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
  1. rubs.
    Apr 16, 2008
    Superb album. it grows and grows on you with every listen. thoroughly enjoy this band!
  2. KellyC.
    May 28, 2008
    Can't stop listening to this one. This one is definitely staying on my top ten list for this year.
  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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
  5. 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. Expand