Parc Avenue - Plants and Animals
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  • Summary: The debut album for the Montreal, Quebec-based indie rock trio.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Parc Avenue was carefully constructed to open your eyes to the subtle beauty of everyday life and it suceeds effortlessly. [Spring 2008, p.84]
  2. The lyrics are blunt and relatable, and their song construction is arguably on par with some of the greatest names rock music has ever known
  3. Plants and Animals may not be the first band to put Montreal on the musical map, but, with this album's there's-no-place-like-home vibe, they are certainly the first to celebrate it so warmly
  4. In the end, Parc Avenue finds a band creating some amazing music, but still putting out some feelers along the way.
  5. The record has a sizeable amount of drama or gravitas as well.
  6. 70
    Though Parc Avenue is undeniably epic, Plants And Animals take a casual approach to their sound, stuffing the songs with structural shifts rather than browbeating us with grandiose statements.
  7. It is their failure to do little beyond noodle energetically and evoke the work of others that dooms Parc Avenue to mediocrity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5