12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their second album, Wolf Alice continue to draw their cues from ’90s alt-rock. They do it with such adventure and panache that it never becomes simple mimicry, though. The melody and dissonance of shoegaze are fashioned into aching, beautiful tributes to passed friends and relatives (“Heavenward,” “St. Purple & Green”), “Yuk Foo” mauls misogyny with punk fury and wit, while the title track is an epic journey in stoner rock. Out front, singer/guitarist Ellie Rowsell is an increasingly assured presence, skillfully inhabiting the many moods of her rivetingly personal lyrics.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On their second album, Wolf Alice continue to draw their cues from ’90s alt-rock. They do it with such adventure and panache that it never becomes simple mimicry, though. The melody and dissonance of shoegaze are fashioned into aching, beautiful tributes to passed friends and relatives (“Heavenward,” “St. Purple & Green”), “Yuk Foo” mauls misogyny with punk fury and wit, while the title track is an epic journey in stoner rock. Out front, singer/guitarist Ellie Rowsell is an increasingly assured presence, skillfully inhabiting the many moods of her rivetingly personal lyrics.

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

4.4 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Jbajesus ,

Better, but...

Yuck foo was among the worst things I've heard in 2017, but this new single is a much needed improvement. As a whole, it still leaves a lot to be desired, and it'll take a while to make up for Yuk Foo, but my hopes are starting to be redeemed, I guess.

Marie Cadell ,

Mmm

These first two singles aren't catchy or interesting. Not sure there is much to this band.

DWF (forever) ,

Bland

The first album was GREAT! This is utter rubbish! It is uninspired and such a disappointment. I didn't like ONE song on this. Too bad, they started out so great then ended up with this? I see so many high ratings and wonder, why?

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