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  • Summary: The second release for the dream-pop project of Jack Tatum was produced with Nicolas Vernhes.
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  • Record Label: Captured Tracks
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Noise Pop
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Only Heather
Dressed in the moonlight and paler than bone She has got something that I've never known I couldn't explain it I won't even try She is so lovely she... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 14, 2012
    90
    This is a gorgeous album of soundscapes that are able to stand up alone.
  2. Dec 14, 2012
    81
    Nocturne proves that Tatum is firmly at the centre of the Wild Nothing universe, and around him orbits his dreams, influences and abilities, which seem to stretch out infinitely.
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    Nocturne still treads the same paths, but it finds Tatum taking far bigger, more confident, strides.
  4. Dec 14, 2012
    76
    Tatum doesn't offer anything game-changing, but he does serve up a platter of breathless, sometimes mindless synth-pop fun.
  5. Dec 14, 2012
    70
    Tatum has nevertheless produced an album that, despite its obvious glances back at the past, is smart, sophisticated and of its own pop moment.
  6. Dec 14, 2012
    70
    Minor criticisms aside, this is still a highly enjoyable record that knocks spots off most of the competition still tripping over each other's shoelaces to be the most shambolic lo-fi band in town.
  7. Dec 14, 2012
    50
    There is just too little here to distinguish Wild Nothing from the vast sea of mediocre 80s revivalists, all getting a kick on overhyped nostalgia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 16, 2013
    10
    Jack Tatum's latest work proves it all. Wild Nothing at it's best. A true improvement from Gemini. With their Shoegazing and Dream Pop sounds,Jack Tatum's latest work proves it all. Wild Nothing at it's best. A true improvement from Gemini. With their Shoegazing and Dream Pop sounds, it's colorful, sweet, blissful and fun. Get it now! Expand
  2. Jun 6, 2018
    9
    ''Nocturne'' is a triumph! ''Paradise'' is a shining light centerpiece, highlight of an album and so is ''This Chain Won't Break''.
  3. Feb 8, 2021
    8
    Wild Nothing build on the sound of their excellent debut "gemini" by bringing more depth and life to their sound with a more consideredWild Nothing build on the sound of their excellent debut "gemini" by bringing more depth and life to their sound with a more considered production approach. The melodies are again here in abundance and the songs on "Nocturne" cement Jack Tatum's place as the early 2010's master of dream pop. He's made 2 of the best albums of that time. Like the debut, I'm reminded alot of the 80's (a blend of Smiths and Cure characteristics but fundamentally it all comes down to a shared ability to write incredible indie pop songs). It's packed with great songs so rather than pick out highlights just sit down with it for 3/4 of an hour and savour it. Expand