Playlist: Universe/Tipping Top 10 – Arcade Fire

Posted: 05/11/2013 in Uncategorized


Sometimes, with all the hype surrounding a new album release, it’s easy to get caught up and forget just why you fell in love with a band in the first place. Arcade Fire are one of my favourite bands of all time – and it’s been a long-term relationship.

Funeral, my first love that I’ll never get over… Neon Bible, my controversial favourite that I’ll stand by through thick and thin… The Suburbs, which after a bad first impression became one of the biggest ‘growers’ of an album I’ve ever experienced… and of course EP, one of the main causes of my Arcade Fire addiction since I first listened to on my good friend Hugh‘s Creative Zen MP3 player many years ago.

In the run-up to the release of Reflektor – which, to be perfectly honest, I’m still warming to (minus the rip-roaring title track) – I found myself revisiting the treasures of the Arcade Fire back catalogue a lot. On a recent road-trip to Mayo, I delved into these treasures and set about deciding on a Top 10. It took me a while – but here it is…


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