Wild Loneliness

Superchunk - Wild Loneliness
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2022 Ratings: #111 / 330
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
2022 Ratings: #248
Liked by 4 people
February 25, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Northern Transmissions
There’s some good storytelling and introspective messaging going on which exemplifies the substance of the music. If you’re a child or an adult of the ‘90s then chances are you know about Superchunk in some way so give this album a listen for the sake of musical evolution.
83
A.V. Club

It’s one of the long-running group’s most tender albums, but some sly lyricism lends a brittle edge to all the endlessly catchy hooks.

80
Kerrang!

It's these songs that prove that every superhero – even under-appreciated ones – has their day, and Wild Loneliness is more than enough to make you believe this band can still fly…

80
Exclaim!

There are moments on Superchunk's inspired and inspiring Wild Loneliness where ideas of isolation and connection are pondered and addressed but any despondency is met with righteous hope and a roaring conviction that all is not lost, and goddamn do we need records like these right now.

80
AllMusic

The result of this envelope-pushing is one of their most nuanced and emotionally engaging albums in years, arriving at a different kind of immediacy than can be achieved with loud guitars and angsty hooks.

80
New Noise

Wild Loneliness is a defining record for Superchunk. It’s boundlessly triumphant, uniquely its own, and one that will surely leave you walking away inspired.

80
Under The Radar
Given what has happened in the two years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a record that looks inwardly lyrically as opposed to outwardly also makes a lot of sense.
79
Pitchfork

The indie band’s 11th album uses a moodier, more subdued palette to get to the heart of some fun topics like fear and ambivalence in the face of environmental and societal ruin.

70
PopMatters

Three decades into their career, indie-rock lifers Superchunk are still producing some of their most inspired work on Wild Loneliness.

NTTR
55

Superchunk - Wild Loneliness

Genre: Indie Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 55% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 218th / 282

Highlight: The Night

Made me think of:
Guided by Voices
Spoon
Pavement

GiorgioMotorola
80

lets go

WarnerWest
81

Really sad this isn't getting great user ratings. Sometimes you just need some good jams, and this is really good indie rock.

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Added on: December 7, 2021