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Suego Faults

Wolf Gang

Suego Faults

Debut album of symphonic pop / rock written and recorded by London-based solo artist Max McElligott and produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, Flaming Lips, MGMT)

ADM rating[?]

6.4

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
25/07/2011
US Release date
02/08/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    If he overcooks it, put that down to youthful exuberance. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   NME

    Everything here is beautifully made, lightweight and durable. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Fly

    Instantly infectious and propelled by the kind of shimmering synths and hooks MGMT used to do so well
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    In short, Max is the one-man renaissance of power pop
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  5. 8.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    A debut happily swaddled in glam influences, and glittery and snug in the knowledge that it carries it off
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  6. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    Think of Suego Faults as a whirlwind fling, an album that is so now, you should hear it today. The only question is will you still love Wolf Gang tomorrow?
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Sparkling indie-pop zinging with class, energy and potential?
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  8. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While not the boldest record of recent years, Suego Faults does sparkle on its own and offers little to no respite. Isn’t that what you want in a listen?
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  9. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    Full of interstellar moments that will keep listeners coming back to dance
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  10. 7.0 |   DIY

    When Wolf Gang is good, it’s very good
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  11. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    None of it strays from highly listenable – it’s just that much of it is lost within the overcrowded arrangements
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  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Very good indeed
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  13. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    There's no doubt McElligott has an ear for an uplifting chorus, and there are enough of them scattered about to make the album slip past most agreeably
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  14. 6.0 |   Q

    Falls slightly flat. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Not the most accomplished record on Fridmann's CV, then, but there's still plenty to enjoy here
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    While there's no doubting his ability, his debut album isn't quite distinct enough
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  17. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It really brings nothing new to the table and no matter how alluringly infectious and joyous the major chord harmonies are it becomes one of those cloying, overplayed records in a mere instant
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  18. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    There's a lot to like in Suego Faults, but in the end, not a lot to love
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  19. 5.0 |   AU Magazine

    A glinting pop mirage
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  20. 5.0 |   music OMH

    Suego Faults isn’t a terrible album, it’s just one that’s lacking any distinct musical personality
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  21. 5.0 |   Clash

    So indebted to MGMT it goes beyond humorous
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  22. 4.0 |   Pop Matters

    Wolf Gang has a solid grasp of pop dynamics, but there isn’t much to distinguish the group
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  23. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    His falsetto is earnestly inexpressive, the wide-eyed lyrics cloying and there's nothing here to frighten the supermarket aisles
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