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Top 50 Tracks of 2010: Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Tommie Sunshine Quaalude Edit)

December 18, 2010

15. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Tommie Sunshine’s Quaalude Edit).mp3

The Arcade Fire return with a new album, a new video experiment in Google mapping and an entire internet’s worth of remixes. None of them (not even the original) touch the heights of Tommie Sunshine’s airtight production, which wastes not a single beat, build or infectious synth line.

More than a bit like tying your heavy heart to a bouquet of helium balloons, despite the attached “Quaalude” descriptor. It’s grinning-like-an-e’d-up-idiot, straight-up dancin’ music.

To the Arcade!

Catch some rays!

The rest of the Top 50.