So it's a bit self loathing. It's really bummer to play in a well known band and travel around the world playing for adoring fans (i get depressed just thinking about it). Wavves hit their stride on Afraid of Heights, combining Blue album Weezer with a Nirvana grunge sound that often uses the Pixies loud quiet loud quiet theme, this album is a pop record. It's got hooks that you can almost sing along with in fact you probably will, from the opener Sail to the Sun all the way to the end, the songs are catchy and implement fuzzy guitars and paranoid lyrics throughout, sure the theme gets a bit repetitive, but the songs are great and this is a cohesive album. I like the experimentation with new instruments like a cello on as it goes "Now I want to be your dog...." It's not the first thing you think of when you think Wavves, but instead of a sunny day at the beach this album is more like a Category 5 hurricane. I've had it on repeat since it has been on NPR. My favorite album this year and by the Wavves.