Indie rock came a long way this year, huh? A band that we hardly knew three years ago started getting Grammy nominations and selling out Madison Square Garden. Thankfully, Arcade Fire didn't let mainstream looks make them lame, and they didn't start making bad music like so many much-hyped bands do. The seven-member outfit kept their cool and dropped an album with more than a few of their best songs ever. The Suburbs has 16 songs about #whitepeopleproblems and still manages to not be annoying. That's an achievement in itself.