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View Poll Results: What do you think of The Suburbs?
Brilliant 40 42.11%
Good 30 31.58%
Average 12 12.63%
Poor 8 8.42%
Terrible 5 5.26%
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Old 07-24-2010, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Arcade Fire - The Suburbs




1. "The Suburbs"
2. "Ready to Start"
3. "Modern Man"
4. "Rococo"
5. "Empty Room"
6. "City with No Children"
7. "Half Light I"
8. "Half Light II (No Celebration)"
9. "Suburban War"
10. "Month of May"
11. "Wasted Hours"
12. "Deep Blue"
13. "We Used to Wait"
14. "Sprawl I (Flatland)"
15. "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"
16. "The Suburbs (Continued)"


Not officially out yet, but it's leaked and it's quite possibly my favourite album of the year. So I thought I'd make the thread.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Half way so far. Too samey.

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Old 07-24-2010, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's as good as Funeral myself. I bet it will be a real grower for some people, though for me it was one of the most enjoyable first listens of an album in ages.
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I was trying to download this today but the links I tried suck.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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at least 75% of these songs are shit.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I only dislike about 3 songs out of 16, and I don't hate them and they flow nicely with the album. Give it time! It will grow on you.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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still undecided on this.

i love The Suburbs, Ready to Start, Sprawl II and Suburbs (Continued) but I'm not sold on the whole thing yet. Hopefully I start digging it more.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ok i'm gonna listen closely one more time now to see if i will listen again.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Suburbs - probably my favorite song off the album, unfortunately i find it quite mediocre(cunningstunt this grew!).

Ready To Start - save for bit in middle and outro, loops into zzzz

Modern Man - bleh nothing about this keeps me entertained.

Rococo - nothing going on ro CO CO CO CO CO CO

Empty Room - EXCITING INTRO THEN i got nothin.

City With No Children - are you serious arcade fire? where are the kickass arrangements?

Half Light I - candidate for worst song they have released.

Half Light II (No Celebration) - candidate for worst song they have released's brother.

Suburban War - initially thought this was best song from the album. this is just another song that goes no where. i think i liked it because the backing loop is prettier than most others on this album.

Month Of May - too many win butler vocals in this. really annoying.

Wasted Hours - kill me now, nominee 2.

Deep Blue - one of the better songs. doesn't have me itching to hear again.

We Used To Wait - at least this song starts well.

Sprawl (Flatland) - no redeeming qualities.

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - definition of mediocrity.

The Suburbs (continued) - i think they were hoping no one would hear this as it's at the end of the album.

they are using the same downbeat tempo as most the songs on the other albums. the difference is, the older stuff actually had cool little flourishes(eargasms). for the most part these songs just kind of meander and put me to sleep. also it feels like these songs are just shittier versions of older material(samey).

they did one or both of these things:

a. got lazy
b. overthought it

EDIT: voting poor these kids get graded on a curve.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It feels like I'm the only person that really loves this album

No one is raving about it, but I really like it.
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