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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Los Angeles rock quintet led by Jesse Rutherford was produced by Justyn Pilbrow.
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  • Record Label: Sony / Columbia
  • Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Left-Field Pop
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Daddy Issues
Take you like a drug Taste you on my tongue Ask me what I'm thinking about I'll tell you that I'm thinking about Whatever you're thinking about Tell... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 30, 2015
    70
    Ultimately, Wiped Out! comes off as a "see what sticks" effort; it's slick and polished, but hits varying levels of satisfaction throughout.
  2. Oct 30, 2015
    60
    Wiped Out! is a fine wine in a sea of vodka Red Bulls, and having successfully mixed pop, rock and hip-hop together, it seems like they have finally defined their sound as a band.
  3. Mojo
    Oct 30, 2015
    60
    The LA quintet still sound like 16-year-old boys.... Musically, though, their slick soulful pop-R&B is far more refined. [Dec 2015, p.94]
  4. Oct 30, 2015
    60
    This is surf music for street goths and beach bums with bad attitudes.
  5. Nov 2, 2015
    60
    The subtler, less stylized Wiped Out! keeps the palm-trees-at-twilight feel, but the sound is more hazy R&B than rock.
  6. Nov 2, 2015
    50
    The warmth of "Sweater Weather" and the rest of the Neighbourhood's debut album is gone on Wiped Out!, replaced by a ponderous kind of cool.
  7. Uncut
    Dec 11, 2015
    30
    A stylistic and conceptual vacuum. [Jan 2016, p.78]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Dec 7, 2015
    10
    See, I don't like even giving things close to me a 10/10 - but honestly I can't hear a flaw in this album.
    Production = Solid
    See, I don't like even giving things close to me a 10/10 - but honestly I can't hear a flaw in this album.
    Production = Solid
    Instrumentation = Solid
    Band progression = Solid

    Solid/Solid
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  2. Nov 1, 2015
    10
    So this is honestly one of my favorite albums from all the time i literally cant
    all the songs kill me they're amazing
    The "A Moment of
    So this is honestly one of my favorite albums from all the time i literally cant
    all the songs kill me they're amazing
    The "A Moment of silence" song was something so weird at the start but at the end i loved it
    All the songs are honestly AMAZING
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  3. Oct 30, 2015
    10
    I Love this Record. A Moment Of Silence, that joke that made me laugh for a while. PREY is sooooo PERFECT!!. I don't know better Cry Baby asI Love this Record. A Moment Of Silence, that joke that made me laugh for a while. PREY is sooooo PERFECT!!. I don't know better Cry Baby as of this album. Wiped Out! It is perfect with a harmony of fast and slow. The Beach is my infinite obsession. DADDY ISSUES IS SO SICK!. I have no words about Baby Came Home2/Valentines. Greetings from Califournia is too much mesmerizing!. Ferrari has a melody as catchy and sexy, makes you feel like in a video. Single is the perfect song to dedicate. Finally R.I.P. 2 My Youth is the perfect song to say goodbye to I Love You. and Welcome to Wiped Out! Age, HELL YEAH! Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2015
    8
    Let me begin by saying that my first exposure to The Neighbourhood was at one of their live performances that I only attended at the requestLet me begin by saying that my first exposure to The Neighbourhood was at one of their live performances that I only attended at the request of a friend. The band had such undeniable energy and a great stage presence even in the stuffy venue — I was hooked. I added all of their songs on Spotify and sang along in the shower for months, eagerly awaiting the band's sophomore effort after they dropped their 2014 mixtape.

    Upon first listening to the lead single from Wiped Out!, the drumbeat-heavy "R.I.P. 2 My Youth," I wasn't all that excited. It didn't have exactly the same melancholy feel as the songs from I Love You., and it seemed just a little too cliché a theme. I feared this band was changing for the worse, that their next album was going to be boring. After giving the entirety of Wiped Out! a listen on its release date, I was pretty quickly proven wrong in my assumptions.

    I've found that "A Moment of Silence" is exactly what one needs before being immersed in The Neighbourhood's moody, beach-y sounds: seagull guitars, slow beats, and Jesse Rutherford's occasionally mournful crooning. It's only thirty seconds of silence, and it's also pretty funny.

    "Prey" starts out slow, building up in volume and in the amount of instruments involved in the production. The beat is smooth and the lyrics are catchy by the time the chorus hits. It's an emotional, if not slightly puzzling track.

    It's followed by "Cry Baby," which could, in my opinion, stand alone as a single as well. It's one of the more upbeat tracks, and I find myself replaying it more often than some of the other tracks. The word play throughout the song is simple, but I find it just cute enough to mention.

    The titular track "Wiped Out!" is the second longest track on the album, and for good reason. At first listen, the track drags on with an extended guitar riff after some quick, low lyrics from Rutherford. The guitar sounds like sirens just past the midpoint of the song and by the time it finally fades out, I'd expected the song to end, but it just kept going. Once the literal noise ends, a regular beat and vocals return. The lyrics take a while to fade out near the track's end. I'm unsure if it's a track worthy of the title.

    "The Beach" follows, a sad song that includes more of Rutherford's emotional crooning. It portrays a mood I can only describe as relatable, the volume of the vocals rising and falling like waves on a beach throughout the track. This is another song I continue to replay again and again, and I would love to hear live.

    The next song is titled "Daddy Issues," for those not following along. I didn't expect to take the track all that seriously, but beyond the surface it's a song that's full of the kind of pain that I'm sure many listeners can relate to — to be fair, it's exactly the kind of pain it sounds like it's about. It's a catchy tune as well, though admittedly repetitive. It quickly became my favorite track on the album.

    "Baby Came Home 2 / Valentines" is next, a track that follows up on the song "Baby Came Home" from "I'm Sorry..." It's the longest track on the album, but unfortunately, I don't feel like it belongs here. It's the one song I want to skip every time I play the album. Like it's predecessor, it belongs on an EP — not on the album. The ambient sounds at the end of the track are nearly exhausting to listen to, and though they do serve to add to the beach vibe, that's not something The Neighbourhood needs at this point. We get it, you're from California.

    Speaking of which, "Greetings from Califournia," (yes, I see what they did there) is up next. It's an interesting track that is more haunting than the other songs on the album, but almost too difficult to understand with the voice filter over the chorus. It successfully incorporates all of the same elements and instruments the previous tracks have, but at this point, the eighth song, a little change in the sound might help. The moodiness is definitely abundant, but sort of fatiguing by now.

    "Ferrari" is an obvious change, just a little too late in the game. Not necessarily a good change either. There's more of an unfamiliar rock vibe in the track, though the vocals are sung in the same, sad tune as always. It's not a track I avoid like the sixth, but it's surely not my favorite.

    Another change, acoustically speaking for the most part, is the song "Single." This is what the album needed — it feels different, more honest. It's a charming little track that turns into another filter-heavy mess, only to slow down again into something more recognizable.

    "R.I.P. 2 My Youth" is the perfect closing track, leaving the listener with a solid beat stuck in their head for a week, and an urge to listen to the album all over again just to understand what they just experienced.

    All in all, it's a great album and definitely worth a listen. I'll be nodding my head along to these songs for a long time coming, and I eagerly await more work from these moody Califournians.
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  5. Sep 25, 2018
    7
    Apesar de alguns erros notáveis cometidos na produção do álbum (principalmente nas últimas faixas), "Wiped Out!" é um bom álbum eApesar de alguns erros notáveis cometidos na produção do álbum (principalmente nas últimas faixas), "Wiped Out!" é um bom álbum e definitivamente vale a pena ouvi-lo. "Prey", "Cry Baby" e "Daddy Issues" não sairão, certamente, tão cedo da minha cabeça! Ainda espero o álbum perfeito da banda. Expand
  6. Jan 16, 2016
    7
    The album starts in a very good pace (the hilarious silent joke in 'A Moment Of Silence' gets me everytime). The well developed 'Prey' getsThe album starts in a very good pace (the hilarious silent joke in 'A Moment Of Silence' gets me everytime). The well developed 'Prey' gets you excited for what's next. The expectations are corresponded as soon as 'Cry Baby' intro starts to play. Catchy chorus, incredible musical arrangements. The brightest moment is the title track 'Wiped Out!', prefectly produced, amazing solo and great potential. But from that moment on is a long way down. It's sounds like another album, with a drastic rhythm change. By 'Ferrari' you feel exhausted. 'R.I.P 2 My Youth', though, makes you believe and expect the next album. Maybe it brings enough maturity for the band to finally decide which path to follow.
    While flirting with distinct sounds, The Neighbourhood sadly can't deliver properly any of them.
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  7. Nov 5, 2015
    2
    Not a very good album. The Neighbourhood tries to take a confusing route in a new style that I don't understand too well. Jesse Rutherford,Not a very good album. The Neighbourhood tries to take a confusing route in a new style that I don't understand too well. Jesse Rutherford, the lead vocalist, sounds very dead and a lot less smooth and sexy than "I Love You" on this album. Excellent production and performance on a Moment of Silence though. ;) Expand

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