11 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The UK art-rock outfit’s brilliant new album. Boy King is that most satisfying of things. A daring step in a fresh direction that comes off beautifully. It’s a lascivious, muscular record, pulsing with crunching guitars and Hayden Thorpe’s prodigious falsetto. “Big Cat”, “Get My Bang”, and “He the Colossus” are the taut and slithery bangers, while closer “Dreamliner”—gorgeous and operatic—serves to highlight the far-reaching talents of a very special band.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

The UK art-rock outfit’s brilliant new album. Boy King is that most satisfying of things. A daring step in a fresh direction that comes off beautifully. It’s a lascivious, muscular record, pulsing with crunching guitars and Hayden Thorpe’s prodigious falsetto. “Big Cat”, “Get My Bang”, and “He the Colossus” are the taut and slithery bangers, while closer “Dreamliner”—gorgeous and operatic—serves to highlight the far-reaching talents of a very special band.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

bogdansays ,

5/5, must listen!

I've been a fan of Wild Beasts for quite a while; I love that no two albums are ever the same. However, after Present Tense, I was wondering which direction they could go into. The answer? Their best one yet.
Only on hand of the four singles, Boy King is set to be their most adventurous and ambitious record, straying away from normal standards in order to unleash a sexy, trashy and masculine album.
Definitely recommended!

Red*Rain7 ,

Just Not Good....

Too much of a sound-alike. Like a bad copy of !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Even the album cover art is like a bad copy of Queen's News of the World.

BrianSwaldi ,

Bait and switch

Boy did the I-tunes reviewer ever over sell this album! I was expecting something awesome with "muscular" and "crunching guitars." What i got was garbage fake music with drum machines and cheap/fake electronic music. The exact kind of music that is everwhere these days. The only thing that the review got right was the fact that the dude does sing in a high register like a lot of singers - big deal.

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