The Black Hole Understands

Cloud Nothings - The Black Hole Understands
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Based on 23 ratings
July 3, 2020 / Release Date
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Z.Younk
75
Please purchase & support, this won't be on streaming; but if you're just too strapped for cash during these crazy times, hmu I'll try and hook u up.

I really enjoy it, despite getting minimal press or social media hype. Takes a more light approach than most of theirs with a taste of a more psych and 60's pop influence flavoring their songwriting.
A1t3rTheFreak
69
hmmm...it's not bad, it's kinda of enjoyable even but it really fails to leave any sort of impact on me at all.

i for one have never been crazy about their punk sound and a change of pace looked interesting but it's mostly just underwhelming.

"The Black Hole Understands" feels more like a detour than anything else really...so...i guess for what it is...i don't mind?
give it a listen or don't...you won't be missing much either way.
20
Oh Dylan. You broke my heart. What a massive piece of crap. It's bad enough that the last album was a desperate attempt to rebound from their terrible 4th record of soft pop. But this is an even bigger disservice to the band and their fans by making an album so devoid of quality that it makes their two glorious albums look even more pathetic. No wonder it's not going to be on streaming services. Total shit. Sad.
76
The latest from Dylan Baldi and company is a pleasant little surprise for the most part. While quite frankly, I enjoy Cloud Nothings when they’re at their more Post Hardcore and going for a heavier sound. But Cloud Nothings on “The Black Hole Understands” go for a little bit of a lighter sound. Which usually, I’m not into. Thankfully, the band really back this album up with some of their catchier songs in this style.

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53
Cloud Nothings shows that they are the most uneven band. They can release massive tracks on mediocre albums (Attack on Memory), great collabs (No Life for Me) and solo albums after which you cannot get shit together (Last Building Burning) as well as stinky staff (Cloud Nothings). In case The Black Hole Understands we get a dull, although not terrible but surely non-exhilarating, indie rock with strong emo influence.

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Track List

  1. Story That I Live
  2. The Sound of Everyone
  3. An Average World
  4. A Weird Interaction
  5. Tall Gray Structure
  6. A Silent Reaction
  7. The Mess Is Permanent
  8. Right on the Edge
  9. Memory of Regret
  10. The Black Hole Understands
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Added on: July 2, 2020