'The Suburbs' Wins Album of the Year
Earlier this year I wrote a blog about Arcade Fire's new album 'The Suburbs.' Now the album has unexpectedly won Album of the Year at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The album delves into the social problems created by our built environment. Pitchfork describes 'The Suburbs' as an album about "familial responsibility, private disappointments, and fleeting youth, much of which takes place in moving vehicles." Later they go on to say that "the bulk of The Suburbs focuses on this quiet desperation borne of compounding the pain of wasting your time as an adult by romanticizing the wasted time of your youth."
'The Suburbs' is one of my most-played albums of 2010 and I would strongly recommend it to anyone, but especially those who grew up in sprawl.
I also recommend checking out the music video for the song 'The Suburbs' directed by Spike Jonze. It is a preview for a short by the same name being released later this year.
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