At Mount Zoomer - Wolf Parade
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  • Summary: The Montreal quartet recorded its sophomore album at Arcade Fire's church studio.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. At Mount Zoomer will give you those same goosebumps you felt when you heard the band’s debut.
  2. At Mount Zoomer is a tremendous success.
  3. Upping the studio gloss, turning the amps up--way up--and reining in their more twee impulses, the Montreal bloggers' heroes unleash their inner beast, growing by taking a page out of their colleagues' playbooks.
  4. 80
    At Mount Zoomer will get hipsters dancing around once again, but I think the respect and hype is most definitely due to Wolf Parade this time.
  5. 70
    It's an irresisitible, exhilarating mix that sounds like no band but Wolf Parade.
  6. With a tidy nine tracks, At Mount Zoomer seems like it would be trimmed of any unnecessary filler, but somewhere in the second half things begin to wilt with only shades of interesting ideas.
  7. If you have an itch you can never scratch for whoopingly hollered songs about radio waves being "like snow", then Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner's band will be like a welcome ice cube on a mosquito bite. If you don't, they will become the mosquito.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Aug 28, 2012
    7
    7.5/10
    If you want to be overcome with a feeling of strangeness. This album may be for you. With high points in a few songs of the album, At
    Mount Zoomer provides great harmonies, hooks you never thought you would hear, however, it is covered up in the mud. At Mount Zoomer shoots a little bit above what Wolf Parade was ready for. I commend the band for the effort, and it shows through on tracks like the soldier's grin, language city, and an animal in your care. However the songs just don Expand

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