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  • Summary: The debut full-length album for the Australian garage rock-pop duo of Alex Wall and Jordan Malane was produced by Devonte Hynes (aka Lightspeed Champion or Blood Orange).
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 20, 2012
    70
    Nothing to Do is admittedly pretty one note in sound and subject matter, but the boys deliver it with so much enthusiasm and so many hooks, it's hard to care.
  2. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    It's raggedy and satisfying, unconcerned with anything beyond its very elemental attitudes and poses.
  3. Apr 17, 2012
    70
    If you worship Wavves, or the epic SoCal proto-hardcore of the first Redd Kross and Adolescents record, kneel and marvel. [May 2012, p.67]
  4. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    Fans of No Age and Best Coast will recognize the formula here - but what the band lack in originality they compensate for in energetic spark. [May 2012, p.93]
  5. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    The album swings back and forth between modes for half an hour, with decent hooks and sprightly rock-outs along the way (notably Who Are You, the title track), but even in the eternally throwaway field of garage-pop, these thrills are fleeting indeed.
  6. Apr 13, 2012
    60
    It's not a bad first album; it's just not a great one, either.
  7. Jul 9, 2012
    40
    It gets old quick, but this goofy dance punk record is fun for the first few spins. [Jun 2012, p.158]

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