Apologies to the Queen Mary

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Montreal quartet Wolf Parade's full-length debut fully lives up to the potential bred by their early EPs and all those gushing blogs. They use Apologies to the Queen Mary producer Isaac Brock to their best advantage, acknowledging their debt to Modest Mouse but using his ear as a resource to tinge their endearingly brittle indie pop tunes accordingly. Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner both sing in that certain kind of wry yelp that seems so quirkily marketable in the mid-2000s -- see the Shins, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hot Hot Heat -- and it doesn't hurt that most of Wolf Parade's songs are pretty top, too. "Shine a Light" and "You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Montreal quartet Wolf Parade's full-length debut fully lives up to the potential bred by their early EPs and all those gushing blogs. They use Apologies to the Queen Mary producer Isaac Brock to their best advantage, acknowledging their debt to Modest Mouse but using his ear as a resource to tinge their endearingly brittle indie pop tunes accordingly. Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner both sing in that certain kind of wry yelp that seems so quirkily marketable in the mid-2000s -- see the Shins, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hot Hot Heat -- and it doesn't hurt that most of Wolf Parade's songs are pretty top, too. "Shine a Light" and "You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son" repeat from the self-titled EP, "Grounds and Divorce" bops along on cheery keyboard effects and an eight-note guitar solo, and Boeckner honks roughly over the modified new wave of "It's a Curse." Wolf Parade admit their love and theft of the past 30 years of rock music, from Bowie to Black Francis. They allow that, then purposely strip the songs of any slickness or accoutrements, so the keys and squiggly guitars and terrifically simple drums Arlen Thompson might play just a kick drum and one big snare teeter and balance together in a hectic and gloriously alive pop state. Have you heard Wolf Parade? They'll change your life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787065510
  • Catalog Number: 655
  • Sales rank: 74,133

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wolf Parade Primary Artist
Tim Kingsbury Guitar
Spencer Krug Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Arlen Thompson Drums, Group Member
Hadji Bakara Keyboards, electronics, Group Member
Dan Boeckner Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Isaac Brock Producer, Audio Production
Harris Newman Mastering
Wolf Parade Composer, Audio Production
Chris Chandler Engineer
Matt Moroz Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hmm... Claustrophobic!

    Wolf Parade is a brilliant band that hail from Montreal, Canada. Which means they are part of the Canadian scene that not so recently exploded with bands like the Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Stars, The New Pornographers (Not-so-New) and Destroyer. Wolf Parade make catchy music that combines keyboard(Spencer Krug)and guitar(Dan Broekner/Dante Decaro)with a thrashing drum(Arlen Thompson) that never quits. Don't forget Hadji though. Wolf Parade take regular melodic independent rock and make it the way they want it to be. Which ends up a fun mess that deals with melancholy and upbeat tunes. Spencer Krugs's devilish howl draws you to listen to "Fancy Claps" , "Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts" and "I Believe in Anything". Dan Broekner's demanding vocals seem like he may have one to many cigarettes but still it makes you gasp with spectacular ability. Wolf Parade's debut is a must for the everyday indie kid but for the casual listener you may be put off. Still it was one of the best of '05

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