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.
Score distribution:
  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