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Cloud Nothings – Cloud Nothings
I think there’s something kind of punk rock about an artist that makes you want to face punch your speakers because you hate them so much when you hear them.
The Cloud Nothings are not a punk rock band. They are garage-y pop, formulaic riff rock with vocals like Daniel Johnston meets They Might be Giants, or Alvin and the Chipmunks Overall, the vocals sound so far away it’s not just the next room, it’s the next house. Lyrics are catchy albeit indiscernible.
But, their music does grow on you. Because of my punk-rock roots, the snotty vocals on Not Important softened my initial reaction. However, I still couldn’t get past the lollypop-kids falsetto on Understand at All. Sometimes, the Lo-Fi, DIY sound makes it hard to tell if they are trying too hard, or not hard enough.
There has been a drastic improvement in this album over their previous recordings over, and this could very well be a stepping-stone to taking Cloud Nothings to the next level. My favourite song on this album (drum roll please)… “Not important”. I suggest checking it out.
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