Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Wavves

  • Wavvves [Fat Possum, 2009] Dud
  • Life Sux [Ghost Ramp EP, 2011] ***
  • Afraid of Heights [Mom + Pop, 2013] *

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Wavvves [Fat Possum, 2009] Dud

Life Sux [Ghost Ramp EP, 2011]
"A joke a stroke of genius/Probably somewhere in between" is tuneful enough, finally, but make that second line "Or only a waste of time?" and we might believe he's got some brain left ("Bug," "Poor Lenore") ***

Afraid of Heights [Mom + Pop, 2013]
Like Ben Folds--although he's punker than Ben Folds (as is Max Martin)--Nathan Williams proves that a talent for tunes does nothing for one's annoying personality ("Demon to Lean On," "Afraid of Heights") *