Empty Estate

Wild Nothing - Empty Estate
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
2013 Ratings: #205
May 14, 2013 / Release Date
EP / Format
Captured Tracks/Bella Union / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Under The Radar

It was only eight months ago that Wild Nothing treated us to a near-perfect album. Now they're just spoiling us. 

80
AllMusic

Empty Estate has wandered through various modes, ultimately coming off like a thoroughly pleasant but unexpected long walk on a summer evening, with Tatum stopping for a moment to say hello to all his various different inclinations for a moment before moving on.

73
Paste

It’s no Nocturne or Gemini, but Tatum still proves to be a visionary consistent in his trajectory of progressing confidence. It’s hard to call this a misstep at all, but its best quality is keeping hope alive for what will come next.

70
Consequence of Sound

This EP is dressed exactly how it sounds: a little more vibrant and a little more stoned.  

70
DIY

'Empty Estate' is a great listen, where experimentation is handled with admirable subtlety and each track delivers immense instrumental detail and care. 

70
Drowned in Sound

While this isn't Wild Nothing stalling, Empty Estate never coalesces into anything as confident as his previous releases, leaving the impression that for now he's running on the spot.

70
Beats Per Minute

There are certain playful eccentricities found on Empty Estate that haven’t been explored too often in the past.

66
Pitchfork

Tatum’s arranging skills lag far behind his songwriting and the instrumentals lack any sort of textural contrast or field of depth.

50
PopMatters

Empty Estate is both a brave move from Wild Nothing and a welcome sign that he won’t commit a full album’s worth of material to experimentation for its own sake.

Caffro
83
Another solid set of tracks from Wild Nothing. I just love the sound that they're going for on this EP. Very different from Nocturne, more dance-driven tracks, which they absolutely nail.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#77/Under the Radar

Track List

  1. The Body in Rainfall
  2. Ocean Repeating (Big-eyed Girl)
  3. On Guyot
  4. Ride
  5. Data World
  6. A Dancing Shell
  7. Hachiko
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