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  • Audio CD (13 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B004U9T92M
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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BBC Review

Brave lady, Nerina Pallot. Choosing to work with Duffy producer Bernard Butler for similarly 60s-slanted, Motown-referencing pop can’t fail to raise comparisons and expectations. And given Duffy moved on to another sound/producer with diminishing returns, there’s the chance someone will think Butler was the X factor in that relationship. But Pallot is a lot more experienced and tenacious than Duffy (she’d have to be to contend with Butler’s hands-on approach). She’s survived major label shenanigans, releasing her second album Fires independently despite having hits while on Warners (she’s now signed to Geffen). And she writes, or co-writes, all her own songs; although interestingly there’s not a single Butler co-write here. We’re talking services-to-the-stars songcraft here.

The opening Put Your Hands Up, for example, was originally intended for Kylie Minogue (Pallot’s got credits on Aphrodite). But it wouldn’t sound this way if it had reached Kylie. This version is initially restrained, subtly lifted by those keening, Butler-patented strings; but 70 seconds in, it unexpectedly kicks in at twice the volume and energy, with Butler’s guitar pushed up behind the beat and the auto-suggestion of liberation. It’s a masterstroke, to add to the song’s already inch-perfect flow. Compare that to her last album, 2009’s The Graduate, whose electronic sheen lacked direction and identity (did she want to be Kylie-meets-Alanis? Probably not). Brought on board by Pallot’s love of The Sound of McAlmont & Butler, our Bernard knows how to make a song swing and his guitar always responds to Pallot’s nimble touch – check the zippy solo that briefly pops out of Turn Me on Again.

Even when Pallot plays with pop conventions, she’s never flash or crass. If I Lost You Now’s jazzy MOR chords have the classy hallmark of Hall & Oates, and This Will Be Our Year isn’t far behind Raphael Saadiq’s current 60s-black-hall-of-fame love fest. But the album’s second half shows Pallot can be hemmed in by pop convention, when she should be breaking out. The hushed piano-ballad finale History Boys (written when pregnant, amid reports of child casualties of war) is a beauty, but the likes of I Think fall into that grey zone between rock and pop. Still, Year of the Wolf could be a commercial monster to match Duffy’s if led by the right singles (Put Your Hands Up is first). But assuming she wants it, Pallot won’t make the same giddy impact until she truly embraces her inner bravery.

--Martin Aston

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Gregory on 6 Jun 2012
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This was third album I bought by Nerina Pallot. Yet again I played it in the car for months! This album has some more upbeat songs compared to Dear Frustrated Superstar and Fires, however she has included some of her slower tempo tracks which feature her rich and beautiful voice. I think the album is fantastic and my favourite tracks are: Put Your Hands Up, Turn Me On Again, Butterfly, I think and Grace. I would strongly recommend this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By kdw on 7 April 2012
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A wonderful album of varied and delightful songs from Nerina Pallot, my absolute favorite must be "All bets are off" which comes as a slow and thoughtful change after the faster pace of the first two tracks, "Put your hands up" and "Turn me on again". all in all a very easy to listen to album with many varied songs and haunting lyrics. Another success for Nerina Pallot.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Jun 2011
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With a title like 'Year Of The Wolf' I could hardly ignore
Nerina Pallot's new album could I?! Of course I could'nt!

It's a deft set. Ms Pallot knows her way around a good tune.
This is not a voice to set the world on fire but it's quirky
and competent and suits her sprightly but undemanding music well.

The choice of roping Bernard Butler in as producer was a brave one.
It doesn't always work truth-be-told; his brash, four-square string
settings threaten to overwhelm the songs at times; he really is not
the most imaginative of arrangers!
(The rather lovely 'All Bets Are Off' is given a particularly raw deal!)

Things sound better when Ms Pallot is left a little more to her own
devices, as she is on the very pretty and uncluttered 'If I Lost You Now'
but Mr Butler WILL be heard and numbers such as 'Butterfly' and 'I Do
Not Want What I Do Not Have' are swamped by his inelegant guitar playing.

The gentler moments are by far the best. The stripped-down simplicity
of the country-tinged 'Grace' delivers Ms Pallot's (and the album's) finest
moment. It is a beautiful song, sensitively and movingly performed and
really didn't need still more of Mr Butler's intrusive strings to make
it shine! (So too with the almost sublime final track 'History Boys' where
piano and voice would have been more than enough to bring it to life).

Don't get me wrong; there's a lot to love here. Call me a silly Old Wolf but
Ms Pallot, her fragile voice and a single guitar would have made it perfect.

A flawed gem but in many ways too precious to be ignored.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JH on 14 May 2013
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Brilliant voice, great lyrics, talented musicians, true music. The kind of album you discover over time but love straight away and that in the end leaves you stronger.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George Orwell on 2 Jan 2013
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I bought it because I love 'Put Your Hands Up' and 'Turn Me On Again' but also found new favourites with 'I Think'. I can relate a lot to that song in particular and Nerina's new album hasn't failed to impress me once again.

I'm very happy and fellow fans, old and new shouldn't hesitate to buy this straight away. It's lovely music to relax to but also has tracks which are brilliant and upbeat.
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My first ever Amazon review - and prompted by the fact I could not believe anyone would give this superb album less than 4 stars. I first saw Nerina supporing Suzanne Vega quite some time ago and was instantly impressed by the songs from "Fires". If anything I think Year of the Wolf is even better, particularly Put Your Hands up, All Bets Are Off, If I Lost You Now, Grace and History Boys. Not that there are any truly weak tracks on the album. I saw Nerina a couple of weeks ago at Union Chapel and she is coming to the end of an ambitious (insane?) schedule of an EP a month during 2014 and there are many tracks worth checking out on those too. Kepp up the good work!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lee Mallabar Dreamware on 12 Oct 2011
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I think one of the many problems Nerina Pallot has had in her career is that she's very hard to fit into a single category. With someone like Duffy, we all know what type of music she makes and that seems to make it easier for success to come. Pallot though, is a true artist, with massive singing, songwriting and musical talent. One of the aspects of her genius is that all of her albums are full of diverse sounds and styles. It's nice to see that everyone has their own favourite tracks, but one of the downsides here is that literally every single media review of every one of her albums will cite different good songs and different poor songs. I have to ask why 'professional' music reviews exist, because music is such a personal thing and a reviewer's taste always comes into it. Just google some of her album reviews and you'll soon find that I'm not talking nonsense!

Another slight downside to the diversity is that in this instant gratification day and age, people are far too quick to start typing out a review and post it for posterity. Some people may be a fan of certain tracks of previous albums, take one listen to a new album and decide they don't like it because there's not enough material which matches the style of their favourites.

I wasn't madly in love with her 3rd album, The Gradiuate, at the beginning. Coming on from what is widely regarded as her best album, Fires, it was always going to be a tough act to follow, especially as it was slightly more poppy and less singer/songwritery (I'm paraphrasing Pallot, it's not just my opinion of her style). If I'd reviewed that album after one listen: 3 stars. But after a dozen or so listens, it seemed to be a definite 4 star album!
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