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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Feb 18, 2021
    80
    While human suffering or pain isn’t joyous, the special craft of nothing,nowhere. most certainly is, and ‘Trauma Factory’ is a splendid occasion for celebration.
  2. Feb 25, 2021
    70
    Even with the quick-shifting styles, the emotional charge of the songs and Mulherin's distinctive songwriting sensibilities expand nothing,nowhere's range and keep the album from devolving into a scattered mess.
  3. Feb 18, 2021
    70
    ‘Trauma Factory’ is overlong and occasionally indulgent, but if those are the terms under which Joe is operating, then this daring, forward-thinking genre piece is worth the price of admission.
  4. Feb 23, 2021
    66
    Aided by its dynamic pop-punk flourishes, Trauma Factory glows with earnestness and demonstrates all the good that can come from embracing pain.
  5. 60
    His 2017 debut Reaper was built around tender guitar motifs that would mesh with stuttery trap beats. There is some of this on Trauma Factory, but it’s been mostly sidelined in favour of vocal melodies that frequently sound like playground rhymes.
  6. Feb 18, 2021
    60
    Trauma Factory’s straight-up rap moments are more hit-and-miss, with the likes of exile and upside down feeling coherent enough but lacking in bite, demonstrating how nothing,nowhere. sounds best when the musical backdrop is thicker and leans more into the heavier side of Joe’s sound.
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  1. Feb 19, 2021
    9
    While not as direct as his previous releases, nothing,nowhere. hits new highs and lows through the journey called trauma factory, his 4th fullWhile not as direct as his previous releases, nothing,nowhere. hits new highs and lows through the journey called trauma factory, his 4th full length album. (3rd on a major label). As is normal for Joe, he does not want to be pinned to a main genre or style. No matter how hard he tries to play multiple sides of the genre aisle, his best work is found when he sticks to what he is best at, guitar solos with beautiful vocals and witty lyricism; fast paced rap with heavy backgrounds from 808's. Glad to hear you release another masterpiece Joe! Full Review »