Nothing Happens

Wallows - Nothing Happens
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 260 ratings
2019 Ratings: #653
Liked by 8 people
March 22, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Northern Transmissions

With a few predictable directions to start from, this record is consistently surprising and if nothing else a fun experience to listen to.


Taken together ... Nothing Happens is relatable to a Zeitgeist as much as an age group and shouldn't be missed by those with a certain melancholy-pop sensibility.

Under The Radar

While there is nothing unpalatable on Nothing Happens, there is also some intangible ingredient missing from the music.

If I had to describe this album in one word in would be this: Wholesome.
Having heard a couple of Wallows songs before, I was pleasantly anticipating this album. Not as a hardcore fan, but as a having a passing casual interest. And goddamn, I was absolutely loving the time I was having with this album. From the fuzzy, distorted and punchy guitars, to the excellent rhythm section, to the bright and colorful synths, all tied together with steller clean as a whistle yet big and blaring production. ... read more
woo, a pretty good debut album from wallows, im amazed because the album cover was pretty boring.
but know, first impressions are often wrong.
anyways, its an incredibly colourful album.
and I like how wallows shoved in 'underneath the streetlights in the winter outside your house' into ice cold pool. very clever, I was actually hoping to see that single featured in the album.
nothing happens has a variety of sounds, with synths in are you bored yet? and very upbeat guitars in treacherous ... read more
Edit: This is perfect, I can't fault this album at all, it's perfect
Edit 2: It's still perfect but not a 100, going back to 90

The more I listen to this album the more I love it, each track really works, and the transitions are orgasmic, to say the least. The flow of this album is amazing and really carries the whole thing. The only songs that break that immersion slightly is the singles themselves, that could be because I've heard them before though, possibly. The album is catchy and fun, ... read more
i enjoyed wallow's previous ep, useless to say that i liked their first lp too - it gets a little overwhelming at some points tho
nice tracks: are you bored yet? > scrawny > only friend
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Track List

  1. Only Friend
  2. Treacherous Doctor
  3. Sidelines
  4. Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo)
  5. Scrawny
  6. Ice Cold Pool
  7. Worlds Apart
  8. What You Like
  9. Remember When
  10. I'm Full
  11. Do Not Wait
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Added on: February 1, 2019