Wicked Will - The Ettes
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  • Summary: The LA-based band, now living in Nashville, reunite with longtime producer Liam Watson for their fourth album.
  • Record Label: Varèse Sarabande
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Garage Rock Revival
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 2, 2011
    80
    If the band were merely backtracking from the more arranged and fleshed-out sound Cartwright gave them, this record could be seen as a retreat. Instead, it sounds like they needed to go back to Watson to root out demons and get back to basics; instead, it sounds like a charge.
  2. Aug 4, 2011
    80
    The album teems with strong songs and performances.
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    72
    Unlike many retro-revivalist bands, they've got Hames' sassy vocals front and center, ensuring that the band's both smiling and showing its teeth.
  4. Aug 2, 2011
    70
    Wicked Will offers a sprint through Ettes' tumultuous world, and in the end, the whole ride lasts for little more than half an hour. Oddly, the one emotion that the band avoids-joy-is the one that it leaves you with in its wake.
  5. Aug 4, 2011
    60
    It's hard to deny the Nashville charm of The Ettes, back for their fourth album, as they drive you down a back road with their blues-tinged rock, gliding as smoothly as Southern moonlight. [Jul 2011, p.89]
  6. 60
    The retro inferences of this one male/two female trio's name appear prominently in their spunky, punky, fuzzed out, garage rock.