11 Songs, 31 Minutes

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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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”.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Fix it!!¡¡ ,

Fuk u wbr

Fight the good fight Nathan and don't let big business ruin talent for $$$

S83N ,

Oh yes

Even though Williams had to fight the man for this single/album to drop, this album sounds like it's gonna rock

bob marley's ghost ,

Kinda Disappointing

All the songs are good on their own, but there's pretty much no variety here like there was on any of their past albums. Just a bunch a catchy pop punk. If you've heard the singles, you've pretty much heard the album. I'll take Afraid of Heights or the Cloud Nothing's collab over this any day.

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