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Us Kids Know

August 11, 2007

I have a hard time describing why I like music– sometimes it’s a gut-level thing, and even googling lyrics doesn’t help me to say why I do or don’t like something.

But I love Arcade Fire, and am grateful to Schuyler, JR, Mark, and Mark for pushing me toward them. I’m not sure what it is about them exactly, but a few words might get me started:

theatrical
orchestral
rhythmic
choral

Plus, I find them masters of the album format– of having collections of songs that have movement and coherence and development. They’re so good at this that they overcome my bad habit of skipping forward to my favorite songs.

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3 Responses to “Us Kids Know”

  1. Mrs. says:

    plus they rip newspapers as a form of percussion…in the elevator no less!

  2. brett says:

    pretty much anything Kaya likes I’m gonna like, and she loves The Arcade Fire…she’s now two

  3. Ken Tennyson says:

    This goes against your album format statement, but is there a particular couple songs you recommend as an introduction?

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