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6 Feb 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 6 Feb 2012
  • Label: Wichita Recordings
  • Copyright: 2012 Wichita Recordings Ltd., under exclusive license from Cloud Nothings.
  • Total Length: 33:49
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  • ASIN: B006WMRK1W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,549 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth on 3 Aug 2012
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When Interpol made a veritable masterpiece by basically copying late 70's post punk with their 2002 opus Turn On The Bright Lights, hitherto dogmas about originality being fundamentally paramount for the creation of great art went flying out the window. Since then many bands have taken a similarly derivative approach to music making, in the hope that they might recreate the same alchemy evinced on that seminal record. Although some bands have produced noteworthy albums in this vain, nobodies really gotten close to achieving that quasi miracle again (including Interpol) until now that is. Cloud Nothings third album Attack On Memory is the album in question and although it does narrowly fall short, it's gotten closr then almost anybodyelse i can think of in the last ten years.

The Cleveland, Ohio band have chosen mid 90's emo/late 80's Post hardcore for their inspirtaion with Attack On Memory and they do it so well here you'd be forgiven for thinking they were one of the original pioneers of this sound, opposed to some shameless twenty something plagarists. If Interpol bought a touch of alt rock and some really dynamicly emotive musicianship to produce their magnum opus, Cloud Nothings have done much the same thing here (using pop opposed to alt rock i should add). No Future/No Past is the intensely foreboding opener to AOM and it's climax is so explosively corporeal you might just smash whatever happens to be near you into a million pieces when it's over. "Wasted Days" carries the same energy brought by the NFNP and builds a 9 minute behemoth out of it, something like Rites of spring meets Sonic youth. Listen to it from the 8.05 mark and if you didn't crack on the first track's angsty histrionics you definitely will here.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 16 Feb 2012
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There are curveballs and there are U-turns. Dylan Baldi hasn't quite pulled a 180 with Attack On Memory, but in the 12 brief months since his last LP a lot has changed. For a start, Cloud Nothings is now a band - a historically sympathetic hardcore one at that - and Baldi's former breakneck pop-punk is now just a dot on the horizon.

Then there's the almost inevitable no-frills Steve Albini production, which allows rasping cuts like "Our Plans" to seem like they've been with us forever. For, its duelling guitar and prominent snare are rife with retro quiet-loud structures, yet there's also evidence that Baldi hasn't dispensed entirely with his past, here unable to resist climaxing with chorus piled on seething chorus.

The plentiful Cloud Nothings hooks of before undoubtedly remain; they're now just buried under shifting rhythms and crunching guitar walls, such as on the familiar power-punk jangle "Fall In" in which Baldi again reverts to type with heavy vocal repeats. The nostalgic romp "Stay Useless" does the same job much better. Mosh-pit friendly, its raw edges effortlessly capture a sense of catchy hopelessness that is firmly anchored to credibility by perfectly judged off-mic screams.

That same, grittier take on pop-punk is taken to a logical conclusion on the ska(te)-punk indebted "Wasted Days". Though its drums roll like thunder amid those ubiquitous hooks, there seems to be a radio mix ripe for being ripped from the track's opening 3 minutes. After that it then contorts on however with a frayed bass-line and tense atmos-punk for a further 6 minutes until a squalling, everything-in-the-red blowout is interrupted by Baldi's jaw-dropping yell: "I thought ... I would ... be more ... than this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sara Sousa Silva on 6 Feb 2013
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I heard that band before and wasn't special for me, the albums before were just simple and i didn't pay much attention when that New Album came out!! Same days ago after hear some critics about i give a chance to hear this "Attack on Memory!! I get really amazed, its a really good album, its a mix of Nirvana , Strokes , Sonic Youth and its different of everything!! I bought the cd and is in my car player for more than a week playing all the time and didn't get bored because is really fresh and give me a lot of energy!! Cloud Nothings did a great job, thanks
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