- Nocturne

Wild Nothing - Nocturne
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #143 / 860
USER SCORE
81
Based on
112 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Pitchfork

Nocturne is painted with the same colors as Gemini, but the resolution is much higher.

81
Beats Per Minute

Nocturne proves that Tatum is firmly at the centre of the Wild Nothing universe, and around him orbits his dreams, influences and abilities, which seem to stretch out infinitely.

80
The 405

... it is a soothing and ethereal listen with songs that would do well in the charts as well as songs meant for private and reflective listening.

80
Under The Radar

This time around, Tatum is attacking the form with a more "adult" approach, careful in its construction and aware of its context—but somehow eternally youthful in its vision, still lost in the clouds.

80
PopMatters

It’s an album made of dreams, haunted visions, and echoes that extend forever.

76
Paste

The record is fun and lovely when it’s happening—and you’ll want it to happen a lot—it just doesn’t leave you with much fat to chew on after. 

75
Pretty Much Amazing

This homogeneous approach leads to an all around gorgeous album; but it also sacrifices the kind of tension and complexity that makes a good album great.

75
A.V. Club

On Nocturne, he’s matured considerably as a songwriter, demonstrating a knack for the subtle nuances that make memorable songs tick. 

70
Drowned in Sound

Maybe if Tatum had taken the 'less is more' approach, Nocturne's impact would have been greater.

70
NME

While ‘Nocturne’ is gorgeous, it’s a little too predictable to become truly exciting. 

60
Consequence of Sound

Unlike Gemini, many of the tracks on Nocturne feature a homogeneity that begins to tire by the eighth or ninth track.

50
No Ripcord

Unfortunately, the album suffers greatly from following in the same footsteps of other 80s new wave revivalists: being safe and repetitive.

User Reviews
Feb 7, 2016
SiberianBreaks
86
Nocturne's greatest aspect is how it sounds like a complete upgrade of the debut. Everything from the production to the songwriting has been heavily improved upon and it still manages to flawlessly modernize the wonderful sounds of the 80's. When it comes to dream pop with beautiful textures and solid songwriting, this is as good as you can get.

Favourite tracks: Nocturne, This Chain Won't Break, Paradise
Jan 2, 2015
Zatak
90
It's incredible how this album keeps growing on me at each listen. I always find it pleasant to listen to even though, two year ago when I first listened to it, I'd already thought it was damn beautiful.
Nov 20, 2014
Tom Simmons
90
Fav Tracks: Shadow, Nocturne, Rheya, Only Heather, Midnight Song, Paradise, The Blue Dress, Through The Grass, This Chain Won't Break
Sep 24, 2012
90
Great songs from start to finish.
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DETAILS

August 28, 2012 / Release Date
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 25 - DIY
# 2 - Obscure Sound
# 36 - Piccadilly Records
# 18 - The 405
# 16 - The Line of Best Fit
# 1 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 7 - Insound
# 21 - Pitchfork Readers
# 35 - The Needle Drop
# 13 - Urban Outfitters
Track List
  1. Shadow 
  2. Midnight Song 
  3. Nocturne 
  4. Through the Glass 
  5. Only Heather 
  6. This Chain Won't Break 
  7. Disappear Always 
  8. Paradise 
  9. Counting Days 
  10. The Blue Dress 
  11. Rheya
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New Track: Wild Nothing – “Women’s Wisdom”
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Listen: Banned Books – Everything I’ll Ever Need
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Video: PUP - DVP
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Added on: June 13, 2012


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