I am completely undecided on this song, yet everyone else seems to love it unreservedly. On the one hand, the lyrics are fantastic, and I always like Regine’s contributions. On the other, the synth backing seems incredibly contrived, like the band haven’t used it with any other thought than ‘this will really get people talking’ (and, all credit to them, it has). I’m just not sure I can take it completely seriously. Thoughts?

Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (YSI)