Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Aussie's Wolfmother's debut is a near-hit. It has pitch-perfect album artwork, the band has pitch-perfect band photos and near-perfect production.

The problem is the songs. I remember listening to this album while I was preparing to go to basic training. It was right around the same time that I started listening to Black Sabbath's "Paranoid." The comparison was inevitable.
The problem with this album is that Wolfmother really never finds its center of gravity with these songs. The songs are all heavy, all buzzing with power chords and riffs, but there's never the sense of abandonment that came from their predecessors.

It's fun enough to stay in the collection, but I hope that Wolfmother finally perfects the recipe and generates a truly awesome album.

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