From Mr Kash Burchett.

Sir, Thank you to Edward Luce for his insightful and revealing article on America’s “Great Inversion” (“Rebirth of the US city”, Life & Arts, June 8).

I couldn’t help but feel that his observations read like a direct and unequivocal answer to the ambiguity of Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, an album which its makers describe as “neither a love letter to, nor an indictment of, the suburbs”.

The unspoken listlessness which runs through the record is thrown into sharp relief by Mr Luce’s graphic description of the suburban decay – brilliant.

Kash Burchett, London E8, UK

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