Wet Leg - Wet Leg
Critic Score
Based on 38 reviews
2022 Ratings: #63 / 797
Year End Rank: #3
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2022 Ratings: #505
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Albumism

Wet Leg do an excellent job of creating a wild kitschy-ness out of the ordinary, putting a party chorus to a song about grocery shopping and making all of our lives a little more glamorous and a lot less mundane. 

100
musicOMH
This debut could have been a niche critical favourite. Instead, every preconception has been firmly smashed, and they are on track to become the biggest band in the country.
100
NME
The Isle of Wight duo's debut is a witty and warm romp through the chaos of your mid-twenties.
100
A.V. Club
Wet Leg fulfills expectations for its awaited debut album with a collection of catchy, dazzling songs.
100
Dork

Believe the hype – Wet Leg really are everything we said they were.

100
DIY
Packed with righteous middle fingers and playful bon mots.
90
Clash
Wet Leg’s self-titled LP is the most infectious, alluring, irresistible, and downright fun debut record that’s come our way in a long, long time.
90
Louder Than War
The album is a glorious selection of bright ideas, 20-something musings and in-jokes, set to highly accomplished riffs with just enough punk in their indie for my money.
90
Loud and Quiet
The duo don’t ignore the messiness or confusion of being a young adult but on their debut they distil the emotions into two-minute songs that are communal acts of joy.
90
Under The Radar
Long may they continue to irk the purists and cause the myopic “authenticity police” to shake their fists at clouds in a state of puce faced apoplexy whilst the rest of us simply enjoy the ride.
90
RIOT
Wet Leg only became Wet Leg following a discussion on a ferris wheel, in the aftermath of an IDLES set. This mixture of chaotic energy with post-punk overtones really sets the stage for Wet Leg’s debut record.
80
The Irish Times
As debut albums go, you can safely deem this a triumph.
80
Rolling Stone
The UK duo revel in a Pavement-style guitar slack that goes perfectly with the rollercoaster emotional tension in their songs.
80
Beats Per Minute

In many ways, it’s Wet Leg’s small imperfections that make it the perfect debut – an impressive, tantalising exploration of their core talents that leaves just enough room for improvement.

80
Spectrum Culture
Wet Leg is irresistible post-punk revival for the internet age that helped propel the band to instant fame.
80
AllMusic

While Chambers and Teasdale are still discovering what they can do, they're having a lot of fun finding out, and Wet Leg more than delivers on the promise of their viral beginnings.

80
The Telegraph
It is an absolute blast, a crunchy, punchy, smart, deliciously goofy charge through new wave pop rock. It bursts with earworm hooks, snappy choruses and the delightful sense that the duo at its heart are having such a hoot they don’t really care what anyone else thinks.
80
No Ripcord

Wet Leg’s hotly anticipated self-titled debut is no slapped-together producer’s vision of what the kids should like. Its authenticity is what makes it so addictive, so accessible.

80
God Is in the TV
It works on so many levels, but most crucially, there’s great pop songs a-plenty which grow on the repeated playing that the album stands up to.
80
PopMatters
Wet Leg’s winning self-titled debut, with its constant hookups and insights into young adulthood, is an oasis in a sea of self-serious post-punk.
80
Spill Magazine
While the general listening of the album was pleasant, there’s room for Wet Leg to bring something even better, fuller, and vocally rich to the scene.
80
Crack Magazine

Armed with crunchy guitars and melodiously deadpan vocals, Wet Leg speaks to a distinctly British tendency to make running jokes out of uncomfortable situations and to intensely long for something you can’t quite put your finger on.

80
Uncut

Brisk and adrenalised, Wet Leg leaves little room to get bored, and is impressively low on filler for a debut.

80
Record Collector
Wet Leg’s debut album is simultaneously of its time, ahead of its time, and evokes past times. Their summation that it is sad music for party people, and party music for sad people, is apposite. What it is, undoubtedly, is enormously engaging.
80
The Skinny
On their long-awaited debut album, Wet Leg perfectly capture the difficult feeling of drifting through life in early adulthood.
80
Paste
Duo’s first album is bawdy, smart and highly entertaining.
80
The Guardian
With millennial angst and humour to spare, the duo’s quarter-life crisis album has a much broader remit than their repetitive breakout single.
80
The Independent
The proof is in the pudding; that pudding being a deliciously prickly collection of songs as lyrically bawdy as ever.
80
Mojo

Wet Leg ... is the sound of a plan coming together — the novelty wearing off, but a different light switching on, all day long and beyond.

80
Evening Standard
Good luck squeezing into any festival tents that these up-and-up indie rockers play this summer.
72
Pitchfork
The British indie rock duo have hooks stuffed with bait and a keen eye for assessing self-delusion. Their debut is the sound of two women stoking mutiny from a slow descent into madness.
70
The Line of Best Fit

It’s the careful balance of lyrical self-awareness and indifference amidst post-punk guitar that keeps you on your toes.

70
Gigwise
The debut from the Isle of Wight duo turns them from the band everyone loves to hate to one they’ll hate to love.
70
The Young Folks
The band’s easygoing nature serves the tracks well and prevents the tendency to overanalyze and nitpick.
67
Northern Transmissions
For now, Wet Leg are a decent-enough band with a decent-enough debut, but there’s not much particularly exciting about them. Hopefully, with their next album, there’ll be more to say about their music.
60
The Arts Desk
This exciting new noise doesn’t sound particularly new nor especially exciting.
60
The Needle Drop

Wet Leg's deep cuts don't really match the singles.

60
The Observer
The ribald charms of the Isle of Wight duo’s first two singles have been replaced by indie rock about rubbish exes on their surprisingly conventional debut.
Aydn
80

Me when I'm checking the pool water temperature

Music_Nerds
70

Fun and unassuming is the way Wet Leg’s debut kicks off with Being In Love gently chugging along followed by the ever poppy Chaise Longue.

Shoegazey with a pushing rhythm section Angelica is fuzzy and phat with full bodied bass and likely a future party tune. With backing vocals that echo the Pixies and a guitar hook that sounds like the Nirvana version of The Man Who Sold The World - I Don’t Wanna Go Out approaches growing up from not the point of view of an adolescent teenager ... read more

MickyT
80

I was pretty excited for Wet Leg's self-titled given how great the singles were, and you can bet I wasn't disappointed at all with it. Sure, they aren't exactly the most original band in the world but that doesn't really matter for me since what they're trying to do isn't meant to be new or innovative, but rather they're trying to make fun and infectious songs which they do successfully. There's plenty of Post-Punk Revival type bangers all over this album with tongue-in-cheek relationship ... read more

DillonLolly
82

Catchy and quirky rock rhythms lead to a solid debut for Wet Leg.

K11R0
83

Favorite Songs: Chaise Longue
Best: Most
Mid: Loving You/Oh No
Worst: N/a

HoustonTexas156
79

Best: Being in Love
Worst: Chaise Lounge

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Track List

1Being in Love
2:02
75
2Chaise Longue
3:19
80
3Angelica
3:52
81
4I Don't Wanna Go Out
3:41
71
5Wet Dream
2:20
81
6Convincing
2:37
69
7Loving You
3:39
69
8Ur Mum
3:21
77
9Oh No
2:29
71
10Piece of Shit
2:48
71
11Supermarket
3:10
67
12Too Late Now
3:29
75
Total Length: 36 minutes
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Added on: November 29, 2021