Expo 86 - Wolf Parade
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  • Summary: With all but the vocals recorded live to tape, Wolf Parade's new release promises massive sound and heavy-hitting lyrics, which is what we've come to expect from this innovative indie-rock quartet.
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  1. It might be difficult to expect such restlessly creative musicmakers to sit still for long, but Expo 86 shows that Wolf Parade could be a place worth settling in for a while.
  2. The Montreal quartet is mostly successful in this balancing act, delivering a handful of thematically-obtuse pop missiles heavy on reverb and guitar, with trademark synths still lurking low in the mix.
  3. While this is definitely a darker album, the fuzzy synthesizers help to give the songs warmth, preventing the album from becoming suffocating.
  4. Expo 86 emphasizes the fact that novel beginnings are meant to prosper whilst winking at the past from time to time.
  5. Jan 14, 2011
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    For its third album, Expo 86, the band tempers the musical diversity of its predecessors and focuses more on standard rock fare.
  6. Ambition might sound like an odd thing to chide a band for, but if Wolf Parade had figured out when to push the hooks and when to pull back the excess, Expo 86 would have shone.
  7. For its third album, Expo 86, the band tempers the musical diversity of its predecessors and focuses more on standard rock fare.

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