Arcade Fire Does it again

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So I’ve been recruited by BigBrusr to start throwing in my 2 cents on music reviews and get a little more diversity in here. So, seeing as this is my first review, don’t judge me too harshly. I warn you now. I am a bit of a hipster Indie D bag, BUT not a close minded one, so have no fear, I will review lots of stuff, Some metal, hard core, lots of indie, lots of soundtracks, rock, f0lk, all of it. If any of you ever have requests of a review on here, feel free to email me or something. so, lets get the ball rollin’.

So unless you’ve been living under a music rock for the past 7 years there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Arcade Fire. if you haven’t WAKE UP. (arcade fire fans will catch my reference there.) They are probably the most epic sounding indie rock band I can think of. Take the fast rhythmic guitar of classic punk as the Ramones. The passionate, unstable vocals of old blue grass. Wrap it all up with some epic 80’s feeling pop and you get Arcade Fire. Their first major album Funerals was AMAZING which features that awesome song most have heard from ‘Where the Wild Things Are’, and then followed up by Neon Bible. Well they just released another heavy hitter.

Suburbs, I was skeptical of this album at first, I didn’t think they’d be able to pull off another masterpiece. I was wrong. very, very wrong. I read a few reviews when the album leaked. The one that stuck out in my mind, although I forget where it was, stated that this would be bigger than Radiohead’s OK Computer. I found that hard to believe. I was also wrong about that. This cd has a more toned down feel to it, less orchestral and epic feel. But, that just makes it easier to relate to the lyrics, they’re not the almost nonsensical hard to decipher lyrics of their old albums, they’re simple and human. So, basically, if you have two ears and a heart, you should get this album. and their others if you don’t have them already.

In the end I give this album 5 out of 5 thumbs up. (my judging system will change often.)

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