Editors’ Notes “Our heads are just houses, without enough windows,” trills Régine Chassagne aboard the grand, orchestral sweep of “Half Light I.” It’s a line that typifies the poetic cynicism—and evocative suburban imagery—of Arcade Fire’s expansive third record. Dripping conflicted nostalgia (“Rococo”), adventurous thematic echoes (“The Suburbs” and “Suburban War”), and throbbing, piano-driven grandeur (“We Used To Wait”), The Suburbs both despairs and idealizes, cultivating a masterpiece from disenchantment with the information age.

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The Suburbs
1
5:15
 
Ready to Start
2
4:15
 
Modern Man
3
4:39
 
Rococo
4
3:56
 
Empty Room
5
2:51
 
City With No Children
6
3:11
 
Half Light I
7
4:13
 
Half Light II (No Celebration)
8
4:27
 
Suburban War
9
4:45
 
Month of May
10
3:50
 
Wasted Hours
11
3:20
 
Deep Blue
12
4:28
 
We Used to Wait
13
5:01
 
Sprawl I (Flatland)
14
2:54
 
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
15
5:25
 
The Suburbs (Continued)
16
1:27
 

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