Arcade Fire ‎– The Suburbs

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There are eight alternate covers that were issued for the CD version of the album.

"The Suburbs" won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards, Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards, and the 2011 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album.

Tracklist

The Suburbs 5:14
Ready To Start 4:15
Modern Man 4:39
Rococo 3:56
Empty Room 2:51
City With No Children 3:11
Half Light I 4:15
Half Light II (No Celebration) 4:25
Suburban War 4:45
Month Of May 3:50
Wasted Hours 3:20
Deep Blue 4:28
We Used To Wait 5:01
Sprawl I (Flatland) 2:54
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) 5:25
The Suburbs (Continued) 1:27

Versions (35)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2742629/A, 2742629 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) City Slang, City Slang 2742629/A, 2742629 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none Arcade Fire The Suburbs(16xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Universal Music International Division none Germany 2010
none Arcade Fire The Suburbs(16xFile, MP3, VBR) Mercury none Europe 2010
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(2xLP, Album, Gat) Merge Records MRG385 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385, none Arcade Fire The Suburbs(2xLP, Album, Gat) Merge Records, Sonovox Records MRG385, none US 2010 Sell This Version
2743427 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(2xLP, Album, Gat) City Slang 2743427 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
2743427 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(2xLP, Album, Gat) City Slang 2743427 UK & Ireland 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(2xLP, Album, Gat) Merge Records MRG385 US 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/B Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) City Slang 2742629/B Europe 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/E, 2742629 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) City Slang, City Slang 2742629/E, 2742629 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) Merge Records MRG385 US 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/F Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) City Slang 2742629/F UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
URA333 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) Sonovox Records URA333 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
60252742629 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) Universal Music Brasil 60252742629 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/C Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) City Slang 2742629/C UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
DM6640, 2742629 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) Universal Music Korea, City Slang DM6640, 2742629 South Korea 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/G Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) City Slang 2742629/G Europe 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/H Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) City Slang 2742629/H Europe 2010 Sell This Version
4605026706118 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) Universal Music Russia 4605026706118 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/A Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album) Universal Music Group 2742629/A Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/C Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album + 7", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Ltd) City Slang 2742629/C Europe 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Bei) Merge Records MRG385 US 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Blu) Merge Records MRG385 US 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/G Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Dig) Universal 2742629/G Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/G Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Gat) City Slang 2742629/G Europe 2010 Sell This Version
2742629/D Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Gat) City Slang 2742629/D UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Gre) Merge Records MRG385 US 2010 Sell This Version
UICR-1085 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Ltd) Universal Music UICR-1085 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Pin) Merge Records MRG385 US 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Red) Merge Records MRG385 US 2010 Sell This Version
Z89847 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label Z89847 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
MRG385 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album, Yel) Merge Records MRG385 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
MRG420 Arcade Fire The Suburbs | Scenes From The Suburbs(CD, Album + DVD-V) Merge Records MRG420 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Arcade Fire The Suburbs(18xFile, MP3, Album, Dlx, 320) Universal Music none Europe 2011
2770134 Arcade Fire The Suburbs(CD, Album + DVD-V) Universal 2770134 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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norexit

norexit

November 26, 2015
edited 10 months ago
referencing The Suburbs, 2xLP, Album, Gat, MRG385
I thought that this album sounded kind of flat, but then I compared it with a digital version, and the vinyl is actually better. Maybe it's just designed to sound better on headphones or something.
PBenderRecords

PBenderRecords

October 20, 2014
referencing The Suburbs, 2xLP, Album, Gat, MRG385, none

I was extremely surprised at how much I liked the vinyl over the cd. It is rare for my aged ears to hear a strong difference between formats, but this is one of the few were I felt it was a different record altogether. I owned the CD since it came out, but was disappointed at the monotonous chugging along sound that plodded through the whole piece. I found the LP at a used shop that didn't normally have vinyl and bought it to resell. After listening to it for grading purposes, I started noticing the unique aspects of each of the songs. It appears that they had an engineer who knew how to mix for vinyl. I have completely changed my thoughts on a disappointing album and would highly recommend a replay on a good LP setup.
preamplified

preamplified

November 23, 2013
referencing The Suburbs, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 2743427

Great album for sitting back and just relaxing. The pressing is very quiet and clear. One of my favorite records and very much worth having.
Gilmania

Gilmania

January 29, 2012
referencing The Suburbs, 2xLP, Album, Gat, MRG385, none

There are two versions right? Standard and 180 gram preorder? Is this listing supposed to be the non-preorder one?
this_is_a_document

this_is_a_document

November 5, 2011
referencing The Suburbs, 2xLP, Album, Gat, MRG385, none

It's so awesome that side 3 has runout grooves that play music! Is this the first of it's kind or are there others like this? I'd be interested to know.
Crijevo

Crijevo

November 14, 2010
referencing The Suburbs, CD, Album, Bei, MRG385
Up to this point, I haven't really payed much attention to Arcade Fire. Was it the lack of time, the fact there are so many (equally great if not greater) bands, etc. Maybe its the sleeve here that attracted me first, cannot tell. Well, for all of its sleepiness with occasional bursts of energy (and despite the universal acclaim votes that were there probably way before it was actually released), 'The Suburbs' is an altogether pretty enjoyable album - not the one that grabs you at the first listen (or a number of them that follow), but the beauty is it manages to depict the traces it presents in the very title.

Musically, it is a nicely orchestrated collection of songs lost in a number of styles (while the obvious one leans more towards Americana, a phantom presence of Shoegaze, New Wave and Lynch/Badalamenti melancholy is also evident) - adding nice twists to the playlist.