Clocking up over 11 million scrobbles, Arcade Fire returned bigger than ever in 2010 with their third album, The Suburbs. The Montreal band's number three position (and number one in Canada) is especially impressive given that the record was only released in August, meaning dedicated listeners have been scrobbling on repeat since then. The stats reveal that listening figures are in the same order as the tracklisting, suggesting that you opted to hear the record from start to finish almost every time.
Critics gushed over the band's seamless integration of a wide range of influences, from the synth-pop of 'Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)' to the propulsive 'Empty Room'. The title track, an understated folky cut, soared straight to the top of the band's chart with over 1.1 million scrobbles, but the album's success was a team effort, with many of the tracks picking up similarly high numbers.
Interestingly, The Suburbs attracted a modest number of listeners in proportion to its scrobbles, with that title track averaging about seven scrobbles per head in the space of a few months.
Artist listening trend For the year (Oct ’09 — ’10)
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There were 11,122,675 Arcade Fire tracks scrobbled this year.
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20,568 people on Last.fm saw Arcade Fire in 2010, at 62 gigs, in 14 countries
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