Nocturne - Wild Nothing
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  • Summary: The second release for the dream-pop project of Jack Tatum was produced with Nicolas Vernhes.
  • Record Label: Captured Tracks
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Noise Pop
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 14, 2012
    90
    This is a gorgeous album of soundscapes that are able to stand up alone.
  2. Nocturne proves that Tatum is firmly at the centre of the Wild Nothing universe, and around him orbits his dreams, influences and abilities, which seem to stretch out infinitely.
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    This is Jack Tatum's Platonic pop record, and if it doesn't meet the expectations of critics, for lack of soupy textures or the rough edges of home recording or whatever, it's because he exceeded them.
  4. Dec 14, 2012
    76
    Tatum doesn't offer anything game-changing, but he does serve up a platter of breathless, sometimes mindless synth-pop fun.
  5. Dec 14, 2012
    70
    Tatum has nevertheless produced an album that, despite its obvious glances back at the past, is smart, sophisticated and of its own pop moment.
  6. 70
    So while Nocturne is gorgeous, it's a little too predictable to become truly exciting.
  7. Dec 14, 2012
    50
    There is just too little here to distinguish Wild Nothing from the vast sea of mediocre 80s revivalists, all getting a kick on overhyped nostalgia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 16, 2013
    10
    Jack Tatum's latest work proves it all. Wild Nothing at it's best. A true improvement from Gemini. With their Shoegazing and Dream Pop sounds, it's colorful, sweet, blissful and fun. Get it now! Expand