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Here and Nowhere Else

Cloud Nothings

Here and Nowhere Else

Third studio album of lo-fi bedroom indie-rock from Dylan Baldi and his band

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Wichita
UK Release date
31/03/2014
US Release date
01/04/2014
  1. 10.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It is ultimately an album about survival, making it through the day in front of you, and living with an inherent disconnection from all others
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  2. 10.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Bold, loud, swaggering indie rock with the heart of a lion
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  3. 9.1 |   Earbuddy

    Just when I think rock music has been played out to its potential, a band like Cloud Nothings comes out with a neo-classic LP to shatter that thought, stomp on the pieces and grind those pieces into a fine powder
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  4. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    They’ve already mastered all the qualities of a truly great rock band and all of their contradictions: fury, angst, precision, sloppiness, catchiness and, of course, fun
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  5. 9.0 |   The Music

    High octane garage noise at its finest, and proves that you only need a little to do so much
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  6. 9.0 |   The 405

    As a careening, breakneck listen, this will be up there as one of the best of the year
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  7. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    A fast-paced, convulsive collection that has all the intensity of its predecessor but with an elevated dose of urgency
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  8. 8.7 |   Pitchfork

    Whether you use Here and Nowhere Else to soundtrack a grueling run or a pound-the-steering-wheel commute to work, closer “I’m Not Part of Me” is a hell of a victory lap, Cloud Nothings’ finest song to date
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  9. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Their name might be uninspiring, but Cloud Nothings’ output is clearly anything but
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  10. 8.0 |   music OMH

    An impeccable record from an incredible songwriter
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  11. 8.0 |   Time Out

    Yet another infectious, rollicking slice of Midwestern alt rock
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    While unoriginal, Baldi’s music is never overshadowed by influences. Instead he wears them comfortably, like patches on his rucksack, moving forward with the past around him
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  13. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The songwriting feels urgent and to the point. It's brash, ballsy and, above all, fun
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  14. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    This combination of ethos and musical accomplishment makes Here and Nowhere Else an excellent new step for Cloud Nothings
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  15. 8.0 |   DIY

    This is more pop, more punk, more chorus-filled; more... song-y
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  16. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Not only reaffirms Baldi as one of the most prolific and consistent songwriters of his generation but also suggests there's much more to come in the future
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  17. 8.0 |   Spin

    If The Get Up Kids' scraggly Four Minute Mile ever soothed your soured soul, then the bleary riffs of Here and Nowhere Else will be a familiar palliative
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  18. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Even after this present bubble of post-punk prosperity bursts - the sense of triumph that courses through Cloud Nothings’ latest will resound for many a listen hence
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  19. 8.0 |   All Music

    The sweet harmonies carry just as much weight as the heavy guitar, drums, and bass on songs like "Quieter Today," which could be the album's manifesto
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  20. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The sound of raw energy giving way to coherence and control
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  21. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    It's the sort of music that fixes you with a stare and dares you to look away; all visceral, hardcore riffs and impassioned, howling vocals
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  22. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    A swirling, punky orchestra of impersonal tunes that stretch further with each listen
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  23. 7.5 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    It is a little surprising how unsurprising the album is. It’s never less than enjoyable, but neither is it ever completely unexpected
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  24. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Though Here And Nowhere Else gets stuck in one setting, it’s proving that Cloud Nothings’ peerless critical darling wasn’t the result of dumb luck
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  25. 7.5 |   Crack

    An album to be played at high volume with the monotony of life and its petty irritations left far behind
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  26. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's markedly more frantic and reckless than the deliberate, measured anger and restraint of its predecessor
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  27. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Baldi's songs still bash and seethe, but with more flashy time-signature shifts, open space and studio trickiness
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  28. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Wrapping fizz-bomb pop melodies in gnarly, complex guitar workouts. Print edition only

  29. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Although there are strong tunes in the form of the nihilistic ‘No Thoughts’ and lead single ‘I’m Not Part of Me’, these are fleeting moments of melodic clarity on an otherwise unrefined, and unfocused record
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  30. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Whipsmart, rowdy pop songs. Print edition only

  31. 5.0 |   NME

    For the first time, they sound tired and lacking in imagination. “I feel there’s nothing left to say,” Baldi growls on ‘Now Hear In’. Maybe it’s time to go back to that simple life
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  32. 4.0 |   Q

    it's just as if Nirvana had recorded 12 versions of Territorial Pissings for Nevermind. Print edition only


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