Paul Up North

In his latest semi-autobiographical tale, Rabagliati turns his attention to the period surrounding the 1976 Montreal Olympics. We are treated to a teenage Paul and all the bad hair, emotional angst and Prog Rock that we would expect of this age and era. The young Paul’s emotional journey from child to adult mirrors the deep political changes that were happening in Quebec. While Paul drinks his first beer and smokes his first joint, we also see a love letter to Montreal’s urban landscape and Quebec’s countryside and political evolution. The last Paul album for the foreseeable future, this was a touching and funny way in which to bid farewell.

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