Arcade Fire – Funeral

[Arcade Fire - Funeral] The Arcade Fire and their debut album have some unique aspects. First, I don’t know of many husband/wife teams in bands. Second, there are four songs named ‘Neighborhood’ on Funeral. Third, the liner notes are packaged as a funeral program. The Arcade Fire is why you listen to indie rock. It feels experimental. There are accordions and xylophones and weird effects on top of the normal stuff. You might have heard ‘Rebellion (Lies)’ on the radio or the chanting ‘Wake Up’ at the Byrne/Gielow wedding of 2005, which are good ones, but I think the opener ‘Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)’ is my favorite track. The key to enjoying this album is to just be patient and listen.

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