Wind In The Wires - Patrick Wolf
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  • Summary: The 21-year-old British singer-songwriter's second solo recording again sets his instrumentation against a moody electronic backdrop.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. As an album, WIW seems to have sprung fully-formed from a single night’s restlessness; often more organic than much of his debut, but still with a steady electro-backed pulse, its pacing and sequencing flow like water beneath a frozen creek, barely seen and mostly imagined.
  2. It’s what Bright Eyes coulda done if he put the songs off I’m Wide Awake onto the canvas of Digital Ash.
  3. Wind in the Wires is a beautifully executed album that has everything: pace, panache, and clean sentiment.
  4. At 21, he has the raconteur’s wit of a younger Nick Cave still buoyed by the weightlessness of possibility.
  5. There's a young man's honest pain behind all of the flowery English vernacular.
  6. Wind In The Wires just feels a bit more hesitant than Lycanthropy, and while there are some great tracks, it doesn't quite have the same energy that his debut did.
  7. There's a professional, assured feeling [to] it, but its nagging lack of innovation or [a] truly memorable melody leaves me a little cold.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. cf
    Apr 10, 2007
  2. dvita
    Mar 8, 2006
    Perfection personified.
  3. DmitryK
    Mar 19, 2005
    Amazing record! deep & beautifull
  4. KasiaJ
    Nov 23, 2006
    One of the most wonderful albums I've ever heard, with fantastic tracks and Patrick's deep deep voice. It has changed something in me...
  5. FayeM
    Apr 7, 2005
    What i think is wonderful about Wolf, is that for me, he cannot be compared to - you could split all the threads that are the weave of the song to attatch bjork, cave or buckley to - but by that process you loose the raw essence of his music. He is one of the first artists of recent times who sounds almost, dare i say, origional. Expand
  6. AbigailM
    Nov 28, 2005
    it's bloody brilliant
  7. KeviinT
    Mar 27, 2005
    I am appalled of other reviewers comparing mr wolf with great singers. Sorry guys, but patrick has nothing to do with Jeff Buckley at all. He sounds like a proto-Dave Gahan, or a very proto-Marc Almond, the music is a mixture of folky instrumentation and cheap homemade electronica on the lines of the worst by Bjork. The lyrics are exaggerated and childish, if anything, this guy can make you blush, shame. Expand

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