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WILD BEASTS – Present Tense (Domino)

Contrary to popular opinion, I actually preferred ‘Smother’ to ‘Two Dancers’, so I had high hopes for the follow-up. Musically it is just as intricate as ‘Smother’, and the addition of synths on a number of tracks rounds out the sound. Lyrically, the band are as esoteric as ever, with songs about dying dogs and WWE wrestling, and while it’s not as immediate as ‘Smother’, in time it could turn out to be even better.
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