Wolf Parade are very similar to The Arcade Fire in that their song structures reward patience and repeat listens. If one only takes a cursory review of Apologies To The Queen Mary then one may be disappointed in that there are few catchy numbers here (possibly with the exception of 'We Built Another World'). However if one digs deeper then soaring melodies expose themselves midway through songs which completely change the direction of the song. The result is that individual tracks are spruced up somewhat and allow a much more winding and coherent album as a whole. My favourite tracks would be 'Grounds For Divorce', 'We Built Another World', 'It's A Cure' and the storming finale 'This Heart's On Fire'. Name dropping aside, this is a wonderfully-made, thoughtful piece of music that you should buy!
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