Like their fellow Canucks in the group Sloan, the Kelly Affair filter the sound of the classic power pop era through a uniquely Canadian perspective which informs their music with a sense of self-awareness and unadulterated fun often absent from the work of like-minded bands from other corners of the world. As befits an album from a group named in tribute to Russ Meyer, Welcome to...the Kelly Affair is as kitschy as it is catchy. Stand-out tracks like "That School" and "Another Edit" are as instantly memorable as they are unpretentious, crafted with a genuine love and understanding for pop's golden era.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny