|No Hope Kids|
|Got no car. Got no money. I got nothing, nothing, nothing, not at all. Got no god. (wah-wah-wah) Got no girlfriend. (wah-wah-wah) I know ? don't...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
His melodies, whether delivered in an affected falsetto (closer to Animal Collective than the Beach Boys) or a grumpy baritone, are simple and hummable to a fault--without the energy of the distorted cassette recording, I have a feeling the songs would be a bit too cloying.
His ability to pump out the music is admirable, now he just needs a filter to sift the crap from the gold. If he hones in on his vision, there's spectacular potential. Until then, we'll have to take the bad with the good or self-compile a "greatest-hits of Wavves 2008/2009" mix tape.
Q MagazineThere's a sense that he's trying to pass off a lack of ability as some kind of artistic statement. [Aug 2009, p.113]
FerelOApr 6, 2009Sure its an uneven album and you may visit the next button more often then you'd like. Overall though the highs are dizzingly high and Sure its an uneven album and you may visit the next button more often then you'd like. Overall though the highs are dizzingly high and the production is beautiful.… Expand
DNewMar 19, 2009No Hope Kids is great. The A.V. Club and P4K got it right.
TonyNMar 22, 2009This album is solid. Fuck you, Austin Chronicle!
Mar 2, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I can't believe Pitchfork had the cheek to rate this 8.1 and feature it in their best new albums section. This is terrible, there is so much distortion and fuzz that it drowns everything in noise. Unfortunately, there isn't much real music to begin with, so hiding it behind a wall of noise is probably considered 'artistic' or 'avant-garde' by the all the hipsters who rated this album highly. Most of the reviews for this album are very positive, which is a f*cking joke if you ask me. In the words of Q magazine (the only magazine to give it a **** rating): 'There's a sense that he's trying to pass off a lack of ability as some kind of artistic statement'.
FredRMar 18, 2009Sampled each song and couldn't even listen to them. Fuzz, fuzz and more fuzz. It's gotta be a joke right?
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