You're Welcome
Wavves - You're Welcome
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2017 Rank: #338 / 624
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
May 19, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ghost Ramp / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

92
GIGsoup
So many things to do, so little time to do it these days, however, one thing to do that takes only a little over a half-hour is to listen to the new release from Wavves, listeners will no doubt, love it..
85
The 405

Altogether, You’re Welcome is a powerful message from Wavves. The record seems to say “fuck you” to everyone who thought that constricting the band’s energy and creativity was the right move.

85
Prefix

While the album has the signature Wavves sound, the songwriting and production is taking on a sophistication that only comes with a progressing level of musical maturity.

83
A.V. Club

You’re Welcome isn’t a mere homage to the history of popular music; the band has assimilated these influences into its own sonic approach. As a result, even Wavves’ familiar inspirations feel invigorated.

80
Exclaim!

Besides one failed experiment of a song, You're Welcome's 11 other tracks are not only some of the best songs Williams has ever penned, but some of the freshest, most inventive tunes the genre has heard in years.

80
AllMusic

It's good that he decided to stretch his creative muscles a little on You're Welcome. It's even better that he came up with a smart and compulsively listenable update on the Wavves sound that kept all their rambunctious energy, but also added some fun tricks and treats.

80
DIY

It’s not only eclectic, but also borderline bizarre at times.

80
Drowned in Sound

Wavves has come a long way from being derided as neo-Blink 182 rip-offs and carved out a lane of their own, one that has continued to widen with their latest release, You’re Welcome.

75
Consequence of Sound

Wavves’ music has always been tailor-made for hazy summer days (and nights) and this record doesn’t disappoint on that front either. But altogether, this is the sound of the former King of the Beach aging gracefully. Or as gracefully as this punk can manage.

70
Loud and Quiet

This time things lean more towards the early pop of the ’50s paired with a ’90s indie rock urgency. It’s less about the energy of punk, but still raw and abrasive.

70
Clash

Originally whittled down from 40 songs Williams had penned from a jumble of sample-led ideas, ‘You’re Welcome’ nonetheless features Wavves proverbial fuzzy guitar distortions and surf vibes, but includes his explorative forays into ‘70s psychedelia from South America, Cambodian pop and his obsession of ‘50s doo-wop.

70
Northern Transmissions
While a fun new sound for Wavves, it’s hard to feel like this isn’t a record we’ve heard before with a new face on it, rather than a true evolution of the band.
65
The Line of Best Fit

There is a palpable sense of purpose and urgency about You’re Welcome that make it the best Wavves record.

60
Slant Magazine

While the band's sonic palette has become immeasurably more sophisticated, You're Welcome indicates that Williams only follows suit with his melodies about half the time.

60
The Skinny

The greatest strengths of Wavves are under-utilised here. Straightforward cuts like Daisy, Hollowed Out and Exercise double-down on their surf-rock/garage roots and demonstrate the simple joy of a catchy hook and fuzzy chords – something that's smothered elsewhere on the album beneath the constant tinkering.

60
Under The Radar

Any real attempts at evolution are marginal at best, and ultimately You're Welcome is just another Wavves album, another collection of sugary anthems.

60
Pitchfork

You’re Welcome feels stale, dried of both new inspiration or improvisational allure.

Nov 14, 2017
blinkclyro
70
You’re Welcome is exactly what you may think it is if you have any experience with the band: it is a solid pop-rock album which strayed from the bands angrier tone, adopting a more poppy visage, giving a new sound. While there are poor songs on the album, it is generally to the high standard, both in terms of production and quality, that is expected of the band. While it does more or less continue with the band’s style, its baby step sized departures do hold some promise for the ... read more
Aug 31, 2017
wolfgangAMADEUS
72
PERFECT PRODUCTION
MEH COMPOSITION
GOOD IDEAS
GOOD INNOVATION
Aug 29, 2017
PherCubbins
77
Million Enmies
Come to the valley
Animal
Stupid in Love
Exercise
Under
Dreams of Grandeur
Jul 24, 2017
Jer
70
A solid album, catchy as all hell and a fun listen. I do find myself coming back to only a few tracks rather than the entire album though.

Favorite Tracks: Stupid In Love, Million Enemies, Daisy

Least Favorite: No Shade, Come To The Valley, Animal
Jul 9, 2017
50
It's medicore.
Track List
  1. Daisy
  2. You’re Welcome
  3. No Shade
  4. Million Enemies
  5. Hollowed Out
  6. Come to the Valley
  7. Animal
  8. Stupid in Love
  9. Exercise
  10. Under
  11. Dreams of Grandeur
  12. I Love You


Added on: March 1, 2017