Wolf Parade


#61

yeah for sure, not quite as consistent as debut but when it’s good it’s REALLY GOOD


#62

Only listened to the first 4 or 5 tracks so far, but, my! the opener is a stinker. Otherwise, it’s sounding okay, if disappointingly polished. I really like Valley Boy. I’m anticipating this to be better, on the whole, than either of the last two.


#63

I’m actually a pretty big fan of Expo 86. Hopefully that bodes well for this album.


#64

Don’t get me wrong I like expo 86 but it’s def the weakest one


#65

I’ve done my ranking upthread, and Expo 86 is some way above AMZ. I just find AMZ to be lacking in drama, particularly in its mid section


#66

‘tightly wound’ = low quality?


#67

You know this thing where everyone has a favourite out of the two main guys?

I literally cannot tell the difference between them, and I listen to Wolf Parade a lot.


#68

The one with the good songs is Krug


#69

Are you trying to say ‘Modern World’ isn’t a good song, buddy?


#70

Only because Krug starts yodelling in the background


#71

Shine a lights good I guess


#72

I know that the first album is the best. That’s obvious. But ‘What Did My Lover Say?’ is easily their best tune, isn’t it?


#73

I love all three of the original albums. Probably lean a bit more towards Krug on the strength of Dragonslayer, but I’ve struggled getting into the rest of their non Wolf Parade stuff. (Admittedly every time I try I’m pretty distracted, so I should probably try again.)

Best song on each one:

Dinner Bells
Kissing the Beehive
Cave-O-Sapien


#74

Nah!


#75

Sure it was a bit more lo-fi, but it was more tense and urgent too


#76

As far as Wolf Parade goes…I’d say I like the input of Krug and Boeckner equally.

But Krug has done a lot more interesting stuff outside of this…which is why I think he’s superior.

Also, I think you’re humble bragging a bit


#77

This where we agree. AMZ is incredibly flat


#78

I also struggle to distinguish them in WP records. And even knowing who wrote* which track my faves split evenly between them

I just like Broekner’s non-WP stuff much more.

*thing is, we all assume that sings = wrote. But going from memory, besides AMZ, song writing credits are given to the band, not to either of the two main guys.


#79

Baby Blue is the best thing any of them have put their name to in years


#80

Hmm…nah. I think it’s probably more of a 6, which is a huge shame. Although I agree that Baby Blue and Weaponized are great. The rest just seems very homogenous and nowhere near fun enough…much in the same vein as last year’s EP, really