Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2012 Ratings: #127 / 1029
Year End Rank: #20
User Score
Based on 384 ratings
2012 Ratings: #23
Liked by 4 people
January 24, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

On Attack On Memory, he’s moved in the opposite direction, opening up wide spaces in his music and letting the fury beneath breathe and then bellow.

90
Consequence of Sound

With Attack on Memory, Baldi’s never felt more alive or more authentic.

86
Pitchfork

Attack on Memory is too visceral to feel like escapism, too vital to feel like cheap revival.

80
PopMatters

It’s great, catchy as hell, and bristling with retro rage and vitriol.

80
musicOMH

Attack On Memory is a short, sharp shock to breathe life into the currently rather lifeless genre of indie-rock.

80
Drowned in Sound

Attack On Memory might be on surface a pretty routine blast of crashing percussion, throaty vocals and biting guitars but repeated listens reveal a more nuanced affair full of charisma and spark.

70
No Ripcord

Most of Attack on Memory has an abrasive, shrewd backbone, but it’s those moments where Baldi hones his sweet touch where the album finds a satisfying balance of surprise and comfort.

70
Under The Radar

Through Attack on Memory, Baldi maintains many of his songwriting charms—the knack for melody foremost—but he’s clearly made a sharp left turn in terms of the project’s capabilities.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

At its best, Attack on Memory is emo filtered through the lens of somebody smart enough to acknowledge the occasional inanity of its sentiments

60
The 405

This new darker and screechy-er rendering of Cloud Nothings may not be for everyone, but it’s certainly something a bit affable to try out if you’re feeling particularly scream-y and a little bit teenage

CLJesse
85
This is so fun yet so emotional. Right up my alley.
Rob
83
Didn't like the previous album, but I love this one start to finish. One of my initial favorite albums of 2012.
ricardomcr
84
Simple but effective.
So much power and conviction packed into this. It's cathartic and contemplative and catchy as hell. It really strikes a cord with me emotionally. Kinda reminds me of Jeff Rosenstock in terms of vibe, although the sound is more emo/indie that power punk.
Great guitar lines intertwined for the main melodies. The vocals are raw and sincere to their aim, I'm sure they are hit and miss with a lot of people. The lyrics are simple, but they contribute to a certain desolate and ... read more
HoodieBraden
70
This thing has INCREDIBLE levels of intensity

Strong 7/10
TheBravesDH
87
If you had asked me who the indie band of the decade was going to be on January 24th, 2012, I would've undoubtedly said these guys, Welp...
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Track List

  1. No Future/No Past 
  2. Wasted Days 
  3. Fall In 
  4. Stay Useless 
  5. Separation 
  6. No Sentiment 
  7. Our Plans 
  8. Cut You
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Added on: October 25, 2011