Try Before You Buy: Wolf Parade, At Mount Zoomer


It's a big day for music — and yes, I'll be talking Coldplay and What to Download later on! But for the moment, if you're looking for some new music but aren't ready to commit to a purchase,The Listening Party on AOL's Spinner is even better than normal right now, with several of the week's most anticipated releases streaming in full.

Wolf Parade's At Mount Zoomer kicks off the party, and it's an interesting and eclectic listen. When I heard the band play live a few months back, a lot of the new material had a jam-band flavor to it, so I'm not surprised to hear a little of that carry over to At Mount Zoomer. But there's also some prog rock and a little neo-Springsteen, of all things. So far, I haven't heard anything quite as energetic or driving as "I'll Believe in Anything" from the band's Apologies to the Queen Mary, but the album is a satisfying listen, and I expect I'll be playing it a few more times today.

New albums from Tilly and the Wall, Katy Parry, and Adele are also in the Listening Party this week, so I hope those will tide you over till this afternoon!

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