The Salt Lake Tribune’s preeminent music writer made the trip to Orem for Monday’s Arcade Fire concert, and had this to say about the performance: “Best of all is the reason why the show was ultimately a success. The band’s most recent album, “The Suburbs,” was one of the best albums of 2010, and its previous albums “Neon Bible” and “Funeral” were dark but never dreary, and always provocative. The band’s set list Monday was song-for-song, one of the strongest series of songs I’ve heard in a long time, with a complex blend of violas, violins, accordions, acoustic and electric guitars, percussionists and drummers, as well as the most tambourines I’ve ever seen on one stage. Despite the multitude of instruments, the songs are so carefully crafted that the sensitive and perceptive lyrics are only one part of a captivating experience. These are songs that serve as both entertainment and art, and these songs make you reflect on your own life and the constaints of urban suburbia wherever you call home.”   Read his full review here.

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