Here it is: the whole kit and caboodle of The Arcade Fire's new album, The Suburbs. They are the new Bruce Springsteen, the new Revolutionary Road, the new Simpsons. The Arcade Fire are everything, it seems, ubiquitous and malleable through orchestral grandiosity. Listen to the strings shiver up and down the scale, to the drum's heavy clockwork. In the best way, they are relatable and identifiable to all, The Suburbs being your house or theirs. For this being only their third album, its remarkable how enormous this band is. Then again, you can listen to it and understand very quickly. And you should.
Stream: The Arcade Fire, The Suburbs