Monday, August 02, 2010

The 11 Best Songs By Arcade Fire

Less is more. It's my creedo. On my computer monitor I have it printed on a post-it. With everything I write I try to say as much as I can in as little words as possible. It's not easy. I feel the same way about music. Albums don't need to be 16 albums long. Just because CDs can hold more...doesn't mean they should. 10-12 songs should still be the bench mark for all albums. Keep it simple. Less is more. I've had the priviledge of listening to the Arcade Fire album this past week. And it's's a bit too long. They could have trimmed it to 10 songs: 1,2 & 9-16 and it would be the album of the year. It would have been better than Funeral. It's still pretty awesome at times...and sometimes...I'm just hoping it would hurry up and get to the good stuff. Maybe I'm wrong...maybe it will grow on me.

Right now & for a limited time...we're selling the album for $3.99. That's less than $4. That's less than lunch. That's less than a gallon of gas. In the time it took you to read could have gone out and worked and earned enough money to buy the album...that's how great of a deal this is.

Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Arcade Fire:

1.  Wake Up (Funeral)
2.  Intervention (Neon Bible)
3.  Crown Of Love (Funeral)
4.  Neighborhood #3 (Funeral)
5.  Antichrist Television Blues (Neon Bible)
6.  Keep The Car Running (Neon Bible)
7.  Rebellion Lies (Funeral)
8.  Headlights Look Like Diamonds (The Arcade Fire EP)
9.  No Cars Go (Neon Bible)
10.  Lenin (Dark Was The Night)
11.  Old Flame (The Arcade Fire EP)

Buy The Arcade Fire's new album  (The Suburbs) for only....$3.99!!!!


mgood27 said...

I agree it could be shorter and 2 is not my favorite either. But you said 9-16 should go, and in my opinion track 16, Sprawl II (Mountains beyond Mountains) is one of the best songs on the album. With that aside I love your blog and you have impeccable taste in music.

Kelly said...

I think they meant keep those songs. Although if that's the case then come on; Modern Man, Empty Room, Half Lights! Oh I don't know I could never choose 6 songs to cut from Suburbs! Great post though, I like how you included older and lesser known songs too.

Unknown said...

It's funny because the suburbs did win album of the year:)