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I should do a Citymusic post about Arcade Fire’s new album entitled “The Suburbs” like everyone else.   The Montreal-based indie band has some great tunes.  But it is not primarily about cities, but about growing up and remembering childhood in the suburbs where most North Americans were raised.

So instead I will leave you with a track from Sharlok Poems off a 2006 mix tape “Heavy Rotation” — City Music

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Occasionally Build the City will showcase songs that showcase cities or reflect that energy and creativity that great cities possess.  And since I’m a fan, hip hop will be well represented.

Our first selection is by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys.  “These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you.”

Empire State of Mind

FYI the track does include a factual error about Jesus.

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