Wind in the Wires

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Wind in the Wires
Wind In The Wires.jpg
Studio album by
Released2 February 2005
GenreFolktronica, downtempo
Length41:39
LabelTomlab
ProducerPatrick Wolf
Patrick Wolf chronology
Lycanthropy
(2003)
Wind in the Wires
(2005)
The Magic Position
(2007)
Singles from Wind in the Wires
  1. "The Libertine"
    Released: 31 January 2005
  2. "Wind in the Wires"
    Released: 13 June 2005
  3. "Tristan"
    Released: 31 October 2005

Wind in the Wires is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf.

Wolf cites Buffy Sainte-Marie as an influence on the album on his official Tumblr.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Drowned in Sound9/10[4]
The Independent[5]
Mojo[6]
NME8/10[7]
Pitchfork8.2/10[8]
Q[9]
Slant Magazine[10]
Stylus MagazineA−[11]
Uncut[12]

Wind in the Wires received general acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80, based on 20 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Patrick Wolf.

  1. "The Libertine" – 4:23
  2. "Teignmouth" – 4:50
  3. "The Shadowsea" – 0:37
  4. "Wind in the Wires" – 4:18
  5. "The Railway House" – 2:24
  6. "The Gypsy King" – 3:08
  7. "Apparition" – 1:16
  8. "Ghost Song" – 3:13
  9. "This Weather" – 4:35
  10. "Jacob's Ladder" – 1:21
  11. "Tristan" – 2:36
  12. "Eulogy" – 1:44
  13. "Land's End" – 7:06

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Patrick Wolf Palisade". 12 June 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Reviews for Wind In The Wires by Patrick Wolf". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  3. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Wind in the Wires – Patrick Wolf". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  4. ^ Adams, Sean (24 March 2005). "Album Review: Patrick Wolf – Wind In The Wires". Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  5. ^ Price, Simon (20 February 2005). "Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires (Tomlab)". The Independent.
  6. ^ "Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires". Mojo (138): 108. May 2005.
  7. ^ Naylor, Tony (14 February 2005). "Patrick Wolf : Wind In The Wires". NME. Archived from the original on 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  8. ^ Howe, Brian (4 March 2005). "Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires". Pitchfork. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires". Q (225): 124. April 2005.
  10. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (25 March 2005). "Patrick Wolf: Wind In The Wires". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  11. ^ Miller, Derek (21 February 2005). "Patrick Wolf – Wind in the Wires – Review". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires". Uncut: 100. [T]his is a precocious, occasionally visionary record with an unfashionably solemn intent and notable lyrical insight...