Pitchfork’s review of Neon Bible, the Arcade Fire’s second album, is worth a read.
It’s always difficult to stay in love with a band, especially one you like to think you knew about before the rest of the in-crowd.
I’m such a snob (though I’m working on it) that I instantly turn against anything or anyone who achieves mainstream appeal.
What does that say about me? Probably that I’m a bit of a twat.