Gemini (Wild Nothing album)

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Gemini
Wild Nothing Gemini.jpg
Studio album by Wild Nothing
Released May 25, 2010
Genre
Length 42:37
Label Captured Tracks
Producer Wild Nothing
Wild Nothing chronology
Gemini
(2010)
Golden Haze (EP)
(2010)

Gemini is the debut album from American indie rock act Wild Nothing, released on May 25, 2010, on Captured Tracks.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork 8.2/10[2]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[3]

Gemini received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics.

Ian Cohen of Pitchfork praised the album, stating, "Wild Nothing doesn't feel like a facile genre exercise so much as honest personal expression borne of intense musical fanhood. And in a strange way, it becomes something of a deceptively joyous affair, a reminder of why so many songwriters retreat to bedrooms or garages to lose themselves in the music-making process. Gemini is grand when it sulks, and even better when it's in motion-- check the falsetto hooks of "Confirmation" and "Summer Holidays", or the clattering, kinetic "Chinatown". Tatum carves a tunnel from Ibiza's beaches to Manchester's rain-soaked fairgrounds, and in the process, captures a lot of what is exciting about underground music's current classic indie-pop fixation."[2]

Pitchfork listed "Chinatown" at No. 73 on their Top Tracks of 2010 and Gemini at No. 49 on their Top Albums of 2010,[4] with Pitchfork reviewer Zach Kelly stating, "Wild Nothing's 'Chinatown' finds just the right mix of melancholy and urgency."[5]

Stereogum placed "Gemini" ninth on their Top 50 Albums of 2010 list.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jack Tatum.

No. Title Length
1. "Live in Dreams" 3:25
2. "Summer Holiday" 4:02
3. "Drifter" 3:33
4. "Pessimist" 1:47
5. "O, Lilac" 3:02
6. "Bored Games" 4:00
7. "Confirmation" 3:13
8. "My Angel Lonely" 2:58
9. "The Witching Hour" 4:07
10. "Chinatown" 3:18
11. "Our Composition Book" 3:47
12. "Gemini" 5:25
Total length: 42:37

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ PopMatters review
  4. ^ "The Top 50 Albums of 2010". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Pitchfork. December 13, 2010. Retrieved December 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ The 50 Best Albums of 2010 Referenced December 24, 2010