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Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25

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  1. FredR
    Mar 18, 2009
    Sampled each song and couldn't even listen to them. Fuzz, fuzz and more fuzz. It's gotta be a joke right?
  2. Mar 2, 2018
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can't believe Pitchfork had the cheek to rate this 8.1 and feature it in their best new albums section. This is terrible, there is so much distortion and fuzz that it drowns everything in noise. Unfortunately, there isn't much real music to begin with, so hiding it behind a wall of noise is probably considered 'artistic' or 'avant-garde' by the all the hipsters who rated this album highly. Most of the reviews for this album are very positive, which is a f*cking joke if you ask me. In the words of Q magazine (the only magazine to give it a **** rating): 'There's a sense that he's trying to pass off a lack of ability as some kind of artistic statement'.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Though a solid and promising outing, Wavves isn’t a revelatory record. It fits nicely into the "scene," however vague that semblance is these days.
  2. There's thrilling evidence of compelling, thoughtful craftsmanship.
  3. There’s an energy coursing through this, and records like this, that is undeniable....But there’s also your standard fare. Several of the songs sound the same. There are a couple of atmospheric tunes that add no atmosphere.