Attack on Memory
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2012 Rank: #79 / 929
User Score
Based on 280 ratings
January 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Carpark / Label
Steve Albini / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
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

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

86
Pitchfork

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

80
PopMatters

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

80
musicOMH

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

80
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.

70
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

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

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

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

Feb 4, 2017
90
This album is just genius. was surprised at how much it grew on me, Incredible
Dec 12, 2016
JFulfy
96
Musically this album is brilliant, its not an album that is replayed a lot for me, but every time I come to it, it provides a new emotion for me. It makes me excited. I love this album .

Fav Tracks; No Future/No Past, Fall In, Stay Useless,
Nov 15, 2016
BuffaloStaple
77
A good chunk of the tracks here have little to no replay value for me unfortunately, but when it's good, it's excellent. From a songwriting standpoint, I admire what Cloud Nothings accomplished here, but I can't say I love it musically.
Feb 29, 2016
KevinPasos
90
Essential Tracks - Wasted Days // Fall In // Stay Useless // Seperation
Nov 5, 2015
82
A reminder that angst can sound compelling.


Added on: October 25, 2011