Wild Nights
PINS - Wild Nights
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2015 Rank: #555 / 741
User Score
Based on 12 ratings
June 9, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bella Union / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
wearepins.co.uk / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
‘Wild Nights’ as a whole feels like a step forward for Pins; they’ve played to their strengths in genuinely self-assured fashion.
80
Under The Radar
This is an album that never feels the need to compromise on enjoyability for substance.
70
NME
While the guitars are grimier and the drums hit harder, Pins haven’t totally smothered their sound in engine oil.
70
Drowned in Sound
Even if they wrap themselves in prettier packaging, they’re as sharp as ever.
70
Clash
Less caustic than their debut, and more of a 'pop' record in tone, PINS still have a long way to go, but they've essentially done what few bands achieve on their second album: made a record more focused and measured while retaining rawness and negating the use of effusive production.
60
The Guardian

It does have a breezy charm, most evident on "Young Girls" and the girl-group harmonies of "If Only", even if it’s not quite as addictive as they might have hoped.

58
Consequence of Sound

Holgate and co. sound self-assured on Wild Nights — a little like they’re still growing into their sound, maybe, but they’re making strides toward something that will set them apart.

40
Pitchfork

Wild Nights' drab sound might have been saved if the lyrics had some life to them.



Added on: April 16, 2015