Editors’ Notes Nathan Williams continues to refine his bored-and-bratty, psychedelic surf-rock on Wavves’ fifth album, V. The San Diego native's basic songwriting preoccupations—I suck, life sucks, maybe life is actually kinda okay sometimes—endure, propelled by a now seamless fusion of raucous pop-punk and ‘60s bubblegum that’s worthy of Weezer. But nuance abounds. As Williams worries that he's "getting worse” amid the opening crunch of “Heavy Metal Detox”, he also offers a layer of hope to the acidic shimmer of “Pony”, by way of the album’s most memorable chorus: “It gets better”.

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Heavy Metal Detox
1
3:17
 
Way Too Much
2
2:33
 
Pony
3
2:56
 
All the Same
4
1:56
 
My Head Hurts
5
2:49
 
Redlead
6
3:30
 
Heart Attack
7
2:44
 
Flamezesz
8
2:25
 
Wait
9
2:33
 
Tarantula
10
3:20
 
Cry Baby
11
3:12
 

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