I ♥ Arcade Fire

April 9, 2011

How does an indie rock band afford to pay so many members?

I resisted the charms of this band for years—until they won a Grammy in February, and I needed some new music to listen to on a long airplane flight. My being a thoroughly suburban kid and all, how could I refuse a concept album called The Suburbs? A few of these songs are almost as good as my two favorite songs about the ‘burbs: this one and that one.

Arcade Fire often touch on religious themes, but “City With No Children” includes these tasty lyrics:

You never trust a millionaire quoting the Sermon on the Mount
I used to think I was not like them, but I’m beginning to have my doubts
My doubts about it

When you’re hiding underground, the rain can’t get you wet
But do you think your righteousness could pay the interest on your debt?
I have my doubts about it

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