Wolf Parade - Expo 86 (4 stars)

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Wolf Parade - Expo 86

(Sub Pop)

Montreal’s indie rock’n’roll deviants Wolf Parade have likened the making of this, their third album, to puking songs straight out of their heads and into their instruments. It comes as a considerable relief to report that the outcome is a whole lot more listenable, and picturesque, than such a demonstrative act might suggest.

Standout tracks include the trashy, dramatic garage-pop of ‘Cloud Shadow on the Mountain’, and the thundering, low-slung jam of ‘What Did My Lover Say?’ Overall, though, it’s tricky to single out highlights: the increasing allure of this fiery long-player lies in its consistently raucous alt.rock.

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