AOTY 2017
Victorious
Wolfmother - Victorious
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2016 Ratings: #718 / 721
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2016 Ratings: #464
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

70
PopMatters

A welcome and appropriate return from one of the best bands to emerge in the last decade.

50
AllMusic

Victorious amounts to little more than a thrown-together mess.

50
No Ripcord

When Stockdale steps out of the box-checked zone, embarking upon awful rock ballads and hideous power-pop songs, his work starts to falter spectacularly. Victorious is premium Wolfmother in places, and pretty much abominable in others.

40
DIY

Like its canine cousin, this wolf has a little bark left - but no real bite. It’s all too nice, too safe, and ultimately, too predictable.

33
Consequence of Sound

The riffs are certainly bigger and ballsier than those on the past few records, but Stockdale seems to have lost his personal line to the gods of the ’70s and is left settling for the lesser players.

Jul 5, 2017
57
Mediocre album, not comparable to such hits as Vagabond, Joker & the Thief, White Unicorn and many others. Even some of their less popular songs are better than these, such as New Moon Rising and Phoenix.
Dec 2, 2016
70
Another solid album, from the 'Wolf's'; A few outstanding songs, supported by 6 other good, if not ground-breaking songs. An enjoyable listen.
Aug 24, 2016
54
Not a flop, but very close. There are a handful of redeeming moments on the album, but not enough.
Aug 10, 2016
chessmess
54
Initially the album surprised me, considering how badly the album was received by critics as well as people on here. The instrumentation is too messy and lyrically Wolfmother is quite bland, but despite those things, the album is an enjoyable listen. Overall Victorius is a rather cliche rock record. The riffs are very easy to digest, which maybe explains why the album feels a bit too one dimensional.

All the songs feel like they were made for a sitcom, where an edgy teenager is sitting in ... read more
Aug 4, 2016
85
Wolfmother's triumphant return album is aptly named. Andrew Stockdale shows us that even 7 years after the release of their remarkable self-titled debut, he's still one of the best musicians and songwriters of our generation. And that's important, because currently Andrew Stockdale is to Wolfmother what Paul McCartney was to Sgt. Pepper's era-Beatles. He wrote all the music, performed just about all of it, and if I had to guess, I'd bet he pulled a Dr Tchok and even made the album artwork. The ... read more
Track List
  1. The Love That You Give
  2. Victorious
  3. Baroness
  4. Pretty Peggy
  5. City Lights
  6. The Simple Life
  7. Best of a Bad Situation
  8. Gypsy Caravan
  9. Happy Face
  10. Eye of the Beholder
Contributions By
patton, philthy, billyhatcher


Added on: November 20, 2015