King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2010 Ratings: #177 / 855
Year End Rank: #47
User Score
Based on 141 ratings
2010 Ratings: #85
August 3, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

MasterCrackfox
85
An album that I dug the absolute crap out of back when I first discovered it (probably around the time it got released, maybe a few years out). The surf-esque elements blend with the punk side that meshed so well at the time. I remember seeing them back in 2013 when they were touring on Afraid Of Heights and absolutely fell in love with their sound even more than simply listening to the record could accomplish.

Favorite track: Idiot
Cape90
75
Fav. Tracks: King of the Beach, Super Soaker, Idiot, Post Acid, Take On The World, Green Eyes, Baby Say Goodbye
Least Fav. Tracks: Baseball Cards, Convertible Balloon, Mickey Mouse.

Pretty solid effort, even though a few tracks fell flat, out of the tracks listed, Take On The World is the best and Convertable Balloon is by far the worst.
Rob_StA
94
Favorite Tracks:
King of the Beach
Idiot
Take On The World
Convertible Balloon
Green Eyes
twwalter
83
Wavves have pretty much forged a scene with this album, creating scuzzy, slacker-infused surf punk. It's rock music that's finally cool.
83
This album is one of those albums that I probably shouldn't rate because it's not made to be judged. But I will because it's a great album (I prob wouldn't if I didn't). Nathan can really write fun, catchy songs. Reppin' San Diego the right way.
Fav Songs: King Of The Beach, Super Soaker, Post Acid, Take On The World, Linus Spacehead
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#15/A.V. Club
#16/No Ripcord
#17/Complex
#21/Prefix
#23/Consequence of Sound
#24/Spin
#30/DIY
#36/Treble
#42/Paste
#50/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. King of the Beach 
  2. Super Soaker 
  3. Idiot 
  4. When Will You Come 
  5. Post Acid 
  6. Take On The World 
  7. Baseball Cards 
  8. Convertible Balloon 
  9. Green Eyes 
  10. Mickey Mouse 
  11. Linus Spacehead 
  12. Baby Say Goodbye

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