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Highly anticipated 2010 release from the critically adored Alt-Rock outfit. Written, arranged, performed and produced by the Arcade Fire and co-produced by Markus Dravs, The Suburbs was recorded around Montreal and New York over the past two years.The Arcade Fire's 2004 debut Funeral featured strongly in Album of the Decade Polls around the world including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and Rolling Stone. Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible, debuted number 2 in the U.S. Both records were nominated for Best Alternative Album Grammys.
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I think the most important thing that I can say about this is that music used to mean something more than a top 10 hit, album sales, or branding. Music was not created to target a particular audience or achieve a max level of radio rotation. I love pop and hip-hop music, but when we become so obsessed with the artificial markers of success, we lose something. I think the Grammys did a great job of trying to strip away these markers and understand something about the craft of music and what it means. An album is not a collection of singles. In this, they got the nominations right and Arcade Fire are more than worthy of the accolades.
The Suburbs is a concept album that doesn't try to be a concept album. It effortlessly bounces back and forth between sounds and styles and creates an atmosphere of nostalgia, regret, hope, and longing, that reflects the sonic landscape of 80s-90s 'burbs. I had read the initial press on the album and understood that it was an exploration and expression of growing up in the suburban sprawl. Even as a fan of their previous albums, it took repeated listens to finally get it - now it seems to get even better each time I listen to it.
The album itself is a pure rock and roll album with no tricks or illusions. It's an album crafted from the ground up (written, performed, and produced) by a group of musicians that believe in the music as a medium and a message.Read more ›
The package includes a different booklet than the original release feature pictures taken from the film (or during the filming).
With the room on the DVD, wouldn't been nice to thrown in a few other extras like footage from various festivals or appearances (unless they are saving that for a Suburbs' version of Mirror Noir.
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Bought this as a gift years ago, it shipped quickly and came just as expected.Published 1 month ago by Robert Venetas
Easy listening, satisfying and Love it! A classic! Saw them live when they opened for U2 and they were awesome! Read morePublished 24 months ago by Karelle
I don't know what it is about this album, but it speaks to me. It may not speak to you, but your should give it the chance to do so!Published on Dec 23 2013 by Shane Porter
I'm just catching up w suburbs Dec 2013 ; I've played the Cd four times and similar to best albums out there from musicians who can actually play instruments and write their own... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2013 by Barrythetick