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Arcade Who? A Playlist for the Uninitiated

Posted: 02/14/11 09:08 AM ET

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For years now, Arcade Fire has been transitioning from indie obscurity to mainstream popularity. While their first two albums were well-known among music aficionados, it has been the Montreal-based group's third effort, The Suburbs, that has proven to be their major breakthrough, topping several "best of" lists in 2010, while also marking their first record to hit #1 on the Billboard 200. That notoriety just took another big leap forward with their Sunday victory for Best Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards.

If you weren't completely sold on the near-seizure-inducing strobe light performance (or if Barbara Streisand was blocking your view for the encore), here is a playlist for one of the most unique and compelling bands of the past decade (and a group you must see in person for full effect):

1. Ready to Start (The Suburbs)

2. Wake Up (Funeral)

3. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) (Funeral)

4. Ocean of Noise (Neon Bible)

5. Modern Man (The Suburbs)

6. Windowsill (Neon Bible)

7. Rococo (The Suburbs)

8. Half Light I (The Suburbs)

9. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) (Funeral)

10. No Cars Go (Neon Bible)

11. Rebellion (Funeral)

12. My Body Is a Cage (Neon Bible)

13. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (The Suburbs)

 
 
 

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