Wild Go - Dark Dark Dark
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 28, 2011
    90
    Wild Go is easily among the frontrunners for album of the year (so far).
  2. Jul 28, 2011
    80
    Melodies take shape and dissolve, musical reference points blend unexpectedly but the effect, though disorientating, is always accessible. [Jun 2011, p.110]
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    80
    When co-leader Marshall LaCount takes vocals the band teeter on the brink of woe-is-me self-parody, but overall this is like a statelier Mazzy Star, dark in all the right places. [May 2011, p.82]
  4. Jul 28, 2011
    75
    The tracks are at their most compelling--which is to say: very compelling--when they're listened to in isolation from one another or liberated from the album's initial lineup. The greatest favor you can do as a listener is to allow the same open air and breathing room the songs allow themselves.
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    70
    Though their own spirit may have mellowed and darkened over time, on Wild Go Dark Dark Dark couldn't be moving more resolutely towards the light.
  6. Jul 28, 2011
    67
    The band works via accumulation, gradually building up to moments of muted drama, yet LaCount's leads wreck that momentum.
  7. Jul 28, 2011
    60
    The tone is wistful and serene more than sad and heavy, but principal singer Nona Marie Invie still sounds like a femme fatale, with a coiled, spectral charm that suits the band's name. [Jun 2011, p.104]
  8. Jul 28, 2011
    50
    There are flourishes throughout, but there are also too many pretensions and, ultimately, the album is undone by an unwelcome abundance of unresolved ideas.
  9. 30
    Just as you're starting to see light at the end of the tunnel, you realise that there's another five-track EP by these self-absorbed, boring, aesthetically bankrupt bellends still to go. Double bummer.

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