Kill the Wolf - Matt Berry
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  • Summary: This is the second full-length prog-folk release from the British comedian best known for his work in The IT Crowd and The Mighty Boosh.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    What we have here is prog-folk of the highest order.
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    A deft pop nous and palpable devotion to his influences ensures each experiment really works. [Aug 2013, p.96]
  3. Jul 11, 2013
    70
    Kill The Wolf is another ruralist fantasy furnished with tales of witchcraft and maypoles. [Aug 2013, p.67]
  4. 70
    While you may never be able to fully forget that Berry's tongue is in his cheek, the love, attention to detail and panache of Kill The Wolf make it a trip worth taking. [Summer 2013, p.95]
  5. Jul 11, 2013
    60
    While Knock Knock and The Signs admittedly veer close to theatrical, declamatory pastiche, Solstice--which laudably endeavours to track the journey from the shortest to the longest day-- is nine-and-a-half minutes of bona-fide neo-prog: a shimmering three-way between Camel, the Super Furries and David Gilmour.
  6. 50
    ‘Devil Inside Me’ is the album’s earworm that you’ll end up humming, and ‘Solstice’ is a pleasingly overblown proggy epic, but much of the rest is competent yet uninspiring, and the novelty soon wears off.
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  1. Aug 24, 2013
    9
    Matt Berry is clearly a legend of comedy, but this album is at once humorously, creatively, and musically wonderful. It feels to me like he is writing an alternate soundtrack to The Wicker Man (the original, not the Nic Cage silliness), in which the villagers are the heroes and you just want to join in the revelry. If you are at all pleasured (I mean that word choice to bother you, be bothered) by a return to the folky freedom of the 1960's, layered into a poetic telling of A Midsummer's Night Dream, mixed with just the slightest tinge of mescaline; this album is for you. Collapse