Wilderness - Wilderness
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length for the Baltimore four-piece whose frontman (James Johnson) bears a strong vocal resemblance to John Lydon.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. What Wilderness really seem to signify-- and what makes them important-- is a shift back towards the more cerebral end of the rock spectrum.
  2. A complex yet intriguing soundscape.
  3. Their songs are sublime and obnoxious and sure to inspire revulsion as much as admiration.
  4. 80
    Wilderness take the clang of post-punk and invest it with an elatory fervour. [Sep 2005, p.111]
  5. Though The Wilderness is filled with stunning songs, by album’s end, they tend to meld together. Their uniformity is their greatest fault, though admittedly one that can be overlooked during its best moments.
  6. 70
    Overwhelmingly desolate. [#69, p.112]
  7. Someone needs to tell them that just sounding important doesn’t mean they actually are important.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9