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Wu Lyf: Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

John Calvert, The Quietus, 27 June 2011

THERE’S NO DOUBT that "blind faith" is the metier of the emphatically idealistic Wu Lyf. If as a fan you're to join them in remaining wonderfully oblivious, then it's imperative to pooh-pooh certain unassailable facts. The flawed Go Tell Fire To The Mountain is repetitious and reactionary, obvious and facile. "Shite garage indie" said one, "I hate Wy Clef Jean, always have" said another. But it's not the whole truth. Reason tells you that it's keek, total bunkum. Your heart, however, has other plans. If you're a sucker for a hopeless dreamer there's a handsome symmetry to the sound of viral marketing's favourite sons.

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