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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Mar 19, 2014
    90
    Lucius’ infectious melodies, keen self-awareness and shameless authenticity sweep through all 11 songs, making Wildewoman one of the most complete indie pop LPs this year.
  2. Mar 19, 2014
    89
    Not only does the noirish blond front duo now boom, the group's theatrical flourishes wail like the harmonies howls punctuating the title track.
  3. 85
    A peerless and affecting album, from start line to finish.
  4. Mar 24, 2014
    70
    As colourful as its cover sleeve, Wildewoman is packed with a joyous authenticity that’s achieved through a well-structured set of songs that traverse a veritable array of musical styles.
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    70
    You hear the Andrews Sisters and the Roches as much as the Shangri-Las, and the production gets freaky in ways that always serve the songs.
  6. Mar 19, 2014
    70
    Wildewoman can feel a little rote, but to its credit, never dull, due in large part to Wolfe and Laessig's commanding performances.
  7. Mojo
    Apr 23, 2014
    60
    Wildewoman is more of a patchwork quilt. [May 2014, p.94]
  8. Q Magazine
    Apr 23, 2014
    60
    Amid such fussy eclecticism, however, they can't always stop Lucius sounding like an idea for a great band rather than the real thing. [May 2014, p.113]
  9. 60
    The moments of imperfection that let the album down come on ‘Two Of Us On The Run’ (as basic as acoustic songwriting gets) and ‘Until We Get There’ (just sounds like a Cults offcut), but there’s promise here.
  10. Mar 31, 2014
    60
    This balance between a sweet, butter wouldn’t melt surface and a resolutely ballsy undercurrent means that, over the course of eleven tracks, the album is never predictable.
  11. Mar 28, 2014
    60
    It’s pleasant enough, but there are not enough killer tunes to make this a standout.
  12. Mar 27, 2014
    60
    The vocals are beautiful, and there is some solidly catchy pop songwriting here, but overall there isn't that much wild about Wildewoman.
  13. 58
    The two women command their stage throughout, taking disparate styles in their stride.
  14. Mar 19, 2014
    40
    The hummable, sing-in-the-shower refrains are there, but ultimately, its Wildewoman's lack of identity that limits its appeal.

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