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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

CD review: Arcade Fire

Artist: Arcade Fire

Album: The Suburbs

Label: Merge

Rating: 5

Arcade Fire proves that they’re back and here to stay with their hauntingly beautiful new album, The Suburbs. The album is an epic journey through the life of someone in suburbia, and is jam-packed with emotional lyrics that reminisce of the band’s phenomenal debut, Funeral.

The sound of the album is more mellow than the band’s previous, Neon Bible, conveying the monotone of everyday life. An added bonus? Frontwoman Régine Chassagne gets to display her beautiful soprano again in the song “Sprawl II.” The Suburbs is a great listen, whether you’re a loyal fan or a new listener, from one of the best alternative bands on the contemporary music scene.

Give these tracks a listen: “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains),” “Ready to Start,” “Modern Man”

For fans of: Broken Social Scene, The National

– Anneta Konstantinides


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