Tell Me That It's Over

Wallows - Tell Me That It's Over
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #114 / 340
User Score
Based on 318 ratings
2022 Ratings: #224
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork

An antidote to the mundane, ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ is an album you’ll never want to end.

80
DIY

‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ is a superlative ode to vulnerability, permitting these indie wallflowers to flourish in technicolour.

80
AllMusic

An album that's trying to move forward and ultimately relieved things are ending, Tell Me That It's Over may not find Wallows any luckier at love, but they're a little older, a little wiser, just as catchy, and more sonically adventurous.

80
Gigwise

Any question of boredom is wiped from the slate. Tell Me That It’s Over is non-stop, undiluted fun.

74
Paste
Throughout the LP, Wallows show an ease in incorporating unexpected sonic textures and multi-genre influences while still remaining immediately recognizable, accomplishing what every band must hope to achieve on their sophomore album.
70
Clash
While a couple of songs get a little lost in the mix - and the lyrical themes do become a little samey over time - there’s no denying that each song inspires a yearning for a sunny afternoon in front of a festival stage watching the band do what they do best.
70
PopMatters

Indie poppers Wallows stake out a new middle ground between alternative and pop and prepare for the streaming era on Tell Me That It’s Over.

70
The Young Folks
Wallows have cultivated a brand that lops together sweater vests, zesty bass lines, and muffled vocals for indie fans everywhere. It’s just interesting to notice their potential had they decided to take a path further down this type of experimentation.
SnowyFighter
61

I MISS YOU AHHHH: The album

Wallows is a group I knew literally one song from prior to this album. That song was These Days, and I think it’s a really catchy nice little song. So here I just was expecting some decent indie pop rock and… yeah that’s kind of all this is. I mean it’s not bad. I don’t dislike it. I just think it’s a bit one dimensional. Everything is pretty formulaic and somewhat forgettable. I think the production sounds nice, and the ... read more

Galaxio
83

NEW WALLOWS AND IT'S A BANGER

Right off the bat: Tell Me That It's Over is the best Wallows project. Never have they sounded so rich, full, and versatile.
Every song here shows the band taking huge leaps in quality on most aspects, and tracks like "At the End of the Day" and "Guitar Romantic Search Adventure" are only proof of that.

Singles "I Don't Want To Talk", "Especially You" and "At the End of the Day" sound very good on the album. I ... read more

BaddieBaphomet
70

NO NUANCE REVIEW

Wallows didn’t really impress me with their first album and their 2018 EP, but this record has a lot of sunny and colorful textures and interesting musical ideas. They still have some ways to go, but I think they’ve proved they aren’t just another dime a dozen indie rock band and they have potential to make something really cool. Congrats Wallows, you’re not my 13th reason!

progressivehead
42

Wallows is an indie-pop band that has had a very solid fanbase during 5 years, their second release is a mixed bag, a pretty generic one yet a pretty creative at the same time. The album opens with a pretty boring track called "Hard To Believe", no offense to any wallows fans. I Don't Want To Talk is a pretty ok song, and the most popular song from here. Especially You is a great track that has an incredible mix in the drums, and the whole vibe of the song is great. At The End Of Day ... read more

71

Re-review #4 I think

Very safe music that has some experimental and interesting bits but mostly passable. I really want to like Wallows but they just infuriate me with their lost potential with these pop esc songs that pretend to be Indie Rock. Especially You and Missing Out are annoying and god awful songs that hurt to listen to sometimes. I'm sorry Wallows, I still love you, but I prefer Nothing Happens.

LAVS
90

A great indie rock album and Wallow's best work to date. They continue to somehow evolve and develop their sound into new directions while remaining true to their roots.

Hard to Believe - 9.5/10⭐
I Don't Want to Talk - 9.5/10⭐
Especially You - 9/10⭐
At the End of the Day - 10/10⭐
Marvelous - 8.5/10
Permanent Price - 7.5/10
Missing Out - 7.5/10
Hurts Me - 9/10⭐
That's What I Get - 9/10⭐
Guitar Romantic Search Adventure - 10/10⭐

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Added on: December 3, 2021