Fain

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  • Band members: Tom Watt, Joe Hollick, Jack Sharp, Daniel Davies
  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the British folk rock band led by Jack Sharp features guest appearances from Olivia Chaney, Rachel Davies, Nic Kearey, and Jace Lasek.
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  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. Uncut
    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]
  3. 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.
  4. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    Wolf People invest every glowering note with a watchful intensity that signifies their unswerving dedication.
  5. 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.
  6. Q Magazine
    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]
  7. 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.

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  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. Expand