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Fave Five: Hayden Thorpe - Five Albums That Show Me How It's Done

We all miss the now-defunct UK outfit Wild Beasts, but with his solo album, singer Hayden Thorpe is aiming to make something more personal, and raw. Guiding his way? His "Five Albums That Show Me How It's Done".

Evan Sawdey
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Wild Beasts - "Get My Bang" (Singles Going Steady)

It was only a matter of time until Wild Beasts would fully embrace a more electronic sound.

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The Best Albums of 2014

From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.

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Wild Beasts: Present Tense

Wild Beasts pushes its sound further away from the high-wire theatrics of its early records to create another indispensable album in a catalog quickly becoming one of rock's most distinctive.

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The Best Indie Rock of 2011

A “Best of Indie Rock” list, by definition, will be an eclectic bunch. And the process of culling through what the genre had to offer is a task this year -- the indie world has had a banner 2011.

Corey Beasley
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Wild Beasts: Smother

Wild Beasts return with a subtle, stripped-down album that represents their finest work -- and one of the finest albums you'll hear all year.

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Wild Beasts: We've Still Got the Taste Dancing on Our Tongues

Two tracks for Hayden Thorpe, two tracks for Tom Fleming. Everybody wins.

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Wild Beasts: iTunes Festival London 2010 EP

Ever eccentric and beguiling, Wild Beasts' music has a more immediate appeal in a live context.

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"We're Trying to Make Our Own Kind of Mythology": An Interview with Wild Beasts

Bruce Springsteen? Drowning rats? Steve Reich and the joyous art of hedonism? These are the least interesting topics that Wild Beasts talk about following a year of well-deserved acclaim for their sophomore album.

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Wild Beasts: Two Dancers

While last year's eccentricities remain present and correct, these Wild Beasts are animals of style and grace rather than carousing, rabble-rousing indie-pomp.

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The Best of Britain 2008

British music in 2008 was for once every bit the match of its American equivalent, and tantalisingly suggested there's much more to come.

Chris Baynes
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Wild Beasts: Limbo, Panto

Love them or hate them, Wild Beasts are surely the most bewilderingly fresh new band in the UK.

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