AOTY 2022


Wolfmother - Victorious
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2016 Ratings: #933 / 986
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
2016 Ratings: #583
Liked by 2 people
February 19, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
- / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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A welcome and appropriate return from one of the best bands to emerge in the last decade.


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

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.


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.

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.


I am incredibly surprised that users and critics have rated this record so low. For me this is Wolfmother’s best record by far. It’s definitely the most diverse and well rounded record the band has ever put out, with infectious guitar hooks and soaring choruses, what else could you want from a rock record? Every song on here is unique and stuck out to me, it does not deserve these low ratings at all. If the band continues on in this style, then could make some killer records in the ... read more


Not a flop, but very close. There are a handful of redeeming moments on the album, but not enough.


Victorious is a prog and classic rock influenced album bringing a kaleidoscope of nostalgic sounds from a band that shaped its image and sound from the many age old bands from the 70’s and 80’s. Wolfmother may be considered as a rip off or unoriginal, but despite their on the nose influence, I really enjoy their music quite a lot. Victorious is another notch in their discography that explores a very glam and melodic style which I am all here for.

Fav Track : City Lights

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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
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Added on: November 20, 2015