Remote

Wallows - Remote
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 103 ratings
2020 Ratings: #838
Liked by 5 people
October 23, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Atlantic / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork

It is beyond crazy to think that it was largely stitched together in isolation, even the vocals being recorded on iPhone notes and passed around the band. Despite all that, it feels almost effortless for Wallows at this point (though it plainly wasn’t).

80
NME

Wallows aren’t out to re-write the history books of indie, but they’re clearly getting a kicks from exploring and pushing the genre into new ground. It’s an EP that offers up both clarity and consistency, serving as yet another reminder that lockdown wasn’t lost on everyone.

70
AllMusic

The third EP by Los Angeles' Wallows, 2020's Remote finds the indie rock outfit further expanding their quirky, highly inventive sound. The set follows their full-length debut, 2019's Nothing Happens, and again features the trio's distinctive, kinetic arrangements and hooky, lyrical choruses.

marvelgaryen
78
Wallows is a band that drinks from the same source that most indie rock bands drink today, which is the grunge aesthetic of the 90s, both in terms of sound and visually. I admire it, sometimes it's a little bland, but sometimes it can be super fuck*ng excellent. This EP seems to be in the middle, but I feel that they understood the spirit, nothing but a little progression here and there to make them professional. I think it is neither honest nor cool to compare them to other bands, but I feel a ... read more
fkasean
30
i got nothing to say about this but dylan minnette please call me bro i think we would be very good bros together
currentjoyys
75
FAVORITE TRACK: Nobody Gets Me (Like You)

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Coastlines

Remote is Wallows' most experimental music to date. This EP takes a more electronic route compared to past records with Wish Me Luck and Nobody Gets Me having a really big influence of electronica in the instrumentals. Besides the influence of electronic music, the rest of the songs are way different than past music. Dig What You Dug sounds like a Ben Folds' song and Coastlines sounding like the band's most mainstream ... read more
Muratka
83
Although their images are musically monotonous and mundane, in general, they are still not bad.
tbslandfill
42
i’m sorry this mixing just ain’t good. feels like they’re going for abstract but the results are puzzling and overall....... wack

Favorites: Wish Me Luck mayyyyyyyybe
Least Favorites: Virtual Aerobics, Nobody Gets Me (Like You), Coastlines
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Added on: September 9, 2020