Wolf Parade
Apologies to the Queen Mary


4.0
excellent

Review

by USER (1 Reviews)
October 18th, 2005 | 33 replies | 2,944 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


0 of 5 thought this review was well written

Wolf Parade is the band that if able to stay afloat amongst the flood of hype that surrounded their debut Apologies to the Queen Mary should standout as a classic indie fave. The Montréal four-piece have been giving one of the greatest helping hands a band could hope for while touring with their good buddies The Arcade Fire. Although similarities are shared amongst the two with an assortment of unconventional instruments and the ambitious song craft, Wolf Parade are in their own rights an individual indie rock outfit. Also the comparisons to Modest Mouse are there but in no way a detriment, with Isaac Brock recording much of the record.

Short Review:
If you consider yourself a fan of the aforementioned bands, simply want a good place to start getting into indie music or simply like amazing new music then you should immediately buy/download Apologies to the Queen Mary.


Long(er) Review:
The opening track ‘You are a Runner and I am my Fathers Son’ is somewhat timid and ineffectual but the catchy drum beat lends the song some merit as an opener. ‘Grounds for Divorce’ is a crushing tale of the demise of a relationship and has such imaginative lines as “Found eighteen reasons I can't pick up on the phone/ Said look at the clouds/ It's a show all on its own/ Such were the grounds for divorce I know". ‘Fancy Claps’ follows which is the first song where noticeable Modest Mouse influence is visible (or listenable (?)). A dark and sorrow filled ‘Same Ghost Every Night’ which pushes the 6-minute barrier continues the long list of awesome tracks from an awesome record. The la la la la backing vocals to ‘Dear sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts’ are a little annoying and don’t serve much purpose so for me this is the one disappointing track on the record. ‘I’ll believe in Anything’ also highlights the influences from their Modest Mouse producer with the lyrics somewhat comparable to the track ‘third planet’ on the Modest Mouse The Moon and the Antarctica record. Ultimately Wolf Parade is an awesome band and I highly recommend them to everyone (even your mum) and am hoping they head down under.

Love Jellybones


user ratings (373)
Chart.
4.1
excellent
other reviews of this album
robin EMERITUS (5)
I got water and I got holes, so...

verytallperson (4.5)
Wolf Parade bring punk to the indie scene. Results? Indie as never been so visceral....

sutinblev (5)
An extremely well-made album with a sense of current not seen in many places. Definately an album fo...

related reviews

At Mount Zoomer

Expo 86

Comments:Add a Comment 
Hand
October 20th 2005



2 Comments


This review totally sucks. im writting a proper one


Wanker
January 20th 2006



139 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, it does. And Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts is awesome...
..ya bastard.

Sepstrup
January 21st 2006



1563 Comments


I don't think it's that bad. It's too short, but it has its moments. I don't like the short review/longer review layout, though. You could put the recommendation in the conclusion ("Check out this band if you like indie music like Modest Mouse" or something like that")
Wolf Parade have been recommended to me before... I guess I'll start here, when I get a chance to listen to this album.

Digging: How to Dress Well - What Is This Heart?

The Jungler
March 8th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You are a Runner and I'll Believe Anything are Highlights. I cant wait to see this band!

As for the reveiw nothing can be said that wasn't already. Better luck next time.This Message Edited On 03.08.06

Jawaharal
March 8th 2006



1832 Comments


Its a Cure ftw

DFelon204409
Emeritus
March 8th 2006



3995 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I can't stand all of these Montreal bands. Incredibly overrated, especially by sites like pitchforkmedia.com. I really hope this site doesn't turn into that.

pulseczar
March 8th 2006



2385 Comments


There's only two critically acclaimed Montreal bands.

morrissey
Moderator
March 8th 2006



1688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The Dears are the best Montreal band.

pulseczar
March 8th 2006



2385 Comments


Woops, I forgot them. But they're not as hyped or known outside of Kanata as Wolf Parade or Arcade Fire. They sound a lot like the Smiths, I think.

morrissey
Moderator
March 8th 2006



1688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah that's why I like them (sounding like the Smiths on some levels). But they definitely aren't as hyped, that's for sure. I like it more that way, truth be told.

The Dears aren't amazing or anything but they've put out two solid records.

As for this album, I've barely listened to it since I first got it. Pretty average and derivative. I'm interested to hear how they start to move into their own sound on coming albums.

DFelon204409
Emeritus
March 8th 2006



3995 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Galapagos, that isn't true. There's a whole scene there and a lot of those bands get BS praise not in major magazines etc.

Zesty Mordant
March 8th 2006



1196 Comments


[QUOTE=Moss] The Dears aren't amazing or anything but they've put out two solid records [/QUOTE]

The Dears are sweet mainly because it's a big black dude singing like a scrawny depressed british cracka

morrissey
Moderator
March 8th 2006



1688 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You have to admit it is pretty awesome, a big french black guy whose biggest influences are Morrissey, Elton John and Serge Gainsbourg. If nothing else, at least he's not predictable.This Message Edited On 03.08.06

Modest Mouse
March 26th 2006



36 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I LOVE THIS CD BUY IT NOW

joeysolo
March 26th 2006



6 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

going with what sam said BUY THIS CD!! it is gold baby. GOLD!!!!

The Jungler
March 26th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

...
The top one seemed a little biased and the bottom one speaks for it's self: "it is gold baby. GOLD!!!!"
I don't know about that, but it's pretty damn good.
"There's only two critically acclaimed Montreal bands."
What about Of Montreal? I'm only sorta guessing on what city they're from.

pulseczar
March 26th 2006



2385 Comments


Of Montreal are from Georgia

The Jungler
March 26th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

damn falty advertising.

joeysolo
March 26th 2006



6 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

all you guys saying that this band sucks... chances are you all suck and cant appreciate music get over his voice and listen to the music>!!

The Jungler
March 26th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Who said his voice was bad?



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy