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''The Suburbs'' can be seen as the album that really broke Arcade Fire as a globally huge rock act. It debuted at the top of the charts in Canada, the US, the UK, and Ireland, and subsequently won the UsefulNotes/{{Grammy Award}} for ''Album of the Year'' in 2011.

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''The Suburbs'' can be seen as the album that really broke Arcade Fire ''Arcade Fire'' as a globally huge rock act. It debuted at the top of the charts in Canada, UsefulNotes/{{Canada}}, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, the US, the UK, [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom,]] and Ireland, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}, and subsequently won the UsefulNotes/{{Grammy Award}} UsefulNotes/GrammyAward for ''Album of the Year'' in 2011.
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# "Ready To to Start" - 4:15



# "City With No Children" - 3:11

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# "City With with No Children" - 3:11



# "Month Of May" - 3:50

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# "Month Of of May" - 3:50



# "We Used To Wait" - 5:01

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# "We Used To to Wait" - 5:01






!!Principal Members:

* Will Butler - synthesizer, piano, vocals, guitar, bass, organ
* Win Butler - lead vocals, guitar, piano
* Régine Chassagne - lead vocals, drums, piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, organ, keyboard strings
* Jeremy Gara - drums, percussion, piano, synthesizer
* Tim Kingsbury - bass, guitar, vocals, percussion
* Sarah Neufeld - violin, vocals
* Richard Reed Parry - guitar, vocals, double bass, piano, harpsichord, percussion

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!!Principal
!! Principal
Members:

* Will Butler - synthesizer, Synthesizer, piano, vocals, guitar, bass, organ
* Win Butler - lead Lead vocals, guitar, piano
* Régine Regine Chassagne - lead Lead vocals, drums, piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, organ, keyboard strings
* Jeremy Gara - drums, Drums, percussion, piano, synthesizer
* Tim Kingsbury - bass, Bass, guitar, vocals, percussion
* Sarah Neufeld - violin, Violin, vocals
* Richard Reed Parry - guitar, Guitar, vocals, double bass, piano, harpsichord, percussion
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!!If tropes were yours, but they're not:

* AlbumTitleDrop: "The Suburbs".

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!!If
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tropes were yours, but they're not:

* AlbumTitleDrop: "The Suburbs".Suburbs."





'''''The Suburbs''''' is the third studio album by Music/ArcadeFire, released in 2010. A ConceptAlbum, leader Win Butler wrote the bulk of the lyrics inspired by memories of growing up in The Woodlands, which is, yes, a suburb of Houston, Texas.

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'''''The Suburbs''''' ''The Suburbs'' is the third studio album by Music/ArcadeFire, released in 2010. A ConceptAlbum, leader Win Butler wrote the bulk of the lyrics inspired by memories of growing up in The Woodlands, which is, yes, a suburb of Houston, Texas.


''The Suburbs'' can be seen as the album that really broke Arcade Fire as a globally huge rock act. It debuted at the top of the charts in Canada, the US, the UK, and Ireland, and subsequently won Best Album at the {{Grammy Award}}s.

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''The Suburbs'' can be seen as the album that really broke Arcade Fire as a globally huge rock act. It debuted at the top of the charts in Canada, the US, the UK, and Ireland, and subsequently won Best Album at the {{Grammy Award}}s.
UsefulNotes/{{Grammy Award}} for ''Album of the Year'' in 2011.

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[[caption-width-right:350:And just when I knew what I wanted to say/A violent wind blew the wires away.]]

'''''The Suburbs''''' is the third studio album by Music/ArcadeFire, released in 2010. A ConceptAlbum, leader Win Butler wrote the bulk of the lyrics inspired by memories of growing up in The Woodlands, which is, yes, a suburb of Houston, Texas.

''The Suburbs'' can be seen as the album that really broke Arcade Fire as a globally huge rock act. It debuted at the top of the charts in Canada, the US, the UK, and Ireland, and subsequently won Best Album at the {{Grammy Award}}s.

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!! Tracklist:

# "The Suburbs" - 5:15
# "Ready To Start" - 4:15
# "Modern Man" - 4:39
# "Rococo" - 3:56
# "Empty Room" - 2:51
# "City With No Children" - 3:11
# "Half Light I" - 4:13
# "Half Light II (No Celebration)" - 4:25
# "Suburban War" - 4:45
# "Month Of May" - 3:50
# "Wasted Hours" - 3:20
# "Deep Blue" - 4:28
# "We Used To Wait" - 5:01
# "Sprawl I (Flatland)" - 2:54
# "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" - 5:25
# "The Suburbs (Continued)" - 1:27

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!!Principal Members:

* Will Butler - synthesizer, piano, vocals, guitar, bass, organ
* Win Butler - lead vocals, guitar, piano
* Régine Chassagne - lead vocals, drums, piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, organ, keyboard strings
* Jeremy Gara - drums, percussion, piano, synthesizer
* Tim Kingsbury - bass, guitar, vocals, percussion
* Sarah Neufeld - violin, vocals
* Richard Reed Parry - guitar, vocals, double bass, piano, harpsichord, percussion

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!!If tropes were yours, but they're not:

* AlbumTitleDrop: "The Suburbs".
--> ''In the suburbs I, I learned to drive''
--> ''And you told me we'd never survive''
--> ''Grab your mother's keus we're leavin' ''
* AlliterativeTitle: "'''M'''onth of '''M'''ay", "'''M'''odern '''M'''an".
* BreakUpSong: "Empty Room"
--> ''Said your name, in an empty room''
--> ''Said your name, in an empty room''
--> ''Something I would never do''
--> ''I'm alone again''
* {{Claustrophobia}}: “City With No Children” has a verse that could make a claustrophobe break out in hives:
-->''I dreamed I drove to Houston on a highway that was underground''\\
''There was no light that we could see as we listened to the sound''\\
''Of the engines failing.''
* ConceptAlbum: Not a linear story, but serves as “a letter from the suburbs” as Butler put it.
* DarkReprise: The title track sounds at least tentatively hopeful when played at the top of the album. The abbreviated version at the end sounds tired and defeated.
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: “Ready To Start” was promoted with a black and white performance video.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: From “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)”:
--> ''These days my life I feel it has no purpose''\\
''But late at night the feelings swim to the surface''.
* EmoTeen: From “Month Of May":
-->''So young''\\
''So young''\\
''So much pain for someone so young''\\
''I know it’s heavy, I know it ain’t light''\\
''But how are you gonna lift it with your arms folded tight''.
* GratuitousFrench: “Empty Room”
--> ''Toute ma vie, est avec toi''
--> ''Toute ma vie, est avec toi''
--> ''Moi, j' attends, toi tu pars''
* {{Hipster}}: On “Rococo”, the band – who have kind of a hipster background themselves – take on hipster audiences who abandoned them for being too mainstream.
* NostalgiaFilter: "The Suburbs"
--> ''And all of the walls that they built in the seventies finally fall''
--> ''And all of the houses they built in the seventies finally fall''
--> ''Meant nothing' at all, meant nothing' at all, It meant nothing''
* OneManSong: "Modern Man".
* OneWordTitle: "Rococo"
* ShoutOut: The first line of “Ready To Start”, “If the business men drink my blood…” is lyrically very close to Music/BobDylan's “All Along The Watchtower”.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone[=/=]VocalTagTeam: To date this is the Arcade Fire album where Regine Chassagne takes the most lead vocals, as distinguished from backing and harmony vocals.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: InUniverse the subject of “We Used To Wait”, which isn’t wholly positive on things like texting taking over from letter writing.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: "The Suburbs"
--> ''But by the time the first bombs fell''
--> ''We were already bored''
* YouAreNumberSix: “Modern Man” draws a connection between taking a number and being reduced to a number.

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