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  • Summary: The Montreal band's Sub Pop debut was co-produced by Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock.

Top Track

I'll Believe In Anything
Give me your eyes, I need sunshine Give me your eyes, I need sunshine Your blood, your bones, your voice, and your ghost We've both been very... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. They’ve cleaned up their grungy guitar lines (thank you Sub Pop), reworked a few of the best songs from their early EPs, and the result is undoubtedly the best contender for the Arcade Fire/Broken Social Scene-helm of 2005.
  2. Once all the influences roll off your tongue, however, you’ll find yourself speechless before the excitement this album will invariably instigate.
  3. Constantly winning and resurging, not a moment of Apologies to the Queen Mary is lost to the chaos.
  4. Paste Magazine
    80
    While Wolf Parade may be dark and spastic, its updates on indie formula... are undeniably impressive. [Oct/Nov 2005, p.140]
  5. A fine, quirky entrance that hints at a band poised for bigger things down the road.
  6. They take their rough charm and run with it, continuing the giddy momentum they hinted at on [their self-titled] EP.
  7. Apologies to the Queen Mary gets by more on energy than chops.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 100
  2. Negative: 3 out of 100
  1. Aug 16, 2015
    10
    Whatever happened to the excitement of music discovery? If true listening pleasure is to be reduced to a couple great records a year, it's aWhatever happened to the excitement of music discovery? If true listening pleasure is to be reduced to a couple great records a year, it's a damn good thing Apologies to the Queen Mary is one of them. 9.6/10 Expand
  2. B.O.Braxton
    Oct 4, 2005
    10
    THis AlBuM RULzZZZ111!!!!
  3. JoshuaO.
    Sep 26, 2005
    10
    The best album of year, imagine Arcade Fire with staying power.
  4. JohnN
    Dec 14, 2005
    10
    Best album of 2005.....I've got to think that those people who gave this a 1 or 2 weren't listening to the same CD as I was. At Best album of 2005.....I've got to think that those people who gave this a 1 or 2 weren't listening to the same CD as I was. At first listen it did seemlike a modest mouse clone (which ain't half bad), but after 2 or 3 listens you see much more. I would give this a 10 just for I'll Believe in Anything, which is one of the best and most powerful songs I've heard in a while. Expand
  5. AaronS
    Oct 20, 2005
    9
    fantastic debut, all I can say is Oh, Canada. Watch out Americans, Canadians indie bands are taking over, from Broken Social scene to Arcade fantastic debut, all I can say is Oh, Canada. Watch out Americans, Canadians indie bands are taking over, from Broken Social scene to Arcade fire and Metric, now we can add Wolf Parade. Were colonizing the indie scene, deal with it, oh and when where done colonizing we'll take CYHSY for good measure. Expand
  6. J.R.
    Oct 19, 2005
    8
    After over-rated albums by CYHSY and others we finally have an album that lives up to the hype. Clap Your Hands for Wolf Parade!
  7. BenJ
    Nov 17, 2005
    1
    Complete tunless dirge. Put next to Arcade Fire this record is a complete joke. Sack one of the vocalists, drop a keyboard, get a bass player Complete tunless dirge. Put next to Arcade Fire this record is a complete joke. Sack one of the vocalists, drop a keyboard, get a bass player in and a decent producer. Overhyped Rubbsih Record Of The Year. Expand

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