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  • Summary: The Montreal band's Sub Pop debut was co-produced by Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock.
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
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  1. They’ve cleaned up their grungy guitar lines (thank you Sub Pop), reworked a few of the best songs from their early EPs, and the result is undoubtedly the best contender for the Arcade Fire/Broken Social Scene-helm of 2005.
  2. What really distinguishes Apologies to the Queen Mary from just another ambitious rock album though, is the dynamic and accessible songwriting -- and the voices that propel those songs from the streets to the stratosphere.
  3. A fine, quirky entrance that hints at a band poised for bigger things down the road.
  4. All at once tragic, gorgeous and ugly in just the right ways. [Nov 2005, p.212]
  5. They take their rough charm and run with it, continuing the giddy momentum they hinted at on [their self-titled] EP.
  6. Apologies to the Queen Mary gets by more on energy than chops.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 98
  2. Negative: 3 out of 98
  1. Jan 30, 2011
    10
    Based on the quality and originality of the songwriting and the musci itself, Wolf Parade should be known by more people. Arcade Fire were the first indie band I listened to, and so I will always love them, but Wolf Parade are not afraid to go beyond the norm. "Shine a Light" is possibly me favourite song on my mp3 player Collapse
  2. Dec 17, 2012
    8
    Took me a long time to delve into what Wolf Parade were all about. Apologies To The Queen Mary is an impressive debut. They make indie rock intricate and awesome again. No one track sound the same. First five tracks are brilliant, and the rest are great. All In All, dan Boeckner is a fantastic musician and a wonderful lyricist, and Wolf Parade are a great indie band, and so is this LP. B+ Expand

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