Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Nov 20, 2014
    100
    More than most noise albums, or deliberately confrontational music, this is a record that unsettles and subverts.
  2. The Wire
    Dec 16, 2014
    80
    Unforced, almost conversational asides give the music an intensely focused off the cuff feel. [Dec 2014, p.46]
  3. Nov 25, 2014
    80
    Nothing Important is a remarkable record--at times deeply, painfully intimate, but also witty, bawdy, surreal, disquieting, nostalgic, brash and fearlessly individual.
  4. Mojo
    Nov 20, 2014
    80
    A remarkable record. [Dec 2014, p.100]
  5. Nov 20, 2014
    78
    The ritual drama of falling and picking one’s self back up again (taking "responsibility," as Dawson prefers in interviews) plays out in every element of this music, and is key to its elusive power.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 7, 2015
    70
    Nothing Important offers more of idiosyncratic "ritual community music," as he calls it. [Feb 2015, p.75]
  7. Dec 11, 2014
    70
    He’s crafted something braver, harder, and worth a spin. White paintings be damned.
  8. Nov 20, 2014
    70
    Nothing Important's best moments clearly belie its title.
  9. 70
    Namechecks for Peter Beardsley and Peperami show eccentricity, but once you get used to his atonal delivery, Dawson emerges as a talented chronicler of the tiniest, realest details.
  10. Q Magazine
    Dec 8, 2014
    60
    Nothing Important is madcap, abrasive and, at times, laugh-out-loud funny. [Jan 2015, p.124]

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