• Band Name: Dawes
  • Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2011
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 100
    ["A Little Bit Of Everything"] is a thoughtful, mature conclusion to an album that seems to summarise one of the more welcoming trends in American rock
  2. It's doing more with less, on a level that simply demands attention. That, ladies and gentlemen, just might make Dawes something you'll pass on to your children.
  3. Jun 13, 2011
    85
    Tay Strathairn's work on the keys shines on just about every song; Wylie Gelber maybe one of the most tasteful bassists ever, and Griffin Goldsmith's percussion is rock steady and incredibly impressive, especially considering his young age. But it is the sum of all these parts that makes Nothing is Wrong something truly special.
  4. Jun 13, 2011
    83
    With Nothing Is Wrong, Dawes comes far, and appears to be only getting started.
  5. It's as close to a perfect Americana album as there's been this year--fans of the California sound from CS&N to the Jayhawks will find much to love.
  6. Aug 18, 2011
    80
    Nothing US wrong reminds you of early Jackson Browne or Jimmy Webb, albeit with a tougher, rootsier swagger. And it's a worthy addition to that fine Californian bloodline. [Sep 2011, p.94]
  7. Aug 3, 2011
    80
    Nothing is Wrong is a terrific follow-up for a band that delivers beautiful, powerful music straight from their own hearts and right to yours. Believe.
  8. Jul 21, 2011
    80
    You may not love it, but you'll probably like it, and that's enough.
  9. Nothing Is Wrong sees the band not only avoiding the often-discussed sophomore slump, and rising to the challenge and delivering a far more accomplished record than their first; one that should make the band into one of the biggest and most respected in the current americana/folk rock community.
  10. Dec 5, 2011
    70
    Those looking to rock out won't find many headbanging opportunities here, but Nothing Is Wrong works well as driving music, particularly if the scenery outside your windshield matches the sepia-toned music.
  11. 70
    Dawes's second album succeeds on its own terms, and will appeal to fans of solid roots-rock songwriting.
  12. Jun 13, 2011
    70
    Though restlessness is the dominant lyrical theme here, Nothing Is Wrong sounds familiar and comforting (see the airy, aching "Fire Away," featuring Jackson Browne)
  13. Jun 13, 2011
    60
    Taylor's current side project, Middle Brother, shows his wilder, less studied side; this tuneful but sometimes bland set could use more of that.
  14. Aug 15, 2011
    50
    Nothing Is Wrong would have been a better record had that time been spent eking the emotion out of their own lives, rather than their record collections.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 21, 2013
    8
    This is one of the freshest and a non-mentally taxing albums I've heard in a long time. It's nice to see there's are still some musicians breathing life into roots Americana ala Jackson Browne or James Taylor. The wordplay in some of the lyrics where a little awkward but you can appreciate Taylor not using the standard I love you's or the like. Definitely worth the price of admission. Full Review »
  2. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    Simply one of the best alt-country-americana-indie-folk albums of the last few years. They're onto something unique here - The combination of stellar melodies and the stark simplicity of the arrangement/production is quite compelling. Full Review »