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Cloud Nothings

Attack on Memory

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January 18, 2012

"Essential/It'll never get old," sings Cloud Nothings' Dylan Baldi. That's the Nineties- nostalgic gospel of this Cleveland band's second record; it’s not a new idea (cf. Yuck, Mr. Dream), but these guys might have the Clinton-era moves down better than anyone. On the murderously slow "No Future/No Past," The Bends and In Utero make out on a crusty futon, while songs like "Fall In" and the eight-minute "Wasted Days" imagine Green Day if they were thick-necked Midwestern noise heathens. Producer Steve Albini makes sure you feel every snare slap and guitar abrasion, and if Attack on Memory's eight songs only last about as long as an episode of Seinfeld, that's OK – it's as fun as one too.

Listen to "Fall In":

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