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The Suburbs, Arcade Fire's follow-up to the Canadian band's Neon Bible in 2007 (and the band's ridiculously acclaimed 2005 debut, Funeral), is released today. Today! Finally! Today! Ah! Today!
If you're broke, lazy, skeptical, or some combination of the above, you can stream it on NPR before you download that sucker on iTunes. Check it out.
The BBC famously claimed
that it might be better than Radiohead's 1997 opus, OK Computer
. (Damn, son. That's one heavy comparison, any way you slice it.)
What do you think?