Label: Merge Records – MRG385, Sonovox Records – MRG385 Format: 2 x LP Country: US Released: Aug 3, 2010 Genre: Rock Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock
The Suburbs is the third studio album by Arcade Fire released in August 2010. This is an acutely observed record, rich with drama and saturated detail, retaining the authoritative dread of its predecessor, Neon Bible, while harking back to the childhood nostalgia of Arcade Fire's celebrated debut, Funeral. Its charms are cumulative, growing with every listen; after a while, you can spot the little references pinging back and forth between individual songs. It's an old hip-hop trick, and an even older symphonic one; it lends The Suburbs extra warmth and gravitas.