Arcade Fire - Funeral
Arcade Fire got huge. But really, they're just the best example of a band hipsters love to have loved first. That started with Funeral; an album so inventive, catchy, and anthemic that it had to catch on eventually. However, it's also a remarkably urgent album, almost desperate in how much it wants to express and forceful in the emotions it wants you to feel. Every indie listener worth their salt remembers the first time they heard "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)," still joins in on the call and response to "Rebellion (Lies)," and can't help but smile when they hear "Wake Up." An obnoxious hipster might scoff and say something about not listening to Arcade Fire for fear of liking the indie band that made it big. They're lying.