Top 50 Tracks of 2010: Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Tommie Sunshine Quaalude Edit)December 18, 2010
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.