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

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Fat Possum
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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    Partly inspired by Johnny Cash deep cuts and honky tonk obscurities, this Dave Sitek-produced seventh album finds the band maturing but still raw
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  2. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    With ‘Hideaway’, Williams has created a safe space to escape to when shit gets real, both for him and his devoted followers
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    It both bears the hallmarks of the band’s previous output and nods to the more introspective state they’re currently occupying
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  4. 8.0 |   Upset

    Certainly not an album to hide away from
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  5. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Even when Wavves tread some familiar territory, the nine-song album is so short and peppy that it whooshes by like a refreshing ocean breeze
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  6. 6.2 |   Pitchfork

    Working with producer Dave Sitek, Nathan Williams returns with another mixed bag of combative rock songs that are straightforward to a fault
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  7. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    'Help Is On the Way' hovers between suicide and salvation, Williams swimming against the music’s tide
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  8. 6.0 |   Kerrang!

    It’s worth considering that this is Wavves’ seventh album, and the San Diego quartet have built their name and formidable reputation on this kind of thing, so tinkering with the formula may not be the best course of action. Capturing it so beautifully, however, has worked out just fine
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  9. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A warm welcome back after years of revisiting old Wavves, new Wavves is a bit more mature, maybe riddled with a few more demons, but here to get back into the music we’ve missed
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  10. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Wavves head back to their roots on their seventh album, serving up another beach-ready record of indie-punk
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  11. 5.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Hideaway marks the project’s return to Fat Possum, which released the early LPs Wavves and King of the Beach. Yet, returning to the label only seems to highlight Williams’ current predicament; despite the label hopping, the independent releases, the decade of time spent away, Wavves still hasn’t changed much
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