Don't You

Wet - Don't You
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2016 Ratings: #697 / 763
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2016 Ratings: #598
January 29, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
‘Don’t You’ feels like a debut in the sense that it mimics the feeling of trying something for the first time. Whether it’s a first kiss or the new feeling of a heart shattering into pieces, Wet have you covered.
80
Rolling Stone

Wet get one moment right — perfect, really — then stretch it out into an entire album on Don't You.

70
AllMusic
Like Broods and Vaults, much of Wet's strength lies in the angelic vocals. Here, Kelly Zutrau confidently delivers breathless coos and confident pleas that draw focus to the lyrical tenderness, while Joseph Valle and Martin Sulkow create flowing soundscapes that shimmer like water at sunset.
70
The 405

There's moments that are truly intoxicating where you just want to stop what you're doing and let it wash over you, but it's also an album that, once it reaches its end, sort of fades away. There's nothing here that really sticks with you for any longer than the album's duration.

67
Consequence of Sound

Wet has hinted at the fact that Don’t You contains a “much wider sonic palette” than their debut EP, but all of these songs belong in the bedroom.

60
Clash
Wet have definitely found their sound on ‘Don’t You’ but it’s true, you can have too much of a good thing.
60
Exclaim!
Songs tend to blur into one another, and the record suffers at times from a little too much sameness.
60
Billboard
In terms of emotional commitment, SWV and TLC have taught Wet well. Personality and sonic versatility, though, are something the band will have to develop on its own.
58
A.V. Club
With few welcome exceptions, the one-size-fits-all approach to the sound of these tracks makes them blur together into an easy-listening jumble.
50
Pretty Much Amazing
The only thing that comes through is that it’s competent. That’s enough to be pretty, but it still has the unremarkable safety of a band that hasn’t broken through to find a distinct voice.
40
Pitchfork

Most of Don’t You aims for Babyface but lands somewhere around Surfacing-era Sarah McLachlan, except nowhere near as good.

40
PopMatters
Its insular lack of adventure ultimately delivers disappointingly dull listening.
smallpeeble
90
idc if y'all rate this a lower score. i really love kelsey's voice. it's so soothing. oml.

faves:
• it's all in vain
• dont' wanna be your girl
• weak
• all the ways
• you're the best
Tsareena
93
An album I initially hated but the melodies are so infectious. Easily one of my favorite albums now. There's really no weak track and I enjoy that it all blends in together
Faves: Island, Body, You're the Best
75
Honestly, maybe not as adventurous for some, but pretty dang good.
gabromzk
70
The album doesn't live up to the hype but i can't hate this band. Best tracks: Deadwater, Don't Wanna Be Your Girl, Island, Small and Silver.
Juhmikay
94
The best advice I can give is to read the full Rolling Stone review in the critics section.
It puts into words the feel of this album better than anyone else ever could.
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Track List

  1. It's All in Vain
  2. Deadwater
  3. Don't Wanna Be Your Girl
  4. Weak
  5. Island
  6. All the Ways
  7. Small and Silver
  8. You're the Best
  9. Move Me
  10. Body
  11. These Days
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