- You're Welcome

Wavves - You're Welcome
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on 16 reviews
2017 Rank: #170 / 289
USER SCORE
69
Based on
36 ratings

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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.

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.

64
You're Welcome features nuggets of fine tracks, such as "You're Welcome", and "Million Enemies", but above all else, it feels like a jaded, tired album.
scott96k
45
Million Enemies is pretty great tho
57
Daisy - 70/100
You’re Welcome - 40/100
No Shade - 50/100
Million Enemies - 80/100
Hollowed Out - 60/100
Come to the Valley - 30/100
Animal - 65/100
Stupid in Love - 70/100
Exercise - 30/100
Under 50/100
Dreams of Grandeur - 60/100
I Love You - 80/100

Average Rating: 57

Overall Opinion: What a letdown! Their last album was brilliant! What is this garbage? I enjoyed a few tracks but the majority of it was just weird, annoying voices, and exactly the opposite of what I wanted to hear ... read more
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DETAILS

May 19, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ghost Ramp / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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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