Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Rank: #65 / 684
USER SCORE
83
Based on
166 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

On Attack On Memory, he’s moved in the opposite direction, opening up wide spaces in his music and letting the fury beneath breathe and then bellow.

90
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

With Attack on Memory, Baldi’s never felt more alive or more authentic.

86
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Attack on Memory is too visceral to feel like escapism, too vital to feel like cheap revival.

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Attack On Memory might be on surface a pretty routine blast of crashing percussion, throaty vocals and biting guitars but repeated listens reveal a more nuanced affair full of charisma and spark.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

Attack On Memory is a short, sharp shock to breathe life into the currently rather lifeless genre of indie-rock.

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

It’s great, catchy as hell, and bristling with retro rage and vitriol.

70
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Most of Attack on Memory has an abrasive, shrewd backbone, but it’s those moments where Baldi hones his sweet touch where the album finds a satisfying balance of surprise and comfort.

70
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

Through Attack on Memory, Baldi maintains many of his songwriting charms—the knack for melody foremost—but he’s clearly made a sharp left turn in terms of the project’s capabilities.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

At its best, Attack on Memory is emo filtered through the lens of somebody smart enough to acknowledge the occasional inanity of its sentiments

60
The 405
The 405

This new darker and screechy-er rendering of Cloud Nothings may not be for everyone, but it’s certainly something a bit affable to try out if you’re feeling particularly scream-y and a little bit teenage

User Reviews
100
I have a hard time saying that any album truly deserves a 100, but if I were to give it to anything, it would be Attack on Memory. This album is a masterpiece of instrumentals; both the guitar riffs and the drums are absolutely fantastic. Unlike the album succeeding this, the lyrics here are both simple and interesting, and accomplish everything they set out to do. Baldi's vocals are excellent, with a sound that is both catchy and powerful. He is truly full of energy on this LP, and it ... read more
90
Even though this isn't a debut album, I consider it to be because this is when C.N. really find their sound, however erratic it may be. A 90's sounding album (with better production) is an album I instantly fell in love with. Dylan Baldi is a very underrated lyricist and guitarist. Possibly my fav alb. of 2012?
Fav Tracks: Wasted Days, Fall In, Stay Useless, Cut you
Tom Simmons
76
Fav Tracks: Wasted Days, Stay Useless, No Future/No Past, Cut You

Least Fav Track: Fall In
SiberianBreaks
87
Cloud Nothings completely change up their sound for the better. Everything about this album is just raw and powerful. The instrumentation is some of the best of the year and the lyrics are incredibly deep with meaning. It definitely came as a surprise for everyone considering how average their previous albums are.

Favourite tracks: No Future/No Past, Wasted Days, Stay Useless, No Sentiment, Cut You
97
<3 Wasted days. replayed it like 1000 times
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DETAILS

RELEASED: January 24, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Carpark
PRODUCER: Steve Albini
GENRE: Indie Rock
WEBSITE: cloudnothings.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 3 - A.V. Club
# 43 - Beats Per Minute
# 27 - Cokemachineglow
# 4 - Consequence of Sound
# 33 - DIY
# 8 - Exclaim!
# 44 - Gigwise
# 14 - No Ripcord
# 25 - Obscure Sound
# 34 - Paste
# 13 - Pazz & Jop
# 19 - Pitchfork
# 18 - PopMatters
# 33 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 21 - Rolling Stone
# 13 - SPIN
# 26 - Spinner
# 6 - Stereogum
# 6 - The Line of Best Fit
Track List
  1. No Future/No Past 
  2. Wasted Days 
  3. Fall In 
  4. Stay Useless 
  5. Separation 
  6. No Sentiment 
  7. Our Plans 
  8. Cut You
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