The Suburbs

Global Music IND
Release date
2 Aug 2010
Running length
16 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Suburbs 5:14 537,245
2 Ready to Start 4:18 521,517
3 Modern Man 4:40 425,612
4 Rococo 3:57 410,612
5 Empty Room 2:51 378,744
6 City With No Children 3:12 379,152
7 Half Light I 4:14 356,916
8 Half Light II (No Celebration) 4:25 342,006
9 Suburban War 4:40 357,814
10 Month of May 3:59 348,626
11 Wasted Hours 3:19 311,226
12 Deep Blue 4:27 330,737
13 We Used to Wait 5:01 401,842
14 Sprawl I (Flatland) 2:54 306,747
15 Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 5:17 386,828
16 The Suburbs (Continued) 1:26 308,411

About this album

The Suburbs is the third studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, released in August 2010. Coinciding with the announcement the band released a limited edition 12-inch single containing two tracks from the album, “The Suburbs” and “Month of May”. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Irish Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, and the Canadian Albums Chart. It won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards, Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards, and the 2011 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album. Two weeks after winning Grammy’s Album of the Year, the album jumped from No. 52 to No. 12 on the Billboard 200, the album’s highest ranking since August 2010. Arcade Fire released a deluxe edition CD/DVD of The Suburbs on June 27, 2011 (everywhere except the U.S. and Canada). The American and Canadian versions were released on August 2, 2011, to coincide with the original album’s anniversary.

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  • Funky-Shit-

    10/10 Masterpiece

    15 Dec 11:51pm Reply
  • CoraLyra

    Masterpiece indeed.

    28 Oct 12:13am Reply
  • Summer_Max

    Definitely I love this album, but I don't think this album is their best album.

    25 Oct 1:07pm Reply
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    23 Oct 7:01am Reply
  • nowherelplans

    I think if this were a 10-11 tracks records, would be their best work. too many fillers tracks.

    8 Oct 12:53pm Reply
  • kitsvne

    this album is so autumn that i can't stop listening to it every year in this period, it gives me an extraordinary melancholic blissful feeling and smell of a cold drizzle

    3 Oct 5:32pm Reply
  • WS9167

    Yeah, when I first found it I wasn't that grabbed by it. It must've been around when it came out, I think I got it by word of mouth exclusively. But it's grown on me, there's just something really good in it. yeah, not as good as Funeral, that's obvious. but I think I prefer it over Neon Bible by a slight bit. and probably over Reflektor, too.

    17 Sep 5:54pm Reply
  • Yurko

    I really like to listen to this album when Autumn just begins

    2 Sep 6:07pm Reply
  • DookieMestrebug

    Never got into this one. Funeral and Neon Bible are way better. Reflektor is also better than this.

    17 Aug 4:53am Reply
  • Gaffes

    To me The Suburbs is a mixture between Funeral and Neon Bible, it takes their pros creating what in my opinion is their best work.

    3 Aug 3:12pm Reply
  • mordwyr

    Musically they're great, but there's something unsettling about this band. I think it's their arrogance.

    3 Jul 6:02am Reply
  • LuizRigotto

    I love how this album has a very particular take on mixing alt-country/traditional folk music with rock and electronics, especially on tracks like "Wasted Hours", "The Suburbs" and "Suburban War". Arcade Fire was the first band to successfully pull it off since Wilco circa "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot". 10/10

    7 Jun 12:27am Reply
  • handcuter

    I tried few times to revisit this album in a hope I will come into it... It just doesn't work for me.

    14 Apr 10:40am Reply
  • samjklage

    best AF album hands down

    9 Apr 12:42am Reply
  • nxcturne

    We get it, jpzitoleopold. You don't like this album. Bye.

    1 Apr 2:10am Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    funeral is 10x better

    23 Mar 1:13am Reply
  • ImArcticmonkey

    Best album ! <3

    8 Mar 4:13pm Reply
  • Harry_the_Lime

    Their best album.

    5 Mar 4:28am Reply
  • isalovescott

    I wanna live in the suburbs. 3

    23 Feb 11:54pm Reply
  • oncedemayo

    I absolutely adore this album

    3 Feb 9:43pm Reply
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