Wolf Alice Blue Weekend
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AngryJohnny
June 10th 2021


1020 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This does end strongly and I'm expecting it to grow but I wouldn't say it's better than Visions, it has some of the same problems for me in terms of being a little bit all over the place



Lots of people seem to be saying this is where Wolf Alice have really clicked and realised their full potential. I'm not so sure

Mort.
June 10th 2021


16534 Comments


i fully agree with this being a little bit all over the place. thats how i feel about each wolf alice album


each lp has a few great songs then quite a few mediocre ones to me

they put on a decent live show tho, were great when i saw them a couple years ago

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Ryus
June 10th 2021


23806 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i kinda rly dont like smile but this is aight

Project
June 10th 2021


4874 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Safe from Heartbreak is better than it has any right to be

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SowingSeason
Moderator
June 10th 2021


38098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.7

I thought it was just okay at first but it's grown a bit. Still feels like it could have been more.

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Project
June 10th 2021


4874 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really liked this on first listen -- I think Wolf Alice's all-over-the-place-ness is part of the charm, and the mixing is just superb.



I still think "Heavenward" off the last one is the best song they've ever written, though.

MrGlass
June 10th 2021


419 Comments


This kind of indie is usually a hard sell for me. But this is so well done and has some magic in it. Wish there were a few more rock tunes but the softer stuff is equally mesmerizing.

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Hawks
June 10th 2021


74666 Comments


Blue Weekmend

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g40st
June 11th 2021


109 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Beach opener/closer is best yea.

GooGooGajoob
June 11th 2021


233 Comments


Sounds as garish as the disgusting neon colour palette cover.

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2021


37684 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

who tf are you

this is pretty dec, Greatest Hits kinda grew on me in a dumb fun way. Smile verses can get tae fuck, rest is aight with a few bright spots

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Project
June 11th 2021


4874 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Smile verses have such powerful mid 2000s energy I can't resist it

Project
June 11th 2021


4874 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

as much as I love the all-over-the-place-ness I think for Wolf Alice to truly reach their potential they need songs that organically shift between their various aspects (the gazey stuff, the frantic punk-adjacent stuff and the softer ballad stuff), in addition to songs dedicated to one side or another.



still dig this, it's a solid 4 in my book

Tgreenz455
June 11th 2021


8 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Anyone else getting a big Fleetwood Mac vibe from How Can I Make This OK? That song is pure bliss for me.

Mesm277
June 11th 2021


998 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I thought of Haim first, but they are heavily Mac influenced so I can see it

zakalwe
June 11th 2021


34127 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is definitely better than the usual run of the mill indie lite schlep dished out by tossers.



Surprisingly good.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
June 12th 2021


37684 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah good brat landfill amirite

Colton
June 12th 2021


10247 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Jubilee is better than this but it and this make a pretty sweet indie pop 1-2, better than most similar albums from 2020 honestly

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WhiteNoise
June 12th 2021


3743 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuck it, album of the year for me so far. It just keeps growing on me.

g40st
June 12th 2021


109 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Both Smile and Greatest Hits are perfect within the context of the album as a whole and necessary deviations from the formula.



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