Perhaps self-conscious, perhaps not, this is the kind of music the word "anthemic" was invented to describe.
Wong Kar Wai has incorporated his glowing pop fixation into a larger scheme of emotion and produced ... art.
Six years later, Fiona Apple is still angry, but it's an enthralling and perpetually shifting anger...if somewhat overproduced.
Infiniheart burgeons with promise, but it also excites with the ambition and originality of this new voice's here and now.
The year 2012: filled with zombies, wolves and vampires who know how to shake their asses like it's 1978.
The recipe may work, but these songs are like musical Twinkies: sure, they taste good, but where's the substance?
Love them or hate them, nobody else on the planet is putting on a show like the White Stripes.
It may not be Dropout's equal, but the two wouldn't look out of place mixing at a cocktail party.
The soul, depth, and sheer ferocity of Wolf Parade's debut album will raise the bar for all new releases.