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Genuinely used to be amazing didn't he... sigh
The Bachelor isn't amazing but has some great songs here and there. I'm looking forward to the next one next year anyway.
I find myself surprisingly willing to follow Patrick Wolf down whatever avenue of campy histrionics he wants to trace in his music. "The Bachelor" sounded ridiculously bombastic and over-produced when I first heard it, but now I can't get enough of its treasures. Sure, 'Vulture' is a shit track, and 'Thickets' has the most laughable spoken word intro I've heard in some time, but with Wolf you've got to be prepared to accept that everything will be arch-as-fuck. Take the pretension with the spellbinding pop operatics and you're in for a great ride with every LP Wolf releases. There have been some populist concessions along the way, but Wolf is only being true to himself. He's always been theatrical, and in his own head I suspect he's always been a star. I only hope he can become a star in the music world at large, which is the least he deserves after an amazing five years of music.
but once i embraced how OTT suits him to a tea it made more sense, its like a totally different kettle of fish but still and enjoyable kettle of fish... sure it aint swordfish but I aint complaining about a nice but of cod
good work all.
I miss his beats though, listening to lycanthropy the beats were amazing!