9 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s clear from the glittering guitar shrapnel of Life Without Sound’s opening minute that this is a different Cloud Nothings. Where the band’s last two albums were blasts of coiled anger, here they circle back to a tempered and polished take on their early optimism, trading the harshest sides of Attack on Memory and Here and Nowhere Else for Weezer-like pop (“Internal World”) and romantic jangle (“Modern Act”). The edges remain, but they’re a little softer now—and brighter, too.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s clear from the glittering guitar shrapnel of Life Without Sound’s opening minute that this is a different Cloud Nothings. Where the band’s last two albums were blasts of coiled anger, here they circle back to a tempered and polished take on their early optimism, trading the harshest sides of Attack on Memory and Here and Nowhere Else for Weezer-like pop (“Internal World”) and romantic jangle (“Modern Act”). The edges remain, but they’re a little softer now—and brighter, too.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings
29 Ratings
ranawaytosea ,

A little disappointed

After the genius of "here and nowhere else" this album is a bit of a disappointment. It's not as consistent and definitely doesnt have the hooks. I understand they want to try something new every album which is cool, but I wish I liked this more. If youre a fan it's worth picking up though.

Ancient Jetties ,

Better Live (recording loses the energy)

Having seen this band live, I think something was lost in translation when they went into the recording studio -- in particular the vocals. Live show carries a ton more energy and sounds/feels better than this production.

Capctygunner ,

There's a difference

This album is a steady approach to a well defined sound. I encourage the first time CN listened to take a chance on this. It's pop hooks and an indie rock blessing. 8/10

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