Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 85
    The London four-piece mix and match ingredients to create sounds that, whilst respectful of what has gone before, are unmistakably rooted in the here and now. The results are frequently mesmerising.
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    80
    Clearly disciples of the era of album rock, Wolf People have created a record that works best when taken as a whole piece, and when experienced as such, it creates a unique environment that's cold, cryptic, mysterious, and startlingly direct all at once.
  3. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    Wolf People invest every glowering note with a watchful intensity that signifies their unswerving dedication.
  4. May 20, 2013
    80
    Wolf People can play and on NRR have just enough Sabbath-styled hard riffing to appeal to the basest rock fan. [Jun 2013, p.92]
  5. May 2, 2013
    80
    Wolf People is working out the difficulties of splicing hard rock guitars and post-rock rhythms with diffident folk melodies as if for the first time, and their full-bore concentration makes it sound fresh and unexpected and interesting.
  6. May 2, 2013
    80
    Throughout Fain--the band's second album--folk melodies meet visceral fuzz-rock, never sounding quite like anyone else specifically, but a unique blend that never coalesced at the time.
  7. May 2, 2013
    80
    Anyone partial to the distinct strain of English folk from yesteryear, namely the sylvan otherness of Trees or dawn-of-the-70s Fairport, will find plenty to toast in the music of Wolf People. [Jun 2013, p.81]
  8. May 13, 2013
    60
    The band's ability to properly play together more than justifies the album's title, an archaic English word for feeling pleased. [Jun 2013, p.109]
  9. May 8, 2013
    60
    On a technical level, Wolf People are a competent outfit but, for all its repetition, it doesn’t leave much of a dent in the brain.
  10. May 8, 2013
    59
    By drawing this deeply on both the physical and sonic landscapes of their forebears, and with too many go-nowhere solos blotting out its songs, Fain winds up feeling stuck in time.
  11. 50
    The album loses its confidence through multiple exhibitions of mundane excess, fracturing the dexterity to hold up over time, and proving that not everyone can focus in deep isolation.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    9
    The best part of this album? Everything. Anyone interested in progressive psych funk folk should buy this album. It is a breath of fresh airThe best part of this album? Everything. Anyone interested in progressive psych funk folk should buy this album. It is a breath of fresh air listening to this group. Its as if Wolf People was made to live in the 60. A real treat to listeners ears. Hesperus is truly a phenomenal track. Full Review »