songbook: neighborhood #3 (power out)

In M|H’s weekend feature, songbook, I’ll be looking at some of my favorite songs. Some I haven’t listened to in years, some I keep in regular rotation, but all having in some way informed my life, my taste, and and how I view music.

Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

I was at a show last night at the Majestic and the between-bands music was Arcade Fire’s stunning debut, Funeral. Arcade Fire has consistently released great material, but there’s always something special about the first time you get to know a band. The first time I heard Funeral in its entirety was at a super-girly sleepover party comprising mostly music nerds. That night my friend Meara taught me two very important things: boxed red wine tastes better cold and Arcade Fire was something special. I love the whole album, but from the very first listen “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” has been my jam. When it came on last night I couldn’t contain myself, I was dancing despite everyone else standing still. Suckers. I could do an entire series on Arcade Fire songs I love (and maybe I will), but for today I invite you to find the light with Funeral and “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” all over again.

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