Patrick Wolf
Wind in the Wires

Reviewed by: Derek Miller
Reviewed on: 2005-02-21

Posted 02/21/2005 - 03:41:22 PM by chinviolet:
 Now, I was born in Wales (that's in the UK by the way) and I can live with being called British. I can even ignore references to my being English. However, I doubt Mr Wolf would be so congenial. He is IRISH, godamit.
Posted 02/21/2005 - 07:45:32 PM by Derek_Miller:
 Chinviolet, I seem to have struck a nerve, but I must say, you need to take a wider view of the term 'British.' It is the sound of subject matter, wintry musical tapestry, etc. that I was describing, and not the national heritage of its author.
Posted 02/22/2005 - 04:43:45 AM by NickSouthall:
 Quibbles about nationality aside, I'd just like to add my voice to the praise for this record - it really is wonderful, and I'm not just saying that because he's writing songs about where I live. A massive step up from his already very good debut.
Posted 02/22/2005 - 02:59:54 PM by chinviolet:
 OK, slight over-reaction on my part perhaps, and yes, I see that you may have referred to Wolf's 'Britishness' as opposed to him being British. However, when you say "he embodies the dry eyed moisture of the UK" do you not think that you miss the point? Yes, the UK informs the artist but it certainly does not define him.
Posted 02/22/2005 - 09:41:30 PM by Teamwolf:
 Erm, he's actually British. And I would actually know. Sorry to disrupt your rant.
Posted 02/23/2005 - 05:04:46 AM by gilligan:
 lets just call him european and leave it at that
Posted 02/25/2005 - 05:58:32 AM by aaron_n:
 you could use blair's definition of british and call him american.
Posted 02/25/2005 - 09:32:29 PM by wmurch3:
 I think Wolf's debut album proved what we all pretty much knew; the guy is talented. But talent doesn't mean much without focus. While this album doesn't have the "danceable" tunes like "Bloodbeat", "To the Lighthouse", and "A Boy Like Me", it makes up for it with songwriting and maturity. If the lead off track doesn't make you a fan, I'm afraid you're not human (or wolf, for that matter!)
Posted 03/14/2005 - 05:38:13 AM by evilivor:
 Posted 02/22/2005 - 09:41:30 PM by Teamwolf "Erm, he's actually British. And I would actually know. Sorry to disrupt your rant." I thought he was born in Cork? That would make him Irish would it not?
Posted 03/14/2005 - 04:04:37 PM by lovezero:
 i think, there is a little bit development in his music but this is not enough. he must have released more surprising album so that he can be remembered in the future but this is not rich enough. i am not able to keep on listening because some tracks are really boring...sorry. "fifty-fifty"
Posted 04/01/2005 - 03:20:34 PM by Ellkie:
 From what i've heard Patrick is Brittish, he has lived in London most of his life and went to Paris for a wee while then move back to England. I've been to a gig too and there was no Irish twang. He's lovely though ain't he?
Posted 06/25/2006 - 06:03:38 AM by desertsonata:
 I can't believe I signed up just to reply to this. Anyway, I'd just like to point out that just because you were born in Ireland, doesn't mean you're Irish. If he moved at a young age, and has lived in England for so many years, then he's English. That doesn't mean he doesn't have an Irish background, however, because he very well may have. It just doesn't make him Irish. I've lived in Australia my whole life. My background is Irish-Scottish, but I don't ever call myself either. Because I'm not. I'm Australian. Anyway, rock on, you dorks. xD Oh, and the article or whatever was cute. Very pretentious. <3
Posted 06/25/2006 - 06:04:36 AM by desertsonata:
 P.S. Hoshit this is old. D: