I honestly can’t believe that Funeral is 10 years old today. I know that album like it’s the back of my hand.
In the summer of 2004, I was 14 years old. I downloaded Power Out over my crappy AOL dial-up internet and waited impatiently for Funeral to finally come out. I listened to it on a discman in the school cafeteria!
In the summer of 2014, I am 24 years old and I still listen to Funeral regularly. Though admittedly, it tends to be on my iPod or computer these days.
I’ve seen Arcade Fire live 3 times (including less than a month ago!), and I cried tears of joy the first time I heard songs from Funeral live. I’ve listened to the album in multiple countries and continents. I’ve had bar discussions with strangers about Arcade Fire. I’ve sang Tunnels loudly in dorm rooms while friends drunkenly played the ukulele along with me. I’ve driven down highways in snowstorms at 3 AM while singing In The Backseat. I sat in my bedroom in high school and played the album over and over again. So many little moments in my life are just set to those songs.