Song Of The Week #32

“Come on Alex, you can do it! Come on Alex, there’s nothin’ to it!”

Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)


Arcade Fire. Many would argue this band is perversely overrated, others that they are far too underrated. I tend to be neutral – there is only one rule to my music taste: If I like it, then I goddamn like it and don’t give a crap if anyone thinks they’re overrated or not. ‘Nuff said.

Arcade Fire is a canadian 7-piece indie rock band consisting of members Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury, Jeremy Gara, and Sarah Neufeld. According to the Rolling Stone, “Arcade Fire is led by the husband-wife team of Win Butler  and Régine Chassagne. They met in 2003, when Chassagne was singing at an art exhibit, and it wasn’t long before they knew they wanted to make music together. Other participants fell into their orbit and Arcade Fire was born.”

After releasing their debut Funerals in 2004, which received a widely positive range of criticism, Arcade Fire went on to create two more, with their last – The Suburbs – eventually garnering them the Album Of The Year for the 2011 Grammys.

Another reason I absolutely love this tune is because it’s dedicated to Christopher Mccandless. Thanks for the inspiration, Alexander Supertramp!

The Neighborhood #2 (Laika) is from the band’s debut album Funerals, and is it’s second single.

Listen here.


 – Jonathan

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4 thoughts on “Song Of The Week #32

  1. bherstig says:

    Love Arcade Fire. Good song.

  2. The whole album is great, although my favourite will always be Tunnels. I saw them perform much of this album live, one of the first concerts I went to, but 6 years and many concerts later I can still say it was one of the best, most fun performances I’ve seen.

    Having read only two of your posts, I can already say I’m really happy you commented on my post and lead me to find your blog btw! 😉

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