June 14, 2008

"I Thought I Might Have Heard You On The Radio, But The Radio Waves Are Like Snow"

I'm back. and I think I'm going to do things a little differently. I'm going to post the reviews I make individually, and as I finish them. We'll see how well that works out. Here we go:

Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
Verdict: Love More Than Music (<3>)
Um. So here's the thing, I'm utterly in love with this album. As far as I'm concerned, it may very well be the best album of the year, with a possible exception titled Umalali. There is a type of album that I've often remarked upon that is called "Instantly Nostalgic." Albums that are Instantly Nostalgic may at first sound like you've heard it before, and maybe you'll think that the artist is just treading old paths, but, in reality, the band has perfected their sound to the point that they sound like something that you've been in love with since you were a kid. When you hear it for the first time it's like you're hearing it again, just to feel the way that the album makes you feel. Few albums are like this. At Mount Zoomer is a triumph. I think it's one of the first times I've ever really noticed how well a well produced album sounds. It's perfect. I can't find anything wrong with it. It would be impossible to give you the "best songs," because I don't think that any of the songs are much better than the others, but when the songs all rate somewhere around 10 out of 10 anyway, that makes a little more sense ... anyway, I'm just goig to give you my favorite song on the album, California Dreamer, and then the last 2 that I heard:
Wolf Parade - California Dreamer
Wolf Parade - Bang Your Drum
Wolf Parade - Language City

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