The Top 25 Music Moments of 2010
The Top 25 Music Moments of 2010

Independence Day

2. Arcade Fire, "The Suburbs"

Three years after defiantly pumping their fists against "adult" establishments on "Neon Bible," Montreal indie rockers Arcade Fire discovered middle-class dissatisfaction on "The Suburbs," their sprawling third album. The shift in perspective paid off musically -- "Ready To Start" and "We Used to Wait" are some of the group's most immediate tracks -- as well as commercially, with the album hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and receiving a Grammy nod for album of the year.