King of the Beach (Wavves album)

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King of the Beach
King of the Beach (Front Cover).png
Studio album by Wavves
Released August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
Recorded Sweet Tea Studios
Genre
Length 36:42
Label Fat Possum (US), Bella Union (UK)
Producer Dennis Herring
Wavves chronology
Wavvves
(2009)Wavvves2009
King of the Beach
(2010)
Life Sux
(2011)Life Sux2011
Singles from King of the Beach
  1. "Post Acid"
    Released: June 9, 2010
  2. "King of the Beach"
    Released: 2010
  3. "Stained Glass (Won't Let Me Into Yr Heart)"
    Released: January 11, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[6]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[7]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
Mojo 4/5 stars[10]
MusicOMH 4/5 stars[11]
NME (6/10)[12]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[13]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[14]
Spin Magazine 4/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[15]

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.[16] Pitchfork Media placed it at number 50 on its list "The Top 50 Albums of 2010".[17] Nathan Williams on Twitter has confirmed that most of the material from the album was originally demoes that he had written with drummer Zach Hill of Hella and Death Grips.

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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[19] 168
Top Heatseekers 3
Independent Albums 28
Tastemakers Albums 10

Personnel[edit]

  • Nathan Williams - vocals, guitar, keyboards, additional percussion, drums on "When Will You Come".[20]
  • Stephen Pope - bass, baritone guitar, synthesisers.
  • Billy Hayes - drums, keyboards, vocals on "Baby Say Goodbye".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AllMusic review". 
  2. ^ a b "Spin Magazine review". 
  3. ^ "Wavves: King of the Beach Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Wavves' addictive surf-punk makes it king of the beach". SF Weekly. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Wavves King of the Beach Review". BBC. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "King of the Beach by Wavves". Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Consequence of Sound review". 
  8. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  9. ^ "The Guardian review". 
  10. ^ "Mojo review". 
  11. ^ "MusicOMH review". 
  12. ^ "NME review". 
  13. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". 
  14. ^ "Rolling Stone review". 
  15. ^ "Slant Magazine review". 
  16. ^ "Wavves Move Up Release of New LP | News". Pitchfork. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  17. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2010 | Features". Pitchfork. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  18. ^ "Wavves: King of the Beach Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 
  19. ^ "King of the Beach - Wavves". Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  20. ^ Insert of King of The Beach's CD

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