8 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few bands manage to pull off the kind of hard left turn Cloud Nothings made between Cloud Nothings and Attack on Memory. Leaving behind the fizzy, sweetly frenetic sound of Dylan Baldi’s early recordings, Memory finds Baldi—now backed by a muscular band—plowing full speed into far darker territory, from the dirge-like “No Future/No Past” to the explosive “Wasted Days,” which winds up with Baldi howling, “I thought I would be more than this.” Even the album’s brightest moment, “Stay Useless,” has a serrated edge to it—the kind of balance between gravel and honey that Nirvana found circa Nevermind.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Few bands manage to pull off the kind of hard left turn Cloud Nothings made between Cloud Nothings and Attack on Memory. Leaving behind the fizzy, sweetly frenetic sound of Dylan Baldi’s early recordings, Memory finds Baldi—now backed by a muscular band—plowing full speed into far darker territory, from the dirge-like “No Future/No Past” to the explosive “Wasted Days,” which winds up with Baldi howling, “I thought I would be more than this.” Even the album’s brightest moment, “Stay Useless,” has a serrated edge to it—the kind of balance between gravel and honey that Nirvana found circa Nevermind.

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