Wild Nothing - Nocturne

Wild Nothing - Nocturne
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #132 / 758
USER SCORE
81
Based on
94 ratings

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83
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

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

81
Beats Per Minute
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
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
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
PopMatters

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

76
Paste
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
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
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
Drowned in Sound

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

70
NME
NME

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

60
Consequence of Sound
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
No Ripcord

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

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User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
85
The new Wild Nothing album perfectly creates the atmosphere of midnight dream pop. The songwriting has improved greatly since Gemini as well. Very chill and replayable.

Favourite tracks: Shadow, Midnight Song, Nocturne, Only Heather, Disappear Always, Paradise, Counting Days, Rheya
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.
Tom Simmons
90
Fav Tracks: Shadow, Nocturne, Rheya, Only Heather, Midnight Song, Paradise, The Blue Dress, Through The Grass, This Chain Won't Break
90
Great songs from start to finish.
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DETAILS

August 28, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Captured Tracks / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 25 - DIY
# 2 - Obscure Sound
# 18 - The 405
# 16 - The Line of Best Fit
# 1 - Under the Radar
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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Added on: June 13, 2012