Real Life Situations

Juan Wauters - Real Life Situations
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Based on 19 ratings
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April 30, 2021 / Release Date
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dearsongs
78
Been a fan of JW since his days with The Beets. His solo efforts are a bit more cleaned up than his early lofi freak folk material (believe it or not), although the DIY aesthetic remains, as do the quick run times (21 tracks in 33 minutes). This album plays like a collage that might sound something like what you would hear while walking the streets of NYC (not necessarily Manhattan though). Over time he has become more comfortable singing in Spanish, but it fits the vibes just fine. Maybe half ... read more
avernannes
60
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6/10

Very light and carefree LP, the lo-fi production certainly achieves its goal to create this super playful, free atmosphere, but sometimes it gets too far, and the not-very-good vocals and sloppy instrumentation just feel amateurish. Generally though, a sweet album.
prets
66
Who Me?, then, is a weird, loveable record to file alongside Wauters’ labelmate and touring buddy Mac DeMarco.
65
This is the first I have heard of Juan Wauters and I find the whole Spanish lo-fi vibe endearing. It's easy to see that this guy has potential but I don't think he's quite there yet with this LP.

FAV: Presentation, Carmina Pensá, Acordes, Estás Escuchando
LEAST FAV: Locura
Z.Younk
64
I'm surprised more people aren't into Juan Wauters. I thought "Introducing Juan Pablo" would be the album that blew up, but maybe he'll have better luck here. You'll either love that track with Mac DeMarco or you'll hate it.
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Track List

  1. A JPW Headspace 2020
  2. Monsoon
  3. Sentimiento Queens
  4. Locura
  5. Ventana
  6. Presentation (with Nick Hakim)
  7. Unity
  8. Real (with Mac DeMarco)
  9. Keep Cool
  10. Carmina Pensá
  11. A Peter Pan Donuts Conversation
  12. Lion Dome
  13. JPW Talking
  14. Acordes
  15. Bailando
  16. Estás Escuchando
  17. Crack Dabbling
  18. A JPW Theme Song
  19. Yendo
  20. Powder
  21. NY Weaz
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Added on: February 3, 2021