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The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

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Patrick Wolf: Sundark and Riverlight

Wolf displays exceptional fragility and grace with these songs.

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Patrick Wolf: Brumalia EP

There is something of a lagging magician about Wolf. For all the (literal) bells and whistles in his music, it sometimes feels as though all his tricks are festooning his sleeves.

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Patrick Wolf: Lupercalia

A love album dedicated to Wolf's soon-to-be husband William, Lupercalia is full of perfect sun-drenched hooks. Yet it also feels oddly soulless, as if in sacrificing some of his weirdness, Wolf sacrificed his emotional heft as well.

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Patrick Wolf: The Bachelor

He's had quite a run thus far but at the tender age of 25, eccentric chamber-pop wunderkind Patrick Wolf finally has his first bona fide misstep on his hands.

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Be Yourself and Be Free: An Interview with Patrick Wolf

The Bachelor might be a lonely work, but family, fashion, politics, and even a little voyeurism are behind Patrick Wolf's new album.

Ginger Liu
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Patrick Wolf: The Magic Position

A bold, romantic album touched by a rare imagination and an indefinable magic -- pop music at its most deliriously inventive and exciting.

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Now Hear This: Patrick Wolf [London]

Flamboyant, extravagant, even audacious, Patrick Wolf's public image may have garnered him some notoriety, but it's his skill with songcraft that has won him praise. Now Wolf stands poised to tackle the mainstream with his forthcoming The Magic Position.

James Evans
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Patrick Wolf: Wind in the Wires

Sophomore release from electro-operatic neo-folker speaks to the wind-blown wanderer in us all.

Zeth Lundy

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