3. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible I already reviewed this album on my blog earlier this year (see here). I'm disappointed they never came to Halifax to support the album.
The Arcade Fire had a tough act to follow after releasing their debut album Funeral in 2005. Funeral was about as good as it gets for a debut album by any band. Their sophomore release Neon Bible is no Funeral, but it is an outstanding album none the less. It is crystal clear that the band has seen more of the world and seen that there is a lot of corruption and darkness. On the TV, in the news, in the Church, everywhere you go. They explore these issues creatively with deep and mature lyrics, but thankfully they don't leave you feeling empty and hopeless.Favourites: Keep The Car Running, Intervention, Ocean Of Noise, Building Downtown
This was on of the most anticipated releases of the year, and it certainly has lived up to its expectations. A refreshing sound, something different than the crap you usually hear on the radio.
Keep The Car Running (live)