Friday, July 22, 2011

Wayback Playback

Win Butler for the Win

One of the greatest Arcade Fire songs of all time; so great that it's been covered by Peter Gabriel, as well as other up-and-coming artists who probably aspire to write such a gem someday. An instant classic in my mind from the first time I heard it, I really feel that from 3:30 onwards is also such an unbelievable twist in the song, even though it's a near-complete change-up. When he starts pleading "Set my spirit free, set my body free" over the booming organs and percussion, the song takes this haunting and gorgeous triumphant turn. SUCH fabulous musicians. Take a listen,and of course listen to all of their previous discography, in case you only discovered this band in their Suburbs days. Happy Friday!

My Body Is A Cage - Arcade Fire

*Image courtesy of Chicago Sun Times

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