I’ve been listening to Arcade Fire all winter long and can’t stop. Obsessed doesn’t even describe how much I love this band. You know how most albums have songs you don’t care for so you skip to the ones you like? Arcade Fire requires no skipping whatsoever. I listen to all three of their albums back to back, cover to cover, and every song is amazing. Their albums include Funeral, Neon Bible, and The Suburbs. I was over the moon happy when they recently won the Grammy for album of the year (The Suburbs). Well deserved. Real music. Real talent.
I really, really want to see them in concert but their only Canadian concert this summer is in Moncton. Shocked they don’t have a show in Toronto or Montreal (where they live). If I had to narrow down my favourite Arcade Fire song it would have to be Rococo. Especially at 1 minute, 45 seconds. Best part ever. Take a listen, I hope it makes your day like it makes mine. JD
Two of the seven band members – Win and Regine (they’re married and started the band in Montreal)
They play rare instruments for a rock band including the cello, xylophone, glockenspiel, harp, mandolin, accordion, French horn, and hurdy-gurdy. I’m not making this up – check out their Wiki page here. Happy listening!