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Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" is the best record I've heard in a long, long time—and today only, you can download the MP3 version of the album for $1.99 on Amazon.com.

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cam_1089
Nov. 26th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Bought.
patrick_vecchio
Nov. 26th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
Cool! Let me know how you like it.
cam_1089
Nov. 27th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I like it a lot.

Initial reactions: Standouts for me included "We Used to Wait" and "The Sprawl I." Not such a fan of "Rococo," though its instrumentals were solid.
patrick_vecchio
Nov. 27th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like it, Cameron. I first heard it on NPR's "First Listen." Hadn't heard a note of Arcade Fire before then. If you don't know "First Listen," check it out. You can preview albums in their entirety before they come out.

I like "Ready to Start" about the best, maybe because of these lyrics:

Now you're knocking at my door
Saying please come out with us tonight
But I would rather be alone
Than pretend I feel all right.


Those lines hit uncomfortably close to home.

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patrick_vecchio
Nov. 26th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
Anything that helps people turn on to good music is welcome here, Rich. Thanks for passing this along.
nodressrehersal
Nov. 27th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)
Well, at the risk of sounding even older than I am, I do not yet have an MP3 player, but the cd is on my holiday wish list.
patrick_vecchio
Nov. 27th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
I'm surprised the Surly Yutes haven't browbeaten you into getting an iPod or something like it.

Are you guys going to go see Robert Randolph at the Tralf?
nodressrehersal
Nov. 27th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, they're both Zune users - anti-IPod - but I just did some noodling online, and I think I can use my DroidX as an MP3 player! That's something surly youth #1 can help with. This could be a big yay!
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