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Present Tense

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Wanderlust
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Nature Boy
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Mecca
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Sweet Spot
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Daughters
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Pregnant Pause
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A Simple Beautiful Truth
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A Dog's Life
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Past Perfect
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New Life
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Palace
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Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 40:59

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Barry Walters

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Award-winning critic Barry Walters is a longtime contributor to Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, and many other publications. His interview with Prince a...more »

02.25.14
Wild Beasts, Present Tense
2014 | Label: Domino Recording Co

Wild Beasts initially came to be known as the band with a singer more operatic and vocally androgynous than Anthony Hegarty. Possessed of a particularly piercing falsetto, Hayden Thorpe did not shirk from presenting himself as a freakish curio on the small-town Northern England quartet’s 2008 debut Limbo, Panto, especially with singles like “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants,” which sounds exactly as purple as its title suggests.

But starting with their 2009 Mercury Prize-nominated successor Two Dancers,… read more »

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I thought they would be wilder....

Britster

I'm happy for Wild Beasts that the reception to this record has been extremely positive, but as someone who thought "Wanderlust" promised a muscular reinvention of their sound, I can't help be disappointed. On some tracks I find their recent contention (see "Smother") - which up to now I always admired - as frustrating. Maybe next time...