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Wild Beasts nab Mercury Prize

Wild Beasts nab Mercury Prize

Last September the Leeds-based band Wild Beasts released their sophomore album “Two Dancers,” and a year later they’re still riding high on the record’s success, nabbing a Mercury Prize for Album of Year alongside exciting young acts like I Am Kloot and The XX. The album itself is highly cerebral, highly original and widely acclaimed,…

Wild Beasts, Two Dancers

Wild Beasts, Two Dancers

I tried to read a book the first time I listened to Two Dancers, the latest album from Leeds-based band Wild Beasts, but as soon as the bass crept in, followed by a precise, tribal beating of drums, I put my book down and listened to the whole album. And then, when it was over, I listened to it again.