Idiot Pilot - Wolves
- Artist: Idiot Pilot
- Album: Wolves
- Label: Reprise
- Year of Release: 2007
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- Reviewed by: deatheyesforkiley on 2008-03-11
On Idiot Pilot's sophomore album, Wolves, they turn the hardcore way down. Unlike their first album which was jammed with hardcore sounds Wolves sounds melodic and sometimes even a little electronic at times (Think Postal Service on crack). Wolves sounds like it was influenced by Radiohead very much. Vocalist, Michael Harris shows off his vocal range, ditching some but not all of his throaty screams. This two man band is helped out quite a bit by the presence of Travis Barker drumming on some tracks and Chris Pennie from Coheed and Cambria.
This effort is chalked full of highlights. The first two tracks "Last Chance" and "Elephant" are some well put together tracks. They uplifting and show the maturity that comes with this album. Both mix an little computerized feel with a faster rock that blends together beautifully. The sixth songs titled "Cruel World Enterprise" is a slower and elegant track that brings a different feel to the album. Though their sound has changed they were not fully able to abandon the screams. "Red Museum" is a track that mixes guttural screaming with some intrancing electronic melodies and makes for a enjoyable experience. The final song of the album is "Recurring Dream." The track is slow and hypnotizing and is a perfectly predictable ending to a very well put together album.
All considered for being a two man band Idiot Pilot created their best to date in Wolves. It is an album that you will want to listen to over and over again. Wolves is a very accessible album for anyone who has not heard of Idiot Pilot. Wolves is a great effort filled with some beautiful songs and pretty cool melodies.
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