released 2018, captured tracks.
Jack Tatum’s new wave-meets-indie guitar pop brainchild Wild Nothing unleashes its fourth album today, “Indigo”. Only a little over two years after third LP “Life of Pause”, which, while fantastic in its own right, was a work that I wasn’t entirely the fondest of. “Indigo” features Tatum reigning in his creativity and perfecting his ideas with a new layer of expertise and polish.
There’s something for everyone on this album, and Indigo manages to simultaneously maintain a level of cohesion that’s tighter than previous efforts. The singles extracted (“Letting Go, Partners in Motion, Shallow Water, Canyon on Fire”) all put different strengths and sounds on display, and I found them to be great choices, as well as some of the strongest offerings on the record.
A particular favorite of mine would be “Letting go”, a track reminscent of 80s guitar pop with a delightful chorus and a spectacularly performed arrangement. Love those synths. “Wheel of misfortune” is also one of the strongest tracks, a midtempo that fuses indie pop and soul into a killer song. There’s a tambourine in the mix, and the guitar chords are eerily similar to those in Lush’s “I Have the Moon” cover, and I definitely dig that.
- Letting go ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Oscillation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Partners in motion ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Wheel of misfortune ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Shallow water ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Through windows ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- The closest thing to living ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Dollhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Canyon on fire ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Flawed translation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Bend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Must-Listen : Letting go, Wheel of misfortune, Bend, Shallow water
The singles are a fantastic starting point if you’re new to Wild Nothing, and Wheel of misfortune is simply marvelous.
Skip : N/A!
Indigo is another one of 2018’s strongest albums, and I couldn’t find a single track to pick apart. The tracklist works in and out of order, so you can jump in anywhere and end up liking it.