Loggerhead

Wu-Lu - Loggerhead
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2022 Ratings: #130 / 493
User Score
Based on 122 ratings
2022 Ratings: #138
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Loud and Quiet

LOGGERHEAD is the product of a music obsessive skilled enough to work all of his favourite sounds onto one album, a crucial document of a special artist.

90
The Line of Best Fit

And while there’s all sorts of feelings needling their way through the material – anger, frustration, exasperation, irritation – the prevailing feeling throughout LOGGERHEAD is one of punk, through its take-no-prisoners sound, and its desire to bring kindred spirits together as a community.

90
AllMusic

A special work, Loggerhead is among the most necessary albums of its time.

80
Clash

‘LOGGERHEAD’ makes for an unmistakably compelling debut, held aloft by the principle that sometimes you have to just scream it out.

80
Crack Magazine

Powered by artistic freedom and sense of urgency, this accomplished debut is an apt reflection of our times; an era marred by inequality, division and unrepentant greed that is inspiring art that is equally tumultuous.

78
Northern Transmissions
It’s an album of songs, carrying on the vulnerable and empowered ethos of 90’s London music, but into the twenty first century.
73
Pitchfork
On his first album for Warp, the South London musician mixes grunge guitars with drum’n’bass breaks and claustrophobic atmospheres, seeking uneasy catharsis.
70
DIY
The experimenting and freestyling that is so prominent on this album must be incredibly purging for the multi-hyphenate, but fails to create sonic continuity.
60
The Skinny

The restless approach to instrumentation and vocal styles found across Wu-Lu's debut album are at once disparate but somehow coherent in its vision.

TheCarioca
78

Take Stage - 4/5
Night Pill - 4/5
Facts - 3/5
Scrambled Tricks - 3/5
South - 4/5
Calo Paste - 5/5 ❤
Slightly - 5/5 ❤
Blame - 4/5
Ten - 3/5
Road Trip - 3/5
Times - 5/5 ❤
Broken Homes - 4/5

AllChup
50

WU-LU from south London, matured, released the long-awaited long play, you know, when I listen to it, for some reason I associate it with London Graffiti Tunnel Leake Street, well, he's a good artist, the record is recorded well, an excellent album by an artist and musician from London.

their_nickname
75

This is a very interesting project from Wu-Lu. It's like what you'd expect if King Krule decided to hook up with Tricky. Some of these are certified trip hop bangers, calling back to the glory days of heavier and experimental offerings like the aforementioned Massive Attack alumni. Where it falls flat are a few songs that kind of meander and groove with no real direction until they end in a whimper instead of a roar. That being said though, this is an artist to watch and someone you need to ... read more

Risinash
50

I'm actually kinda pissed about this. I think that Wu-Lu could have done something better, the production is very good objectively and I even enjoyed the record in some points. But damn this seems to be a missed hit unfortunately.

AllChup
50

WU-LU from south London, matured, released the long-awaited long play, you know, when I listen to it, for some reason I associate it with London Graffiti Tunnel Leake Street, well, he's a good artist, the record is recorded well, an excellent album by an artist and musician from London.

Mohamedmahmoud
73

Wu-Lu - Loggerhead
Experimental Hip Hop / Trip Hop / Experimental
July 8, 2022

7.5 /10

Favourite tracks :
Night Pill feat. Asha Lorenz
Scrambled Tricks
South feat. Lex Amor
Blame
Ten

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Track List

1Take Stage
2:59
76
2Night Pill
3:40
78
3Facts
3:26
60
4Scrambled Tricks
2:22
70
5South
3:54
feat. Lex Amor
83
6Calo Paste
3:26
feat. Léa Sen
87
7Slightly
3:01
79
8Blame
3:03
78
9Ten
1:54
64
10Road Trip
4:00
76
11Times
5:18
92
12Broken Homes
4:18
78
Total Length: 41 minutes
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Added on: May 4, 2022