The Lovers

Album Review of The Lovers by Lone Wolf.

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The Lovers

Lone Wolf

The Lovers by Lone Wolf

Release Date: Nov 27, 2012
Record label: It Never Rains
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

90 Music Critic Score
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The Lovers - Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

Drowned In Sound - 90
Based on rating 9/10
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If there's one constant about Paul Marshall as an artist it's an unassailable willingness to evolve gracefully with every recording. Whereas 2007's Vultures introduced him to the world as a Nick Drake loving troubadour of considerable repute, it was the follow-up, three years later, that really highlighted Marshall as one of this nation's most understated talents. Having reinvented himself as Lone Wolf, Marshall constructed a set of darkly-intoned ballads with the help of Jeniferever's Kristofer Jonson and Duels drummer-cum-producer extraordinaire James Kenosha.

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DIY Magazine
Their review was generally favourable

Lone Wolf, aka Paul Marshall, is widely described as an alternative folk singer/songwriter, but that doesn’t really prepare you for the sounds on new album, ‘The Lovers’. What we mean by ‘folk’ is so muddy that we’ve created sub-genre after sub-genre to try to clean the definition up, but it obviously hasn’t worked very well: ‘alternative folk’ is just more confusing. If contemporary folk music is everything folk-like which isn’t traditional, then isn’t all contemporary folk alternative? I don’t know.

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