Every Monday I shuffle my entire MP3 collection in iTunes and list the first ten songs that play. Here are the ten tunes I heard today with a personal story about one of them.
- Promised Land - Elvis Presley
- Sittin' On Top Of The World - Jack White
- Gouge Away - The Pixies
- Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Arcade Fire
- Not The Same - Bodyjar
- Minstrel of the Dawn - Gordon Lightfoot
- Neon Crossing - Our Lady Peace
- Everything I've Known - Korn
- Exit - U2
- Eternal Life - Jeff Buckley
The Arcade Fire are a Canadian success story, a Montreal band who recorded Funeral at the Hotel 2 Tango in their home town. It has always bothered me that a Canadian born and bred band would spell their "neighbourhood" trilogy n-e-i-g-h-b-o-r-h-o-o-d.
I realize we're talking about one lousy "u" here, but why Americanize the spelling of such words if you're a Canadian band? Were they afraid the American CD-buying public would be frightened by the funny spelling? I just wish it was "Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)", "Neighbourhood #2 (Laika)", "Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)" and "Neighbourhood #4 (7 Kettles)".
Even without the "u", It's a fantastic album. My favourite of 2005, I recall.