Over the past year, I’ve been lucky enough to sneak out and see some really incredible shows. While it may have cut into my “album-buying” budget, all of the concerts impressed me in one way or another…or in some cases…absolutely floored me. So what concerts were good, great, jaw-dropping? What concerts should you put on your list to check out in 2012? Let’s find out…
Well, I’ve been to a few shows over the past months, and I haven’t written about any of them. It’s time to catch everyone up. Now some of these shows happened 3 months ago, so my memory is a little faded…but hell, let’s make some rash judgements anyways.
I’m a sucker for a crescendo…I really am. There is something about when a song builds up to a point where you think the instruments will burst into flames…and then they do…sorta…metaphorically. If done properly, in my opinion, the song will drive you up a long road and then jump off a cliff. It’s the Evel Knievel of song construction…only you hope he lands on the other side, otherwise it can be a complete disaster. Fire, flames, women screaming, children crying…you get the picture. I think the most perfect example of a rock crescendo is Weezer’s “Only in Dreams” off of their Blue Album, but we’ll get to that later.
On to Arcade Fire.