Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Arcade in the Suburbs is on Fire! Great...

Arcade Fire-The Suburbs
     Arcade Fire's relatively new album, The Suburbs, is a very deep and profound album with extremely poetic lyrics. Unlike most music today, the lyrics of Arcade Fire's song actually mean something that pertains to life, not partying in the club all day. Anyways, my two most favorite songs are unsurprisingly the most popular tracks on the album: The Suburbs and Ready to Start. 
     The Suburbs is probably the most dramatic track but maybe I think this because of the music video. However, the lyrics show a level of reminiscence mixed with regret. It details how fleeting and carefree life is while being a kid in the suburbs. While they are waiting to grow up and experience the world, they pass the time playing in the neighborhood. The lazy sounds and relaxing lyrics contrast very nicely with the quick tempo and higher pitched instruments. However, the song sometimes drones on in certain areas but its meaning will keep the listener alert if they really analyze the song's setup while listening. Overall, it's a mellow song that still catches my attention.
     The last song from "The Suburbs" I chose to highlight is "Ready to Start." This track describes a nonconformist outlook on life and explains how people should be themselves even if that means being alone and isolated. The lyrics are full of intense pathos but intense pride also and express conviction in his words. This track is one of the more exciting and lively songs although the singers voice is still nonchalant and relaxing. In a few points, the song can become slightly monotonous and feels like it could use a sudden change  of pace of tone but it eventually all blends together. All in all, the new Arcade Fire album has a good amount of high quality songs with good quality lyrics.

The Suburbs:

Ready to Start:

1 comment:

  1. Great record, and "dramatic" is a word I'd totally use to describe it.