I've listened to lots of music from both far and wide, taking in both imports and US bands of all genres, and I've had trouble topping what I've found within the voice touted here. I'm not sure what it is exactly, what place that those words seem to wrap around and to seep into, but while walking that valley of words I sometimes find myself filled with tears and sometimes I find myself smiling. With that in mind I can say that Wolfsheim is quite possibly one of the best bands I've ever had the privilege of listening to, with them understanding what it means to make masterpieces out of what others oftentimes overlook. They go beyond the veil of simply making music, taking all their talent and making something that is, in a word, beautiful. Rarely can I say I've been moved by something enough to call it that, but some of the things they've recorded has evoked feelings that most songs cannot find.
55578 is a montage of many of their former works that have been collected, showing some of the diversity that can be accomplished by them. Perhaps most well known of those works would probably be Sparrows and Nightingales, with its club success, and rightfully so. It is actually a great song. Still, it is only one key to a voice with the ability to express so much. Some are older and less refined than others, mind you, not as far along in the growth cycle of the band. Still, don't let those fool you. When you listen to them, letting those words incubate inside you, you'll find yourself addicted to the Wolfsheim vice. Sometimes it happens through the beautiful, with "Lovesong" being touted, and some of it reflects on how heartache and hardship worms its way into life, like "As I Fall" showcases. There is even the cover of Ruby, Don't Let Your Love Go To Town here for good measure.
When listening to Wolfsheim, you should perhaps sample and see what albums you like the most and then pick those albums up first. I personally like "Anyway" as a song to tout to people, but others have their personal favorites. Regardless, this is a band that manifests many things within their body of work and that should be listened to and given a chance because my words don't do them justice. They're the one addiction I've always been happy to sport.