Plum

Wand - Plum
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #195 / 712
User Score
Based on 17 ratings
September 22, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Drag City / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Paste

Wand’s many talents are given full plumage on Plum. It will be interesting to see in what directions the band surveys in future albums. For now, this is about as interesting a new rock record you could hope to listen to.

90
Loud and Quiet
It all makes for an achievement that feels worth the wait: it may have had a long gestation by their standards, but in ‘Plum’ Wand have made their first true great.
90
Uncut

It’s a tribute to their instincts that there’s nothing here that feels studied or overly developed. Instead, Plum fizzes and surprises with the kind of regularity that makes even its fine predecessor, 2015’s 1,000 Days, sound a little prosaic by comparison.

79
Pitchfork
The new album from Cory Hanson’s band Wand is its most focused, finessed, and best record to date. It contains an audacious refinement that transcends the group’s beginnings in the garage-rock scene.
70
Exclaim!

Wand's Plum ... feels similarly like it crosses the realm between reality and dreams, where ominous digital hisses become glittery piano and soft, jangly guitar morphs into catastrophe and back again.

50
AllMusic

It's impossible to listen to Plum without wondering why Hanson changed things so drastically when they were working so well. Why did he think that the world needed another slick indie rock combo when he and Wand were riding high atop the mountain of psych rock bands?

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Added on: August 13, 2017