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  • Summary: The eighth full-length studio release from Cleveland indie rock band Cloud Nothings was produced by Jeff Zeigler and mixed by Illuminati Hotties' Sarah Tudzin.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. Apr 19, 2024
    From the moment it starts to its very last note, Final Summer comes rich with gargantuan hooks that make you feel alive. His more hopeful outlook might have inspired this creative renaissance, but Baldi unintentionally emphasizes the simple pleasures of a rock song with an earnestness that shadows his complex songcraft.
  2. Apr 24, 2024
    Final Summer is another strong album from a remarkably consistent band, but it's the wisdom, maturity, and joy Cloud Nothings bring to it makes it an especially satisfying listen.
  3. May 16, 2024
    Final Summer is as sharp and exuberant and fierce as anything this band has ever done.
  4. Apr 18, 2024
    Baldi muses, “Can you believe how far I have come?” Anyone who’s been listening since Turning On won’t either. Cloud Nothings have never sounded so committed to going the distance.
  5. Apr 18, 2024
    This isn’t a nihilistic record, especially with the wistful but bright closing sentiment of “Common Mistake”—where Baldi sings “You’ll be alright, just give more than you take.” But most of the talking is done by Gerycz’s sledgehammer drumming and Baldi’s layered guitars, a hallmark of all great Cloud Nothings songs.
  6. Apr 22, 2024
    It's yet another solid rock record from a reliable group who are very good at this sort of thing.
  7. Apr 18, 2024
    Dylan Baldi’s vocals are presented in a somewhat hushed manner, turning what could be a bona fide rock banger (there’s a pep in this chorus, to be sure) into an also-ran. On the numbers that more closely resemble the Cloud Nothings trademark sound - see the melodic ‘Mouse Policy’, or the bright ‘The Golden Halo’ - it’s an ideal fit.

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