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Apologies to the Queen Mary [LP]
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Album: Apologies to the Queen Mary [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son
2)    Modern World
3)    Grounds for Divorce
4)    We Built Another World
5)    Fancy Claps
6)    Same Ghost Every Night
1)    Shine a Light
2)    Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
3)    I'll Believe in Anything
4)    It's a Curse
5)    Dinner Bells
6)    This Heart's on Fire
1)    Disco Sheets
2)    Lousy Pictures
3)    Modern World
4)    Wits or a Dagger
5)    Secret Knives
6)    Dinner Bells
7)    Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
8)    We Built Another World
9)    Grounds for Divorce
10)    It's a Curse
11)    National People's Scare, The
12)    Killing Armies
13)    Snakes on the Ladder
 

Album: Apologies to the Queen Mary [LP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son
2)    Modern World
3)    Grounds for Divorce
4)    We Built Another World
5)    Fancy Claps
6)    Same Ghost Every Night
1)    Shine a Light
2)    Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
3)    I'll Believe in Anything
4)    It's a Curse
5)    Dinner Bells
6)    This Heart's on Fire
1)    Disco Sheets
2)    Lousy Pictures
3)    Modern World
4)    Wits or a Dagger
5)    Secret Knives
6)    Dinner Bells
7)    Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
8)    We Built Another World
9)    Grounds for Divorce
10)    It's a Curse
11)    National People's Scare, The
12)    Killing Armies
13)    Snakes on the Ladder
 
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  • Montreal quartet Wolf Parade's full-length debut fully lives up to the potential bred by their early EPs. They use Apologies to the Queen Mary producer Isaac Brock to their best advantage, acknowledging their debt to Modest Mouse but using his ear as a resource to tinge their endearingly brittle indie pop tunes accordingly. Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner both sing in that certain kind of wry yelp that seemed so quirkily marketable in the mid-2000s -- see the Shins, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hot Hot Heat -- and it doesn't hurt that most of Wolf Parade's songs are distinctive, too. "Shine a Light" and "You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son" repeat from the self-titled EP, "Grounds and Divorce" bops along on cheery keyboard effects and an eight-note guitar solo, and Boeckner honks roughly over the modified new wave of "It's a Curse." Wolf Parade admit their love and theft of the past 30 years of rock music, from Bowie to Black Francis. They allow that, then purposely strip the songs of any slickness or accouterments, so the keys and squiggly guitars and terrifically simple drums (Arlen Thompson might play just a kick drum and one big snare) teeter and balance together in a hectic and gloriously alive pop state. [Apologies to the Queen Mary was released on LP in 2016.] ~ Johnny Loftus
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.60) - Ranked #39 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[F]or indie rock that's obsessed with history, that decayed-reel production feels right."

Entertainment Weekly (No. 842, p.95) - "...APOLOGIES is the stuff fanzine dreams are made of..." - Grade: B+

Magnet (p.112) - "Wolf Parade hails from Montreal, courts a post-punk-informed sound, has a vocalist whose quirky tenor yelp recalls David Byrne and attained early buzz-band status on the strength of its energetic, emotional performances."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[I]t's a turbulent, ever mood-shifting listen - perhaps rather of its time....Engaging, inventive and emotionally charged..."
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