It’s been a solid week now since I got my hands on Arcade Fire’s 2nd album and highly anticipated release “Neon Bible”. Sure, we all thought “Funeral” was about as close to perfection as an indie band could come. It was a masterpiece of brooding-thumping-melancholy floating on images of loss and regret like the ghost of your insane great uncle. “Neon Bible” is better. That’s right…you heard me….”Neon Bible” is better, darker, more mysterious, more dangerous.
Understand this, The Figurehead believes that Jesus Christ died for my sins. My family is Christ centered. Now, with that said, since adolescence I’ve always kept my distance from “religion”. While in certain places and circumstances organized religion is sincere and meaningful, there are other places and circumstances in which it is not. It’s the distance seperating those that keeps me at arms length and those who need God’s peace from seeking it. When non believers look at our lives do they see our God or our religion? “Neon Bible” explores these ideas and delivers a slap in the face for those who need it. I love wake up calls for those who are sleep walking through their belief systems.
If you don’t have this album get it today!