If you guys haven't heard the album then you haven't lived. Being an art director i've never been very good with words, so here's a snippet from Pitchfork:
'There's a tension between the uneasily resolving chords and lightfooted piano shuffle on the title track, as Butler sings in a restrained falsetto: "Sometimes I can't believe it/ I'm moving past the feeling." As The Suburbs plays out, that "feeling" is one that lived on Funeral and is dying here. The initial fantasy of Funeral was escaping the neighborhood, dancing beneath the police lights, and living on misbehavior. The Suburbs can be seen as the update decades later, with those same kids having kids of their own, and moving back to and struggling in the same neighborhoods.'I've been listening to it for a week now and i am OBSESSED. The album takes you through a journey and truly has made my drive to work and back so much more comfortable. Neon Bible was awesome but this seems so much more layered, deeper, more symphonic if there is such a thing?
I also stumbled upon an article on Rolling Stone which I found quite incredible:
"Butler also revealed that after the album's 16 songs were recorded and mixed, "We actually cut each song to a 12-inch [vinyl disk], then used that for the final digital master. For every song on the record, there is a 12-inch disk that we played back into the computer. It's like a photograph of the vinyl."I love the artwork, the design is incredible! They apparently do everything all themselves from artwork to recording to poster design. Recording companies have a very small hand in what they do, renegades in a modern world.
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Winner will be announced on the 3rd of Septemeber (that's next week friday kids).
Have a great friday!