“Rococo” – Arcade Fire
The release of The Suburbs through Merge Records came and went, and just as I often like to do, I listened and soaked it up right when it came out, then read the incredibly positive reviews, and then let it sit for a few days. Let a tiny bit of dust gather. In fact, let’s not even call it dust, because it wasn’t more than two or three days when Canada’s spectacular rock band was looking at me through the other side of the computer screen whispering, “Here, Lydia. It’s okay! We know you want to.” And want to, I did. So I let myself. I listened and relistened. And it only got better each time.
So now, a couple weeks later, I’m still listening, and I’m finding it to be the perfect time to share one of my favorite songs from the album with all of you. The music is magical, and the melody and harmonizing might just be the descendants of peanut butter and jelly-they are, quite simply, perfect with each other. Play this once, and I dare you not to play it again. If it doesn’t come calling your name in a few days, either get your ears checked, or leave a comment and let me know what you think is wrong. I have yet to find anything, but am open to hearing your opinions.
They seem wild but they are so tame…