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The debut from Leeds-based, four-piece Wild Beasts is a collection of ten beautiful, eccentric, very British tales. An incredibly confident record showcasing the band's pop sensibility as well as their humorous side. Delightful, romantic, magical, and timeless. "It's sublime stuff, full of variety, subtlety, intelligence, and warmth" - Artrocker.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Wild Beasts-All Hot & Bothered Nov. 2 2009
By S.G.R. Black - Published on
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One can guess fairly easily if one wanted to know what "Limbo, Panto," Wild Beasts' excellent debut album, will sound like. Much like their band name, the music presented here sounds, well, wild, animalistic, primitive, and somewhat tribal. Wild Beasts have two lead singers, Hayden Thorpe and Tom Fleming. Thorpe, whose vocals range from angelic and graceful to raw, rigid, and at times, incoherent and erratic tends to over power the much needed balance and consistency of Fleming, whose vocals are the complete opposite of Thorpe; deep, soft, soothing, and yes, very sexy. Though the mixture is startlingly unique, if at times a tad bit too eccentric. Still, "Limbo, Panto" is a brave introduction to and interesting band that never fails to engage and challenge it's listener.

What is "Limbo, Panto?" The dictionary defines 'limbo' as a place or state of restraint or confinement and 'panto' (derived from pantomine) as any or various dramatic dancing preformance in which a story is told by expressive bodily or facial movements of the performers. The result is ten tracks of sexual angst, agression, and repression. Most of the songs here defy convention and fail to stay in a place of confinement as suggested by the album title. Instead, the songs break through the restraints destined by their artists. Baroque and operatic are words I would describe the bulk of tracks here, except for Fleming's breakout, 'The Devils Crayon,' which is possibly one of the main highlights on "Limbo, Panto." However, the big star here is sex. "Limbo, Panto" oozes sexuality. On the opening track, 'Vigil For A Fuddy Duddy,' Thorpe wails, "Hug it to me, and the rubber raspberries, with wantingly wet mouth I suck . . . remind me of your gentle f**k." On 'Woebegone Wanderers,' Thorpe swears by his own cock and balls. So whether it's "casual sex with a hard up thug" as it is in "The Old Dog" or "huffing and puffing on the mattress stuffing" in 'She purr-purr-purr-purred-while-I-grrr-grrr-grrr-grrr-grrr-grred,' one thing is for sure, Wild Beasts have come from their mother's womb to swoon ('Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants'), and I, for one, am smittened.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Dandy Lions April 23 2012
By Guy Haynes - Published on
This took me by surprise, as much as I loved the two albums that followed this one for some reason I assumed the debut was going to be an awkward embryonic experiment and would fall short in comparison. I'll admit I only purchased `Limbo Panto' because I found it going cheap - it has proven itself a bargain.

This could well go down as one of my favourite debuts of all time; ridiculous, flamboyant, camp, excitable, risky, raw, freakish, youthful, ebullient, humorous, everything you want a band to be on their first release! The lyrics are great stuff, oh so English whether swearing on your c*ck and balls, settling disputes with cheesy chips or exiting the stage with a final `cheerio chaps'.

This won't be to everyone's taste - the whole enterprise sounds not unlike a Vaudeville cabaret show where someone is doing unspeakable things to a Jeff Buckley tribute act. It could have ended up sounding awful if the songs weren't there, if the humour didn't hit home time and time again - as it is `Limbo Panto' skirts close to greatness and could make most of what you are currently listening to sound pedestrian in comparison. A classic.
Overall an awesome album Feb. 2 2013
By Jeremy Jensen - Published on
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Some of the tracks I could listen to on repeat without ever getting bored, however... There are some songs on this album that I struggle to make it through. Some of the highlight tracks IMO are Please Sir,and She Prrr'd While I Grrr'd.

For sure a fun album to listen to despite some of it's perverse to an almost funny level lyrics.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Limbo, Panto Dec 26 2008
By Lee Archer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Great CD
Exactly What I was Expecting
Unique Songs w/ A lot going On
I Enjoy It
0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Intersting. Feb. 20 2009
By Ray - Published on
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I like a few tracks on this cd it takes time for this cd to grow on you, they remind me of The Bonzo Dog Band that style of music. As I said some interesting tracks and some very bazaar.

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