i have to write something about arcade fire. i thought i liked them before, but after spending the past couple months listening pretty much non-stop to their first two albums in addition to the much-beloved the suburbs, my devotion is complete. every song is so beautifully melodic, so rapturous. the only word i can really use to describe their music is epic--it feels like every song is building me up to some important realization about my life.
the musicality! organ, horns, full strings, accordion, haunting harmonies floating in from the underworld or the heavens, depending on the song.
so, here's a playlist. i give you arcade fire.