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Archived from the original on October 1, Uncut : If you can, block out the baggage of its built-in hype machine and take this stuff for what it is. I still remember the excitement felt when I first heard Modest Mouse more than a decade ago. At the time, my friend and I talked about how it sounded like this or like that or whatever, but beneath the snobbery and geeky influence-detecting, we were excited, and so obviously into what the band was doing.
If given the chance, Wolf Parade should engender similar scenarios: In a few years, other folks will still remember where they were when they first heard Apologies to the Queen Mary. Skip to content Search query All Results. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open share drawer. The band are then made obsolete with the introduction of a new and efficient machine. The imagery of ghosts is ubiquitous throughout Apologies to the Queen Mary.
Wolf Parade arrived just as the American press was developing a love affair with its northern neighbors, and indie rock was becoming more marketable leading to the crossover success of Modest Mouse and Arcade Fire. Riding this momentum, Apologies to the Queen Mary was universally embraced, having earned the coveted Best New Music status from Pitchfork at a time when their arbitrary numerical ratings had such cultural sway that they could make or break a new band and a Polaris Music Prize nomination in Perhaps Bakara summed up best in a interview with Spin what makes Apologies to the Queen Mary so endearing.
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