Music sounds better

‘The Suburbs’ marks return to normal for Arcade Fire

By Joe Skoog ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Canadian indie rock act Arcade Fire has been one of the most influential groups of the past decade and continues to inspire with their latest release “The Suburbs.”

Their debut album, “Funeral,” was widely regarded as one of the best albums of the last 10 years.

Their dedicated fan base and arena filling indie music has turned them into the poster children for the indie rock scene.

Their second album, “Neon Bible,” was not as well received as their first. The album was bogged down by overly dramatic arrangements and political messages ruined some potentially beautiful songs.

Kid Cudi revolutionizes hip-hop with new album

Ben Jackson ’11
THE ROUNDUP

When most people think about hip-hop think it is all about money, girls and cars, along with bass heavy beats and lyrics that are generally repetitive and offensive.

Kid Cudi has been revolutionizing the hip-hop scene with his lyrical genius and catchy beats.

His beats and style are close to that of B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco but Cudi has flow and lyrics similar to Eminem and Wale, which make him standout from other artists.