You know how there’s certain songs and you know they’re amazing, but you’ve heard them so many times that you don’t really need to hear them anymore?
Stuff like Mr. Tambourine Man, Everybody Hurts, Bittersweet Symphony, Paranoid etc. etc.
Funeral is the only album I can think of where EVERY song is one of those songs. It’s probably their best album, and it’s definitely one of the best albums of this millennium, but it also happens to be my least-listened-to Arcade Fire album.
The Suburbs and, especially, Reflektor I still find challenging and rewarding. They get more listens and, as a result, I think I like them more, because it still feels like there’s so much to discover.
And that’s why I’m looking forward to this album! Because I know it’ll be another challenge and I’m confident that the rewards will be there if I look for them.