Parc Avenue

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17

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  1. KurtC.
    Apr 19, 2008
    These guys are ambitious. Three friends from high-school and college started up the folk-prog/post-classic-rock Plants and Animals (PA) up on Canada
  2. DNile
    Apr 16, 2008
    This is a decent album spanning a mix of genres. You'll find rock, folk, country, and blues with a splash of psychedelia, all making this a worthwhile debut Indie album. The first half seems to "stick" better than the second which tends to blend/get-lost more into the background. Overall, it's not too bad and I'm glad I purchased it.
  3. rubs.
    Apr 16, 2008
    Superb album. it grows and grows on you with every listen. thoroughly enjoy this band!
  4. lalos.
    Apr 19, 2008
    With all due respect The reviewer for Slant Magazine might want to want to give this album a second listen after he's pulled his head out of his ass.
  5. KellyC.
    May 28, 2008
    Can't stop listening to this one. This one is definitely staying on my top ten list for this year.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Parc Avenue often strays too far into excess and departure for departure’s sake to enjoy the brand of a songwriter’s tour-de-force.... But as a fully realized and lovingly sculpted aesthetic, there may be few stronger full-length debuts waiting in this year’s wings.
  2. 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
  3. It is their failure to do little beyond noodle energetically and evoke the work of others that dooms Parc Avenue to mediocrity.