A Brief Thought On Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs Supplanting Eminem at Number One on the Billboard Album Charts

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08/11/2010 2:03 PM |

On September 24, 1991, an album called Nevermind by a band called Nirvana came out, went gold in a matter of weeks, bumped Michael Jackson off the number one spot on the Billboard album charts soon afterward, and prompted music journalist Gina Arnold to proclaim, “We won.” But who was “we”? And why were “we” so different from “them”?

-Michael Azerrad, opening lines of Our Band Could Be Your Life