Attack on Memory

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2012 Ratings: #130 / 945
Year End Rank: #20
User Score
Based on 317 ratings
2012 Ratings: #19
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

Sappy
90
Top Favorite: Wasted Days
Other Favorites: Stay Useless, No Future/No Past, Cut You
Least Favorite: Separation
rosevean
84
#2 Wasted Days, #3 Fall In, #5 Separation
MasterCrackfox
79
So nice I had to listen to it twice. This is probably the first cohesive Cloud Nothings album I've really gotten into so hopefully that ends up sticking, as I often find that their music simply doesn't stick with me for too long after the initial listen. This album, however, is quite fun and has a lot more substance to the sometimes messy yet sometimes structured indie rock sound.

Favorite track: Our Plans
ChannelBlonde
81
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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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