The Suburbs is a coming-of-age album with no inappropriate content just positive message. Wait till 13, and you'll get the most out of it, but if you're feeling sad and misunderstood, no matter what age, this is a go-to.
Here's my track by track:
5= the best
The Suburbs 5
A great opener with an incredibly catchy chorus!
Ready To Start 4.5
Another awesome single, with pop sensibility.
Modern Man 3
Not my favorite, but it's a nice mood piece.
Nice dynamics & lyrics, but a little repetitive.
Empty Room 5
Stunning orchestral transition dabbles in genres.
City of No Children 3.5
A cool rocker, though not quite as memorable as the others.
Half Light One 4
Lush and orchestral with long-awaited female singing.
Half Light Two 4.5
An album highlight, with a nice brooding mood.
Wasting Hours 3
It works well on the album, but on it's own it's pretty average.
Deep Blue 4
Reminiscent of "Ready To Start" the album begins to evolve.
We Used To Wait 5
A shining epic, that isn't afraid to be darker.
The Sprawl One 4.5
Yet again, a brilliant and concise mood piece.
The Sprawl Two 5
My favorite song, it sparkles with optimistic techno glory.
I'm not counting The Suburbs (Continued), as it's a reprise, but if I did it's a 5, because it closes the album well.
I gave it a 4, because Common Sense didn't have 4.5. And I only have given 4 albums a 5, so no albums earn 5. Not even this lush coming-of-age classic.