclusive booklet features lyrics and 80 pages of photos taken during the film.
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The Suburbs - (7/10) - At first listen, I was rather skeptical of where this was going, but I've been listening to it more and more, and its rooting its way into my head bit by bit. I find myself tapping my feet to the fun rhythym, and humming along.
Ready to Start - (9/10) - In a word, stunning. This song takes what The Suburbs started, carries on right from the end from a happy tune to a more dark and powerful song. It holds a wonderful musical scape on its own, the lyrics are fascinating, and the voices mix it perfectly.
Modern Man - (8/10) - A slightly more uptempo song, that drives along at a steady pace. The lyrics are soft, and almost mocking of what we are today, but the driving guitar line makes this quite a listen.
Rococo - (10/10) - Amazing. Simply amazing. Even the way it begins, with the wail of strings and the stumming of guitars is fascinating. It too is a bit mocking of modern life, but the song flows so perfectly, and the lyrics are dark and captivating.
Empty Room - (8/10) - One of the few shorter songs on the album, which starts with a scream of strings, and the thudding of an electric guitar, and the segues perfectly into a soft female voice. The way it is sung makes you beieve every word/
City With No Children - (8/10) - A strange little mix, with a soft drumline, a distorted guitar effect, and a uptempo tune. The chorus is definently the high point of the song, a swelling mix of voice and instrument. This song is a beautiful song of yearning.
Half Light I - (6/10) - While it is pretty, it got quickly repetitive and dull, as the same guitar line repeats over and over and over. The lyrics are nice, and the singing is great though.
Half Light II (No Celebration) - (10/10) - A creepy and dark song, with an amazing guitar line flowing throughout the song. The lyrics are a plea to run away, and save one from the sins they have committed. The background music ebbs and flows throughout the song like a perfect wave, and the blend of male and female lyrics make this song excel.
Suburban War - (7/10) - A fast paced drum lead song, with an almost african feel to the drumline. The guitar swirls through an amazing riff over and over, and the soft vocals compliment the music.
Month of May - (5/10) - I never really good get into the song. It sounds like a strange garage band song, and the lyrics aren't amazing, nor is the singing. Its catchy, sure, but I just didn't like it very much.
Wasted Hours - (8/10) - A soft and slow balad, swimming comfortably in a soft musicscape, with subtle lyrics, and soft guitars.
Deep Blue - (5/10) - A slow song, with not much to it. I didn't enjoy it terribly much.
We Used to Wait - (7/10) - A strange song that makes up for Deep Blue's slump. The lyrics are fascinating and the song is very catchy.
Sprawl I (Flatlands) - (8/10) - A shorter song, but a joy to listen to. It's slower tempo, but a nice song all around.
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - (10/10) - Easily the highlight of the album. A beautiful mix, sung marvelously, and played beautifully. The lyrics are soft and sweet, and speak of the Mountains Beyond the Mountains, the neverending nature.
The Suburbs (Continued) - (7.5/10) - It was slow and odd, but it offered a nice, soft ending to the album.
All in all, a SOLID album, with very few bad songs in my opinion.
Highlights: Rococo, City With No Children, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Of course, it is already recognized that Arcade Fire's music is experimental and different genres can be heard in their music. Of course you hear music influences in this album(e.g. Bruce Springsteen). What modern music bands of today are NOT influenced by past musicians/artists?
I will admit that I never bought or even listened to this band's previous album since buying their album "Funeral" 5 years ago. I've always been aware of the album "Neon Bible" existed but I've never listened to it. I did buy and listen to "Funeral" plenty of times over the past 5 years.
Arcade Fire is one of those low-key "needle in the haystack" bands....well, at least in the city where *I* live. Anyway, this is music that is not thrown in anyone's face and like most indie music, this is music you have to search for and approach all on your own without anyone else's opinion or influence. This is certainly not music for the masses and NOT the music that everyone and their mother listens to... and I like it that way. :)