The Wants - Container
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #437 / 685
User Score
Based on 43 ratings
2020 Ratings: #477
Liked by 2 people
March 13, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Council / Label
Post-Punk / Genres
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Container, with its motorik beats and break-neck pacing, zips by in a flurry of hyper-active guitars and chopped up vocals that are unrelenting over the short length of this LP. The highs make great workout listening-- "The Motor" especially should be played in every commercial for running gear for the next decade at least. "Container", "Fear My Society", and "Clearly a Crisis" are right up there with it for getting you to pogo around your bedroom like ... read more
The trio from Brooklyn inherited a post-punk map and decided to follow the instructions to the ice age, taking great care not to get the slightest scratch, but unfortunately, that's not the way the map works.
Bears all the characteristics of a debut album - lack of proper hooks or real finale to most of the tracks and pointless interludes, but there's a lot of potential and songs like The Motor and Killing Joke-esque Ape Trap can be a promise to a (fairly) new shape of punk to come.
Dips a little too far into the darkwave pool on tracks that drag for seemingly no purpose. Thats not my vibe. Some tracks are dope post-punk versions of movie scenes involving darkly lit eastern European technos, is sometimes my vibe.
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Track List

  1. Ramp
  2. Container
  3. Machine Room
  4. Fear My Society
  5. The Motor
  6. Aluminum
  7. Ape Trap
  8. Waiting Room
  9. Clearly a Crisis
  10. Nuclear Party
  11. Hydra
  12. Voltage
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Added on: March 10, 2020