Definitely, the similarities to La Dispute are sort of tangential. That inclusion was kind of my way of saying not to dismiss this as some sort of hipster bullshit or whatever. I feel like if this were being released on a label like No Sleep, it would be a huge fan favorite around here. I do believe that La Dispute is the best modern analog for Fugazi and the old Dischord scene, and thought that would be a much more familiar reference for most readers.
definitely understand why u would reference la dispute, the hipster effect will kill some of the fanbase, but they have had that hipster slogan all along. i'm excited to hear what they do next because this record is too short and has alot of promise....i want to reiterate that the nirvana reference is a good thing, not enough bands sound like nirvana in a good way that claim to and this one continues to grow, just wish it was longer
it makes sense why La Dispute would be in the RIYL on a site like this. cloud nothings may be a hell of a lot better than la dispute, but on this site that RIYL will get a lot more people to check this out.
i really found their self-titled to be, for lack of a better word, annoying. there was something about the voice and the spastic nature that i just couldn't handle. but this has been getting so much universal praise that i feel like i'm doing myself a disservice by not trying this one out. think i'll do that now!
I thought the last album from Cloud Nothings was mostly garbage with only one or two songs even worth listening to, but this is far and away the best album I've heard this year. So definitely give it a shot!
i expected to love this, but not nearly as impressed by this album as most of my friends. i like it but don't think it's amazing. great great review though, man! you've always been my favorite staff on ap and normally i agree with your shit, so i'm probably gonna give this a few more listens