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You're Welcome


You're Welcome

Sixth studio album from the San Diego surf-rock four-piece led by Nathan Williams

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  1. 9.2 |   Gig Soup

    Packed into 35 minutes, Wavves new release is able to include songs that are simple and smart at the same time. Simplicity at it’s best
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  2. 8.5 |   The 405

    Altogether, You’re Welcome is a powerful message from Wavves. The record seems to say “fuck you” to everyone who thought that constricting the band’s energy and creativity was the right move
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  3. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Full of smart sonic curveballs
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Nathan Williams could have kept cranking out fun and frothy albums like V with little effort; it's good that he decided to stretch his creative muscles a little on You're Welcome
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    Not only eclectic, but also borderline bizarre at times
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  6. 8.0 |   The Music

    Proof that these slacker surfer punks are still king of the beach
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Proves that nearly ten years in, these Californian surf rockers are far from washed up.
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  8. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    You’re Welcome is a welcome addition to Wavves’ discography, and achieves a range of maturation, both sonically and topically, that Williams has not previously exhibited
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  9. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Nathan Williams ages as gracefully as he can on his sixth studio album
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    As the sixth album in a career that has seen its ups and downs, it contains comedic elements of humour that looks to the brighter side of life
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  11. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A hint of glam transpires from ‘Million Enemy’, the outstanding track of the album, channelling Gary Glitter and the New York Dolls, ready to become an indie dancefloor ear-worm
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  12. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Without some of its stranger yet welcome experiments, You’re Welcome would be another decent summer album. However, Wavves has already given us plenty of those
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  13. 6.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Williams has traded on a decidedly bratty persona for much of his career to date and, accordingly, hasn’t always been the easiest guy to warm to. He goes some way to making amends with some of his most endearing lyrics yet on You’re Welcome
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  14. 6.0 |   Q

    Every song has an irresistible hook and a whole lotta heart. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Nathan Williams and his brat-punks have reverted to the DIY route--surely the natural seedbed for their scattergun sonic brainstorms. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Displays the benefits and pitfalls of emerging from beneath a lo-fi blanket of noise
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  17. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The greatest strengths of Wavves are under-utilised here. Straightforward cuts like Daisy, Hollowed Out and Exercise double-down on their surf-rock/garage roots and demonstrate the simple joy of a catchy hook and fuzzy chords
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  18. 6.0 |   Punk News

    Right now they still seem to be in the reactionary phase, rebelling against the slick pop punk produced for Warner Bros. Ideally they’ll find a happy medium but for now we have You’re Welcome
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  19. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    Caught between exploring something new and rehashing something old
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  20. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    This is not music for close listening. Not being able to get the killer hook from "Million Enemies" out of your head is almost worth that sacrifice
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