If anyone ever doubts the brilliance of Arcade Fire, play them ‘Wake Up’ and stand back to watch their opinion change. Building masterfully with biting guitars and swooping violins its crescendo releases emotions you didn’t even know you had. Not only showcasing just how powerful and glorious the Montreal-based septet (yep, 7!) can be, ‘Wake Up’ is just one of many reasons why Arcade Fire’s headline slot at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals is not to be missed.
Song For The Weekend: Arcade Fire – Wake Up30 04 2010