The Neighbourhood - Wiped Out!
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Based on 6 reviews
2015 Ratings: #726 / 772
User Score
Based on 134 ratings
2015 Ratings: #430
October 30, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia, The Revolve Group / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Ultimately, Wiped Out! comes off as a "see what sticks" effort; it's slick and polished, but hits varying levels of satisfaction throughout.

‘Wiped Out!’ is a fine wine in a sea of vodka Red Bulls, and having successfully mixed pop, rock and hip-hop together, it seems like they have finally defined their sound as a band.
As the black & white album cover illustration of a palm tree on a beach implies, this is surf music for street goths and beach bums with bad attitudes.
The songs are sometimes more moody than memorable.
Rolling Stone

The warmth of "Sweater Weather" and the rest of the Neighbourhood's debut album is gone on Wiped Out!, replaced by a ponderous kind of cool.

why am i reviewing an forgotten, lukewarm-reviewed indie pop album from 2015, you ask? shut up i like it.

The Neighbourhood have always been one of my favorite indie pop / emo groups of the past decade. there's something about their gloomy, dark sound and aesthetic that i'm enamored with. it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside, while also making me quite sad lmao. it's a pretty unique sound. their debut, I Love You, had some of their most popular songs on it, Sweater Weather and Afraid. i like ... read more
The Neighbourhood are a band that just missed the final embers of the rock era, So unlike their UK Counterparts The Arctic Monkeys, The Neighbourhood are testing the waters of what it means to be a rock band in the 21st Century when the majority of its fans, listen to Justin Bieber and The 1975.

Their middle ground, is an album that arguably far surpasses their competition BUT delves into the realm of pop-rock making it a very cringy listen lyrically.

No matter how artistic and deeply the ... read more
Aside from the memes that surround this album (cough cough Daddy Issues) and the whole edgy aesthetic (also the quirky lyricism). Despite the jokes that some people like to do about this band's fandom and how ridiculous they were back in the middle of this decade, and even despite all those FB pages that got fed by this album's atmosphere and started spreading their "hardcore" lines with those Tumblr backgrounds of toxic couples like if it was such a normal thing.

I have to admit ... read more
So after having a strange love/hate relationship with "I love you" I was hoping that on this album I would here a similar sound with a better finish. This album is different to its predecessor, which I guess is a good thing considering they ran that sound in to the ground, just it was such a good one they never got to perfect. Instead there's a little bit of West coast hip-hop influence here as well as their regular bluesy pop and its come across as a more scatty but still solid ... read more
Holy shit, how can they pick a so cool aesthetic and make a so repetitive and boring album? I'll forget everything i've heard from this LP in 10 minutes later from now.
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Track List

  1. A Moment of Silence
  2. Prey
  3. Cry Baby
  4. Wiped Out!
  5. The Beach
  6. Daddy Issues
  7. Baby Came Home 2 / Valentines
  8. Greetings from Califournia
  9. Ferrari
  10. Single
  11. R.I.P. 2 My Youth
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