Sunday, February 11, 2007
but i don't want to see it at my windowsill:
"Windowsill" by the Arcade Fire: it's not without its missteps. I'd prefer they'd trust our intelligence to figure out that America is "my father's house," as blurting out the line "I don't wanna live in America no more" results in an awkward quasi-reveal of something that was pretty apparent. Worse yet, it loses the broader application of the jihadist not wanting to "fight in a holy war" anymore, giving up on an interesting symmetry. But that said: a haunting, dizzying statement of remorse.
--Spencer Ackerman