Lupercalia
Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2011 Ratings: #388 / 895
User Score
Based on 7 ratings
June 20, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mercury / Label
Patrick Wolf / Producer
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

It is, all in, absolute genius.

70
Drowned in Sound

Lupercalia is straightforward in its sound, complex in its outlook and unabashedly heartfelt.

60
Consequence of Sound

While he succeeds fairly well at ensuring that Lupercalia spends its every minute displaying his emotions on its sleeve, it’s fairly safe to say that this record won’t exactly storm the charts.

53
Pitchfork

Wolf seems to feel as if self-consciousness grants him a license to go slumming in his most insipid songwriting impulses.

Oct 22, 2017
PJ_0707
75
Patrick falls in love and decides to release an album about it, instead of just releasing something direct he shrouds the album in conceptual imagery and a symbolistic title. There is a lot to love about Lupercalia, The City, Bermondsey Street, The Future, Time of My Life, and The Falcons are light, airy, and heartfelt and are obvious highlights. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the album's other six songs. House, while it soars, is lyrically a low point. Together is just annoying, and ... read more
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Track List
  1. The City 
  2. House 
  3. Bermondsey Street 
  4. The Future 
  5. Armistice 
  6. William 
  7. Time of My Life 
  8. The Days 
  9. Slow Motion 
  10. Together 
  11. The Falcons
Contributions By
patton, erik, philthy, alexgonzriv