I seemed to be the only Arcade Fire fan that preferred the Neon Bible to Funeral. I was never that enthralled by the Canadians debut but loved the wide screen pulse of its follow up. The Suburbs sets somewhere between those two records. It is a beautiful blend of the home grown and the epic. The personal is crossed with a historical narrative that digs down into the mythology of 1970’s suburban angst.
That they might be about to become the biggest band in the world is testament to the strength of the song writing and their weave of weaving melodic gold from disparate strains. The bold and the beautiful.