King of the Beach (Wavves album)

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King of the Beach
Studio album by Wavves
Released August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
Recorded Sweet Tea Studios
Genre Indie rock, surf rock, noise rock, alternative rock, pop punk
Length 36:42
Label Fat Possum Records (US), Bella Union (UK)
Producer Dennis Herring
Wavves chronology
Wavvves
(2009)
King of the Beach
(2010)
Life Sux
(2011)
Singles from King of the Beach
  1. "Mickey Mouse"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Post Acid"
    Released: June 9, 2010
  3. "King of the Beach"
    Released: 2010
  4. "Stained Glass (Won't Let Me Into Yr Heart)"
    Released: January 11, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
MusicOMH 4/5 stars[6]
NME (6/10)[7]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[8]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin Magazine 4/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[11]

King of the Beach is the third studio album by the American band Wavves. It was set to be released in the USA by Fat Possum Records and in the UK by Bella Union Records on August 3, 2010, but digital copies became available July 1 as a result of early leaks.[12] Pitchfork Media placed it at number 50 on its list "The Top 50 Albums of 2010".[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "King of the Beach"   Nathan Williams 2:38
2. "Super Soaker"   Williams 2:29
3. "Idiot"   Williams 2:50
4. "When Will You Come"   Williams 2:35
5. "Post Acid"   Williams 2:09
6. "Take On the World"   Williams 2:42
7. "Baseball Cards"   Williams 3:02
8. "Convertible Balloon"   Billy Hayes 2:23
9. "Green Eyes"   Williams 3:47
10. "Mickey Mouse †"   Williams/Spector/Barry/Greenwich 3:53
11. "Linus Spacehead"   Steven Pope 3:14
12. "Baby Say Goodbye"   Hayes 5:11
Total length:
36:42

†Contains samples from Da Doo Ron Ron by The Crystals

  • The Japanese CD replaces Track 10 "Mickey Mouse" with Track 10 "Mutant", and adds bonus Track 13 "Stained Glass".

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
2010 U.S. Billboard 200[14] 168
Top Heatseekers 3
Independent Albums 28
Tastemakers Albums 10

Personnel[edit]

  • Nathan Williams - vocals, guitar
  • Stephen Pope - bass
  • Billy Hayes - drums

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