I received an email a long time back from photographer Gabriel Jones sharing his photographs taken for the cover of Arcade Fire’s recent album ‘The Suburbs‘. Why I never posted it, I honestly have no idea. My interest in the subject was renewed after purchasing the album the week before. last. I honestly cannot stop listening to it. It’s one of the best albums I have purchased all year and it works as an entire album which is a rare thing to find these days. The songs combine to tell a story, relay an emotion and there is an arc in the storytelling if you stick with the album. It’s their best album yet and I didn’t think they could outdo their first but ‘The Suburbs’ is fantastic in my opinion.

So with that in mind, you can check out Gabriel’s photography for the album and also the artwork produced for the album by Caroline Robert. And when you are done viewing the art that went into the album you should consider purchasing a copy as well. You won’t be disappointed.

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3 Responses to “Arcade Fire – Art”

  1. Matthew Pham Says:

    How do you compare it to Funeral? Although still a good album I was a little disappointed with Neon Bible after being blown away with their first record….

  2. Christopher Says:

    To be perfectly honest, I like the new album much better than either of the other 2. It took me a while to get into their first album but once I did, I realized they were a great band. Neon Bible didn’t do much for me. I thought there were some fantastic songs on the first album but didn’t really regard it as an entire album in terms of several songs working together to create an experience. This latest album is exactly that. All of the songs, the lyrics from start to finish work to build an experience that makes it almost impossible not to listen to the album in it’s entirety once you move from the first song into the second. I think that is a rare feat and something that a lot of artists in the 60s and 70s reached for but you almost never see it these days. The aim in modern music is always towards cashing in on the big single and this new album has some excellent singles but they all fit in with the entire album.

  3. Matthew Pham Says:

    Totaly agree with you Chris, complete albums are far and few between these days, and with the ability to purchase single songs off iTunes has made the concept of start to finish albums even more rare. I get what you mean about Funeral not being not quite there but the good tracks seem to hold the album together for me. I can’t wait to listen to the new album, you’ve hyped it up now so it better be good!

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