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EXPO 86

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Cloud Shadow on the Mountain
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Palm Road
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Jealousy Dream
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Little Golden Age
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In the Direction of the Moon
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Ghost Pressure
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Pobody's Nerfect
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Two Men in New Tuxedos
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Oh You, Old Thing
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Yulia
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Cave-o-sapien
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 55:59

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Favorite album of the last two years

tsuru

This is probably my most listened to album in the past two years. Fantastic over and over. The soundtrack of a personal mini-crisis and the songs outlasted the crisis.

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Song misnamed, or? Still awesome!

Kumbahya

This same album on Amazon has \"What Did My Lover Say? ...\" as the song title, and this one has \"Jealousy Dream\" for that track position. Seems to be the same song, so what gives? Not sure what the deal is, but makes you wonder what's going on here. No matter what the name of that song is (Track 3) I still enjoy it, thank you very much. About time they got it! :)

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Effing finally!

YMSP82

Just wanted to say, it's about time this record arrived on emusic. Shame on Sub Pop for withholding it.

They Say All Music Guide

Named for a World’s Fair that exposed the public at large to the monorail, a floating McDonald’s, and Einstürzende Neubauten, Expo 86 finds Wolf Parade harnessing a darker, nervy energy on their third album. While they dabbled with space on 2008’s At Mount Zoomer, Expo 86 feels like a more open album. With reverb-soaked guitars and atmospheric synths, Wolf Parade’s music heads into a gloomier place, evoking the more gothic side of post-punk while Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug’s jittery vocals create the necessary sense of tension and drama. While this is definitely a darker album, the fuzzy synthesizers help to give the songs warmth, preventing the album from becoming suffocating. On “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)” and “Ghost Pressure,” the deep buzz of Krug’s keyboards plays against the brittleness of the guitars to keep the songs from getting lost at the bottom of a trebly well. Expo 86 is more than just rainy day music, though. The album closer, “Cave-O-Sapien,” provides the album with a dynamic boost with a sound that’s uplifting in a desperate way, finishing out the album with a feeling that leaves the listener feeling like nothing was left back, that there’s no more gas in the tank, and the only thing left to do is turn off the lights on his way out. – Gregory Heaney

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