Forth Wanderers

Forth Wanderers - Forth Wanderers
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #351 / 742
User Score
Based on 83 ratings
2018 Ratings: #543
April 27, 2018 / Release Date
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Sub Pop / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny

Forth Wanderers have managed to produce a record that’s of a piece, made in a way that reflects how we interact in modern times.

80
AllMusic

It's a rock-solid set, notable for good songs as well as a distinctive if simultaneously throwback sound.

80
DIY
Bringing together two parallel creative paths, the result is an irresistible tautness that shapes their entire first full-length, angular lines competing with Trilling’s diary scribble writing; her vulnerable admissions bolstered by a serious punch.
80
Clash
It´s the type of record that makes you want to separate all the layers, just to enjoy each instrumental and vocal arrangement individually, then put it back together and bask in the way it all comes together.
80
God Is in the TV
A peach of a record with a host of alarmingly effortless attractions.
80
NME

These might be some of the most well-crafted rock songs you’ll hear all year long.

80
Exclaim!
The nervous, blemished energy of Forth Wanderers is gripping with heaping amounts of charm, bitterness, sarcasm, and unease in the right proportions, making our insecurities stare back at us.
77
Pitchfork
The heroes of ’90s indie rock haunt their music, but Forth Wanderers don’t seem interested in pure emulation: Their style feels unmannered; their tales of young-adult frustration would feel cutting and relatable in any decade.
70
The Line of Best Fit

Lacking some of the resonance that made their debut so endearing, Forth Wanderers is nonetheless a bittersweet and refreshingly candid second record from a band that’s seemingly found its voice.

70
Loud and Quiet

Throughout it’s bursting with the uncontainable energy of glorious garage rock from a band confident in approach and growing into their sound.

70
No Ripcord

The self-titled record is their Sub Pop debut - and follow-up to 2014’s Tough Love - but already Forth Wanderers ooze the confidence and candidness to make themselves major players in their indie-pop sphere.

60
The 405

If you’re trying to find expansions on the limitations of rock music, you’ll be accosted by roadblocks at every turn.

60
Dork

With an almost sweetly sobbing tone ... her songs are wistful but rarely self-pitying, and ‘Forth Wanderers’ sparkles with a pensive, but optimistic energy.

ryanreviews
70
Solid release but this band has yet to convince me that they are special from the rest of the indie rock bands out there.
KengojiUltamYT
83
Catchy Indie Rock with an Emo tinge

Best Tracks: Company,Not For Me.New Face,Saunter,Tired Games,Temporary
Worst Track: Be My Baby
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uhTragic
86
cool indie-rock record.
NR
The album from start to finish is a complete cohesive work. The album art set us up with mundane scenes of middleclass suberbia, monochromatic without much pizaze; there is no pretension. These themes in the illustration are continued with its lyrics of modest admissions teenage growing pains. Disonant sounds resolve with major chords, as real life has its highs and lows. The colmination of the sound, pacing and words takes the listener on a relatable journey with powerful feels.
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Track List

  1. Nevermine
  2. Company
  3. Ages Ago
  4. Taste
  5. Not For Me
  6. Be My Baby
  7. New Face
  8. Saunter
  9. Tired Games
  10. Temporary
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Added on: February 14, 2018