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Wavves - King Of The Beach

RS's verdict on the third album from these Californian noise punksters...

Posted Tuesday, 3 August 2010 in

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Wavves - King Of The Beach

Rating: 8

Had Brian Wilson grown up in early 90s California listening to Nirvana and Mudhoney, The Beach Boys might have produced something similar to the fuzzed-up, beach-bound, garage rock that punctuates this record. Featuring two members of the late great Jay Reatard’s band – the towering garage rawk that defined his sound is tangible with Wavves too but here left to bathe in the sun and taken for a quick dip in the ocean. ‘King Of The Beach’ kicks things off and best sums the record up; two-and-a half minutes of gloriously rowdy and riotous garage rock with a gloriously summery feel.

Chris Hidden

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