Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Dec 21, 2010
    80
    Although Steeple is not entirely groundbreaking, it's not entirely safe either, as its fidgety temperament is remarkable enough to make anyone feel at home.
  2. Mojo
    Dec 20, 2010
    80
    An exciting, evocative album. [Dec 2010, p.94]
  3. Q Magazine
    Dec 20, 2010
    80
    Steeple is a big, old hairy beast capable of stirring the most primal of instincts. [Dec 2010, p.115]
  4. Oct 28, 2010
    80
    As musicians, Wolf People gel together like a charm, and have a distinct advantage over a great many modern hard rockers by having a drummer, one Tom Watt, who beats away with a swinging funkiness, like the finest hairballs of 40 years gone.
  5. Uncut
    Oct 28, 2010
    80
    A resounding power chord marks the confident introduction to this fine debut album. [Nov 2010, p.113]
  6. Dec 22, 2010
    70
    At first listen, Tidings seemed more varied and adventurous than Steeple does. It had moments that hinted at pentatonic scales, exotic tastes of other worlds only compounded by the record's almost utter lack of focus.
  7. Dec 14, 2010
    70
    So if you want to thrash around your bedroom playing air guitar, pretending to be the rock star which you're never going to quite be, stick Steeple on and let the air guitar sessions begin.
  8. 70
    Just odd enough to escape period-piece pastiche, their deft weaving of different eras and styles makes them akin to a UK version of White Denim, and promises more exciting things from the future.
  9. Oct 28, 2010
    70
    Tidings was a fine introduction to a promising new band, but Steeple is a fully formed statement of principles from a band that's taking all that baggage--of all the riff-heavy rock that came before them-and proving they have their own firm, fresh grip on the genre, and they're not letting go anytime soon.

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