Within and Without
Washed Out - Within and Without
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2011 Rank: #405 / 891
User Score
Based on 123 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

They’ve succeeded in making an album that does well to second-guess its listener, whilst never disowning the sound that first brought Greene to the foreground.

83
Pitchfork

Within and Without is a declaration to snarky ironists that there is nothing to be ashamed of with this sound.

80
Drowned in Sound

The more he progresses out of his shell, the farther his voice will soar clear of the soon-to-break wave of generalised chillwave nonsense.

71
Beats Per Minute

While the stylistic homogeneity erodes its high points, and it sometimes feels like one giant song, Within and Without harbours some rich, emotive sounds under its monochrome canopy.

40
Consequence of Sound

No amount of hip hop swagger or style can save this album from being exactly what it’s desperately trying not to be: your standard bedroom synthpop record.

40
No Ripcord

It’s just flat out dull, and sounds worn out in 2011.

Jun 30, 2017
FearFlour
77
You're not allowed to listen to this album unless you are having sex.
Apr 28, 2017
frienderman
88
This is what sex is.
Aug 11, 2016
EMR
65
The chillwave manifesto definitely had its few great moments in the very brief trajectory of the movement (if such even existed), and the genre's manifesto played some beautiful tracks in the party, showcasing in its spacious, blissful production quality, its best features. Unfortunately, the resources were not as many as one could hope for, and the whole thing fell down as quickly as it rose, for the disappointment of many of its enthusiasts.
Sep 27, 2015
Sorrugis
76
While Washed Out's first full-length release features some great songwriting from time to time and is definitely pleasing on the ears, it spends a bit too much time buried under reverb and mostly mumbled and unintelligible vocals to totally capture my interest throughout the whole 40 minute journey.

Loved: Eyes Be Closed, Amor Fati, You and I, A Dedication,
Liked: Soft, Far Away
Disliked: Echoes, Before, Within and Without
Jul 15, 2015
74
While I do prefer Life Of Leisure to this one, this album still is able to hold my attention. This album pretty much just offers very relaxing and passive synthpop in which nearly all vocals act as added instrumentation as they are also very relaxing and passive. While yes, it may not be the most rememberable album, it is able to satisfy when being lsitened to.
Fav Tracks: You & I, Amore Fati, Soft, A Dedication