Sound — 8
Any band that starts off a song (Dimension) with such a primal Plant-style scream catches my attention. Wolfmother wears their classic rock/hard rock influences proudly on their collective sleeves. Their music is a modern day mixture of Led Zep and Sabbath. Although there is no technically mind-boggling solos like in either of these great classic bands, WolfMother brings the rock through solid rhythm guitar and some fun keyboard solos.
Lyrics — 8
Lyrics have never been strong in the Classic Hard Rock genre. Wolfmother keeps up this trend by using rhytmically fitting, simple rock lyrics. The lyrics are nothing fantastic, but they don't detract from the music in any way. And come on people, no one thinks Plant is singing anything great when he's singing "shake for me girl, I wanna be your backdoor man, hey ho hey ho hey ho", but it's the feel and the energy conveyed that matter. Wolfmother does a good job bringing the same energy.
Overall Impression — 8
It is a pretty good album when compared to the modern junk that is produced these days, but it can't compare to the classics. If you already have quite an extensive collection of Zep and Sabbath, you could certainly do worse than buying a Wolfmother album. If you don't have a good collection of the heroes of hard rock, however, buy Zep and Sabbath and it'll be a better purchase. Overall Wolfmother's an enjoyable listen, especially: Love Train, Dimension, and Woman.