King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2010 Ratings: #179 / 861
Year End Rank: #49
User Score
Based on 156 ratings
2010 Ratings: #108
August 3, 2010 / Release Date
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Fat Possum / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

MasterCrackfox
85
Okay, one last nostalgic trip down memory lane for tonight and I promise I'll be done. PROMISE.

Wavves is another group, similar to The Front Bottoms, who had a difficult time capturing the magic that was found on their earlier releases over the last decade. Granted, this wasn't their debut record but it was the first album that really started to, pun intended, make waves.

Wavves take the grungy garage rock style and mesh it into some surf-centric California-esque elements that makes you ... read more
Doofy
33
I'm not sure what element it is exactly that pushes this through 'fun' and into 'irritating'.

I think it's more that everything is trying to be grabby - so once one thing stops overdoing it (say the vocals) then in comes an irritating drum break, or some obnoxious backing vocals, or an unappealing 'tra-la-la' intelligence insulting melody, or the lyric sheet drops a clanger, etc.

Rarely does a 'by most measures quite ok' album beg me to switch it off as effectively as this one - and I ... read more
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.
Ennety
77
I love this album. A different approach on pop punk. It sounds fun and has summer vibes. "Green Eyes" is definitely my favorite track on this great album.
Xristoula
88
King of the beach, absolutely suitable for summer vacations.
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Year End 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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