Afraid of Heights

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Afraid of Heights
Studio album by Wavves
Released March 26, 2013
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, grunge, surf rock
Length 41:59
Label Ghost Ramp, Mom + Pop Music, Warner Bros.
Producer John Hill
Wavves chronology
Life Sux
(2011)
Afraid of Heights
(2013)
Singles from Afraid of Heights
  1. "Sail to the Sun"
    Released: December 12, 2012
  2. "Demon to Lean On"
    Released: January 29, 2013
  3. "Afraid of Heights"
    Released: March 26, 2013
  4. "That's on Me"
    Released: June 19, 2013
For the phobia, see fear of heights.

Afraid of Heights is the fourth studio album by the American surf rock group Wavves. The album was released on March 26, 2013.[1][2][3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[6]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
Pitchfork Media 7.8/10[9]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars [11]
Spin 6/10[12]

Afraid of Heights received generally favorable reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 70, based on 24 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Nathan Williams. 

No. Title Length
1. "Sail to the Sun"   3:14
2. "Demon to Lean On"   4:12
3. "Mystic" (Williams, Stephen Pope, John Hill) 2:23
4. "Lunge Forward"   2:48
5. "Dog" (Williams, Pope) 3:10
6. "Afraid of Heights" (Williams, Pope) (feat. Jenny Lewis) 5:06
7. "Paranoid"   2:22
8. "Cop"   1:57
9. "Beat Me Up"   2:20
10. "Everything Is My Fault" (Williams, Hill) 2:38
11. "That's on Me" (Williams, Pope) 3:40
12. "Gimme a Knife"   2:54
13. "I Can't Dream"   5:13
14. "Hippies Is Punks" (iTunes Bonus Track feat. Jenny Lewis) 3:17
Total length:
41:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pelly, Jenn (January 11, 2013). "Wavves Detail Upcoming Album Afraid of Heights, Featuring a Guest Spot From Jenny Lewis". Pitchfork. 
  2. ^ Hogan, Marc (January 29, 2013). "Wavves Go Big on Grave-Digging Bulldozer 'Demons to Lean On'". Spin. 
  3. ^ Bevan, David (January 10, 2013). "Wavves Approach the Ledge With Jenny Lewis on New Album 'Afraid of Heights'". Spin. 
  4. ^ Young, Alex (January 29, 2013). "Wavves details new album Afraid of Heights, streams track "Demon to Lean On"". Consequence of Sound. 
  5. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Afraid of Heights". Metacritic. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ Afraid of Heights at AllMusic
  7. ^ Kivel, Adam (March 26, 2013). "Album Review: Wavves – Afraid of Heights". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Haynes, Gavin (March 22, 2013). "Wavves - 'Afraid of Heights'". NME. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry (March 26, 2013). "Wavves: Afraid of Heights". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  10. ^ Hermes, Will (March 26, 2013). "Afraid of Heights". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 28, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Slant review". 
  12. ^ Hopper, Jessica (March 26, 2013). "Wavves, ‘Afraid of Heights’". Spin. Retrieved March 28, 2013.