Wolf Parade’s debut album, Apologies To The Queen Mary, generated massive amounts of well deserved buzz when it was released in 2005, so I am always surprised by the lack attention their two, equally excellent, followup albums received. I count all three albums among my favorites but, as this is an album recommendation, not a band recommendation I’m going to go with their most recent album, Expo ’86.
All three albums feature Wolf Parades distinctive sound — Ubiquitous keyboards, distorted guitar, cerebral composition and lyrics, and hooks galore. 2010’s Expo ’86 found the band returning to a more immediate, heavier aesthetic after their somewhat more measured sophomore album, At Mount Zoomer. Check out my favorite track off the album, “Pobody’s Nerfect:”
If you’re a fan of indie-rock, this album deserves a place in your collection and, if you loved the first Wolf Parade album but never bothered to check out their subsequent releases, now if the time to correct that oversight.