9 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s clear from the glittering guitar shrapnel of Life Without Sound’s opening minute that this is a different Cloud Nothings. Where the band’s last two albums were blasts of coiled anger, here they circle back to a tempered and polished take on their early optimism, trading the harshest sides of Attack on Memory and Here and Nowhere Else for Weezer-like pop (“Internal World”) and romantic jangle (“Modern Act”). The edges remain, but they’re a little softer now—and brighter, too.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s clear from the glittering guitar shrapnel of Life Without Sound’s opening minute that this is a different Cloud Nothings. Where the band’s last two albums were blasts of coiled anger, here they circle back to a tempered and polished take on their early optimism, trading the harshest sides of Attack on Memory and Here and Nowhere Else for Weezer-like pop (“Internal World”) and romantic jangle (“Modern Act”). The edges remain, but they’re a little softer now—and brighter, too.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

kkm20 ,

👍

I never tire of listening to them.

Tyler_the_will ,

Meh...

Modern act is still straight fire but the last two singles released are total flops. I understand Dylan Baldi wanting to try new things on every record and maybe step back from the noise rock style that popularized them but these songs are just not good. These are just boring and generic pop rock songs which worked when he was writing and recording them in his basement but the production is too clean and the songs are just too bland.

Ancient Jetties ,

Better Live (recording loses the energy)

Having seen this band live, I think something was lost in translation when they went into the recording studio -- in particular the vocals. Live show carries a ton more energy and sounds/feels better than this production.

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