Tuesday 3 April 2007

Rock music still exciting shock horror

I must be the last person in the world to attach myself to this particular bandwagon but everything they say about The Arcade Fire is true. I've only just discovered them, courtesy of YouTube and (this will really show my age) it reminded me of hearing Joy Division, or Television, or even The Velvet Underground, for the first time. Having long ago deserted rock for jazz and world music, I'd forgotten that new music could be so thrilling, powerful and transfigurative (gasp!). If you're not yet a convert, watch the videos here and here.