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The musings of a teenage audiophile. Indie, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, Dance, Dubstep, Garage, Metal... music crosses all boundaries. The Cold Cut is devoted to giving you a taste of what's going on in music at the moment.

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A 17 year old taking his first tentative steps into the world of blogging. In my first year, its been up and down, from the slow first months to a busy time around the one year anniversary.

Patrick Wolf- The Magic Position Review

Patrick Wolf is, I suppose, someone that you could call odd. You only have to take a look at the album artwork below to deduce that he is not your average person, or at least someone with an extremely warped fashion sense. But this doesn't really matter; as his 3rd album, The Magic Position, is amazing.

I recently copied my Dad's CD onto my ipod out of curiosity, and I wasn't really expecting to like it. I suppose I was being a bit superficial, though 'you can't judge a book by it's cover', i suppose. The album is very unique and different, much like Patrick's dress sense; Wolf prides himself on the fact that he has never reached for a guitar, and i don't think I could compare the album, or its sound, to anything else barring Bjork, Kate Bush and other "weird" artists. The album follows the opener, Overture, with the title track, which is the happiest point on the album. The next song, Accident And Emergency, has heavy beats and sounds experimental. This is my favourite, and was the first single off the album. The next section is made up of two songs, one which builds up to the next, Bluebells. There's a vcast on Amazon.com (follow link at the bottom of this post): i hope this live performance gives an indication of how good his voice is... The next few tracks are great, particularly Magpie, in which he is joined by a slightly disturbing female vocal.

The only negative aspect of this album is a completely wasted song called Secret Garden. I don't really know how to describe it other than continual white noise for two minutes. But I wont let that alter my review; on the whole, Patrick Wolf has constructed an excellent 13 tracks which will hopefully get him the recognition he deserves. Unfortunately, my brother has been going on about him since the release of his first album, Lycanthropy, and I think I will find myself giving his back-catalogue a listen. All in all, The Magic Position is an excellent album by a rare talent, and I give it 8 out of 10.