Cloud Nothings - Cloud Nothings
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  • Summary: A solo project from Cleveland's Dylan Baldi, Cloud Nothings' debut is full of poetic teen angst and lo-fi pop melodies.
  • Record Label: Carpark Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Noise Pop, Noise-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 1, 2011
    91
    The Cleveland teenager slashes though catchy melodies like broken guitar-strings on his full-length debut as Cloud Nothings, as if mad dashes of melodicism grew on trees.
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    80
    The 11 songs here are not only 90-percent hit single material; they work together in concert as an album (as well as in pairs and trios).
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    80
    It may not be a timeless classic - much like a lot of his immediately great yet throwaway peers - but for all Baldi's youthful exuberance, he's proven himself an honest and remarkably mature set of hands.
  4. Jan 20, 2011
    70
    Improving prospects aside, though, the basic deal is the same, and Cloud Nothings rattles along at a fair old clip, boasting an embarrassment of hooks delivered with unassuming, 'it's-probably-nothing-but' panache.
  5. Jan 27, 2011
    70
    Cloud Nothings is a power pop tour de force, firing on all cylinders, rocketing through 11 pop nuggets like no record you've heard in the last year. [Year End 2010, p.69]
  6. Jan 25, 2011
    66
    Cloud Nothings plays like the sonic equivalent of a merry-go-round ride-all momentum and boundless energy. This ride is fun, of course, but only in small doses.
  7. Jan 20, 2011
    60
    This fuzzily recorded album shows he's got a deep well of hooks to plunder, and he knows when to stop.

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  1. May 30, 2011
    7
    Cleveland's Dylan Baldi provides us with 11 snappy, catchy tunes that, whilst never life-affirming, still fizz with the brash and bravado that comes with the irresponsibility of youth. http://hackskeptic.com Expand