V (Wavves album)

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V
V - Wavves.jpg
Studio album by Wavves
Released October 2, 2015
Genre
Length 31:15
Label
Producer Woody Jackson
Wavves chronology
No Life for Me
(2015)No Life for Me2015
V
(2015)
You're Welcome
(2017)You're Welcome2017

V is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Wavves. The album was released on October 2, 2015 through Ghost Ramp and Warner Bros. Records.

Reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 77/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
The 405 8.5/10 stars[4]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound B[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]
The A.V. Club B+[6]
DIY Magazine 5/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork 6.5/10 [8]

Jon Caramanica of The New York Times called it "a peppy album about the tragic pleasures of wallowing in poor choices. [...] The balance of good cheer and dark clouds is partly in the arrangements — V comprises exceedingly bright songs verging on true pop-punk. It’s probably the cleanest-sounding Wavves album to date."[9] Consequence of Sound's Collin Brennan felt the album "visceral and downright volatile [...] a self-assured record penned by a songwriter who’s anything but sure of himself, and that dynamic shines right through the curtain of fuzz."[2] The 405's William Tomer commented that "one who chooses to listen to the album in full--an exceedingly easy task to do repeatedly given the immediate appeal of the record--will be treated to one of the most down-to-earth takes on what it is like to be actively battling your demons, internal or otherwise."[10] Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone felt "their songs have never been sharper, brighter or more confident."[5]

Cover artwork

The album cover represents the Minor Arcana's card of Five of Cups.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Heavy Metal Detox (Pope/Williams)" 3:17
2. "Way Too Much (Gates/Williams)" 2:33
3. "Pony (Herring/Williams)" 2:56
4. "All the Same (Pope/Williams)" 1:56
5. "My Head Hurts (Pope/Williams)" 2:49
6. "Redlead (Gates/Williams/Williams)" 3:40
7. "Heart Attack (Williams)" 2:44
8. "Flamezesz (Gates/Williams)" 2:25
9. "Wait (Gates/Williams)" 2:33
10. "Tarantula (Pope/Williams)" 3:20
11. "Cry Baby (Williams)" 3:12

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 85
US Billboard 200[12] 133

References

  1. ^ a b "V - Wavves". Allmusic. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Collin Brennan (September 27, 2015). "Wavves – V". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Critic Reviews for V". Metacritic. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wavves - V". The 405. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Jon Dolan (October 1, 2015). "Wavves's New Album: V". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Bigger and sharper than ever, Wavves keeps its eccentricities on V". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Wavves - V". DIY Magazine. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Wavves V Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ Jon Caramanica (September 30, 2015). "Review: Wavves Celebrates the Joys of Bad Decisions on 'V'". The New York Times. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ William Tomer (October 1, 2015). "Wavves – V". The 405. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ Ryan, Gavin (October 10, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Triple J's 'Like a Version 11' Stops Cold Chisel From Debuting At No 1". Noise11. Retrieved October 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Wavves Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2015.

External links

  • Official website
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