CD What's the Time Mr. Wolf? [The Noisettes] (CD 1327069),
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What's the Time Mr. Wolf? [The Noisettes]


  • 1. Don't Give Up
    2. Scratch Your Name
    3. Count of Monte Christo, The
    4. Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit)
    5. Bridge to Canada
    6. I We
    7. Nothing to Dread
    8. Mind the Gap
    9. Cannot Even (Break Free)
    10. Hierarchy
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9841570

  • Credits
    ProducerClif Norrell; Dan Smith; Jamie Morrison; Charlie Francis
    EngineerClif Norrell; Louis Read; Charlie Francis

    Audio Mixers: Clif Norrell; Danny Kadar ; Louis Read; Paul Stacey; Rich Costey; Jeremy Wheatley.
    Recording information: Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England; Sawmills; Scream Studios, Croydon, England; Sound City Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA.
    Photographer: Daniel Alexander.
    On their 2007 full-length debut, WHAT'S THE TIME, MR. WOLF? the Noisettes successfully establish themselves as U.K. counterparts to New York City's Yeah Yeah Yeahs. While the London-based trio shares a number of similarities with Karen O and company--most notably, a fierce frontwoman and a spare, edgy post-punk-influenced musical approach--the group, led by vocalist/bassist Shingai Shoniwa, clearly has its own distinctive sound. With Shoniwa impressively meshing the singing styles of Martina Topley-Bird (Tricky) and PJ Harvey, the band's dynamic aesthetic is best revealed on the spiky, wire-tight "IWE" and the soulful, bluesy "Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit)," a raucous tribute to gospel great Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.63) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Shingai Shoniwa is a piece of work for sure, jumping from soulful growls to evil shrieks like a cross between Karen O and Koko Taylor."
    Spin (p.88) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Shingai Shoniwa is arresting on the band's remarkably assured debut when she lets it rip..."
    Entertainment Weekly (p.63) - "[Their] dance-rock comes adorned with glittery choruses and jaunty rhythms." -- Grade: B
    Q (p.115) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, this may be art rock, but it's art rock you can hum."
    Uncut (p.91) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "On record, with the whole band skipping from stoner metal to jazz-soul, they're often inspired."
    Kerrang (Magazine) (p.48) - "The Noisettes are a refreshingly unique proposition....With an utterly original sound..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[C]ompelling. The most obvious source of originality is Shingai Soniwa's extraordinary voice, which flits from roof-shaking lung power to quivering psychosis to childlike squeals, via husky seduction and tender romance."
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