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Posted by: Dave on May 8, 2006 at 4:09 pm

The music industry’s had its fair share of “wolf” bands over the last couple years – Guitar Wolf, Wolf Eyes, Wolf Parade and We Are Wolves. It’s also had several ‘70s big rock revivialists – including The Darkness, The Datsuns and Diamond Nights. Australia’s Wolfmother falls into both categories, but certainly shouldn’t be dismissed as “just another one of” either. How could you when they boast golden-throated god Andrew Stockdale on vocals? The only other contemporary with such a devilish, Robert Plant-esque, bluesman howl is Jack White. Instead of boldly blazing new ground though (like the rawer, more intimate and countrified direction of The White Stripes), Wolfmother safely revives Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple with lusty wails, mythical and otherworldly folklore, fierce riffs and power organs. It’s far from original, but it’s damn hard to resist their ferocious thunder from Down Under.
Heavy Rotation tracks:Colossalicon“; “Dimensionicon“; “Witchcrafticon“; “Womanicon
Medium Rotation tracks:White Unicornicon“; “Apple Treeicon“; “Joker and the Thieficon“; “Mind’s Eyeicon
Grade: B+ (Slight chance of making my Top 20 Albums of 2006)

(As posted 5/8/06 on davepowersmusic.com)
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