Lupercalia

  • Record Label: Mercury
  • Release Date: May 30, 2011
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. Jul 21, 2011
    7
    Patrick Wolf is in love, and that's not a bad thing, however, it's has made for a very different album from him than we're used to. Regardless, this is a great, polished, catchy pop album and his vocals are spot on. The reason I'm giving this a 7, which is by no means negative, is that the turmoil isn't here, which Mr. Wolf has provided effortlessly over the years that's made for somePatrick Wolf is in love, and that's not a bad thing, however, it's has made for a very different album from him than we're used to. Regardless, this is a great, polished, catchy pop album and his vocals are spot on. The reason I'm giving this a 7, which is by no means negative, is that the turmoil isn't here, which Mr. Wolf has provided effortlessly over the years that's made for some dark music that grows on the listener over time. Not to mention a dedicated fan base. "Time of my Life" is the stand out track here, and sure enough, the only one that's melancholy. There are definitely other stand out's such as "House", "Together" and "The City", which are pop songs at their best, filled with expressions of love that are hands down lyrically and musically more intricate than the average top 40 artist. Kudos to him for tackling the main stream from a different angle and giving us a very listenable, pleasant album to add to his catalog. That said, I'm looking forward to the break up album. Expand
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    80
    Lupercalia's highly melodic but still resolutely exuberant nature indicates that Wolf's newfound positive outlook on life definitely seems to suit him.
  2. Jun 27, 2011
    60
    In the end Lupercalia feels like a summer fling, and why settle for that when you can have something perennial?
  3. Jun 24, 2011
    60
    Though for him this may seem to be a progress toward honesty and wholeness, for the listener the benefits are not so clear.