At one point last year a friend of mine, who I've introduced to Patrick Wolf, had The Tragic Position as his personal message on MSN. This was partly a response to the news that Patrick was intending for TMP to be an upbeat and more optimistic record than Lycanthropy and Wind in the Wires
As we both appreciate the dark melancholy of WitW, the furious beats of Lycanthropy
, and I personally love the sense of nostalgia of The Patrick Wolf EP and his b-sides, we were worried that he would turn away from these aspect of his act. So, ever since we've been eagerly awaiting the release of his 3rd album and we even went to see this troubadour of the modern age at a fantastic gig in a church in Islington this December.
I'm not going to review TMP per se (doesn't feel quite right to review a leaked album), but I do feel like putting forth a commentary on the individual tracks.
is the greatest opening track ever.
I love those drums.