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Visions Of A Life

Wolf Alice

Visions Of A Life

Second album from the London alt.rock quartet produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, M83, Air)

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  1. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Wolf Alice, as fantastic bands tend to, have completely disregarded the idea that a second album should be difficult and turned out a genuine masterpiece
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    With ‘Visions Of A Life’ Wolf Alice are removing any doubt about their status in the UK music scene. Best band in Britain? 100 per cent
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  3. 10.0 |   DIY

    A darker, bolder Wolf Alice
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  4. 10.0 |   State

    Proof that Wolf Alice are capable of melding the genres of grunge, pop and folk together to sound fresh and unique
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  5. 9.5 |   Gig Soup

    Every word, note, beat and effect counts. 'Visions Of A Life' takes in friendship, loss, excitement, anger, panic, sharp cultural references, family. All life is here, in this vision
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  6. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    May be a somewhat inconsistent journey but it's also pure rock and roll splendor from a band that's super talented and not afraid to take chances
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  7. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    A band who have the world at their feet
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  8. 9.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Album of the year? Quite possibly
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  9. 9.0 |   music OMH

    You’ll struggle to find many better albums than Visions Of A Life this year
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  10. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    There’s no denying Visions Of A Life top marks for a sterling sophomore effort
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  11. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Wolf Alice are never dull
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  12. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The twentysomething U.K. rockers revel in the power of nuanced guitar thunder
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  13. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Having picked up a Mercury nomination for their debut, My Love Is Cool, the band have now written the next chapter in their compelling history
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  14. 8.0 |   The FT

    The subject matter tends towards darkness but is executed with exuberance and sly humour. Expectations are not just met but exceeded
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Another cracker is Space & Time, which starts like The Undertones and gets even better. Not many bands have songs like that, do they?
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  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Explodes the theory that even the best millennial bands struggle to craft cogent albums. It has a head, a tail and a massive great beating heart. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Q

    These are anthemic, headlining songs from a band that is fast becoming one of our finest. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Successfully brings together a variety of influences to create 12 eclectic songs that each carry Wolf Alice's signature sound
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  19. 8.0 |   The Music

    A polished alternative-rock album with the perfect amount of grit
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  20. 7.7 |   AU Review

    A solid album that has more positives than it does negatives, but just lacks the cohesive prowess you’d expect from one of England’s best young bands
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  21. 7.0 |   All Music

    A reflection of a young band trying out all its possibilities, Visions of a Life is more scattered than My Love Is Cool, but its best songs hint at even more potential
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  22. 7.0 |   Clash

    This band’s journey is far from over yet
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  23. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    At times the music meanders a little, especially as the album comes to a close with the title track, but hats off to the band for pushing themselves
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  24. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Wolf Alice proudly carry the banner for Britrock on their second album, a holy site where dead metaphors and teen clichés can spring magically back to life
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  25. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    The Who, The Clash, and The Man Who Fell To Earth all at once
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  26. 6.3 |   Earbuddy

    Visions of a Life doesn’t feel like a real life. Rather, it’s the one Roswell and most people want to envision
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  27. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Admittedly they hit a few soaring peaks, but none that haven't already been conquered. Print edition only

  28. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Eight out of twelve songs is a good hit rate. And four of them are corkers!
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  29. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A band in search of itself on its sophomore record
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