Nothing Is Wrong

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Nothing Is Wrong
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Studio album by Dawes
Released June 7, 2011
Genre Folk rock
Length 51:49
Label ATO Records
Producer Jonathan Wilson
Dawes chronology
North Hills
(2009)
Nothing Is Wrong
(2011)
Stories Don't End
(2013)

Nothing Is Wrong is the second studio album by American folk-rock band Dawes, released on June 7, 2011. It is the only Dawes album to feature keyboard player Alex Casnoff.

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B+[3]
Beats per Minute 80%[4]
Drowned in Sound 5/10[5]
Glide Magazine 4.5/5 stars[6]
The Independent 5/5 stars[7]
The Line of Best Fit 7/10 stars[8]
No Ripcord 8/10[9]
Paste 8.5/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[11]
Spin 7/10[12]

Nothing Is Wrong received favorable reviews from many music critics and Metacritic gave it a Metascore of 80 out of 100, based on 14 reviews.[13] Uncut placed it at number 39 on its list of the "Top 50 Albums of 2011."[14]

Andrew Leahey of Allmusic told that "those looking to rock out won’t find many headbanging opportunities here" because the album "works well as driving music, particularly if the scenery outside your windshield matches the sepia-toned music."[1] At American Songwriter, Paula Carino found that the release "succeeds on its own terms, and will appeal to fans of solid roots-rock songwriting."[2] Steven Hyden of The A.V. Club affirmed that on the album "Dawes comes far, and appears to be only getting started."[3] Beats per Minute's Johan Alm evoked that "beyond the band's development as musicians and the excellent production, the growth and increasingly personal nature of Taylor Goldsmith’s songwriting is what makes Nothing Is Wrong the success it is. "[4] At Glide Magazine, Chris Calarco touched on that "with Nothing is Wrong's ability to fire poignant and lasting musical arrows straight from a heart of gold, Dawes signals they are here to stay."[6]

At The Independent, Andy Gill called this "a thoughtful, mature conclusion to an album that seems to summarise one of the more welcoming trends in American rock."[7] The Line of Best Fit's Janne Oinonen alluded to how the album has "an apt title", which is because "the outcome is an album that sounds skilled and accomplished rather than truly inspired."[8] Alan Shulman of No Ripcord said that he would not "hesitate to recommend this record to anybody", and stated that as a listener they "may not love it, but you’ll probably like it, and that’s enough."[9] At Paste (magazine), Wyndham Wyeth proclaimed the release as being "something truly special."[10] Chris Martins of Spin affirmed that even "though restlessness is the dominant lyrical theme here", yet the release "sounds familiar and comforting" at the same time.[12]

However, Drowned in Sound's Al Horner told the release "paws so affectionately at the Americana idols that inspired it that you glean nothing of the band that penned it", which he recommended it "would have been a better record had that time been spent eking the emotion out of their own lives, rather than their record collections."[5] At Rolling Stone, Will Hermes highlighted that "this tuneful but sometimes bland set could use more of that", which is from "Taylor's current side project, Middle Brother, shows his wilder, less studied side".[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Taylor Goldsmith.

Tracklist
No. Title Length
1. "Time Spent in Los Angeles" 4:28
2. "If I Wanted Someone" 4:39
3. "My Way Back Home" 6:25
4. "Coming Back to a Man" 3:51
5. "So Well" 5:31
6. "How Far We've Come" 2:59
7. "Fire Away" 6:23
8. "Moon in the Water" 3:54
9. "Million Dollar Bill" 4:12
10. "The Way You Laugh" 3:48
11. "A Little Bit of Everything" 5:39
Total length: 51:49

Musicians[edit]

Dawes are:

  • Taylor Goldsmith - lead vocals, guitar, background vocals (6), organ (2, 5, 8), piano (11)
  • Griffin Goldsmith - drums, background vocals, percussion (1, 2, 3, 4, 6), lead vocals (6)
  • Wylie Gelber - bass
  • Alex Casnoff - piano, background vocals

Additional Musicians consist of:

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[15] 64
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[16] 5
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[17] 10
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[18] 18
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[19] 8


Airplay
Song Chart Position
"Time Spent In Los Angeles" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs[20] 17
"If I Wanted Someone" Billboard Adult Alternative Songs 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leahey, Andrew (December 5, 2011). "Nothing Is Wrong - Dawes : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Carino, Paula (June 30, 2011). "Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong". American Songwriter. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Hyden, Steven (June 7, 2011). "Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Alm, Johan (June 10, 2011). "Album Review: Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong". Beats per Minute. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Horner, Al (August 15, 2011). "Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Calarco, Chris (June 7, 2011). "Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong". Glide Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Gill, Andy (August 26, 2011). "Album: Dawes, Nothing Is Wrong (ATO)". The Independent. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Oinonen, Janne (August 18, 2011). "Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Shulman, Alan (July 21, 2011). "Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong". No Ripcord. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Wyeth, Wyndham (June 6, 2011). "Dawes Nothing Is Wrong Review". Paste. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Hermes, Will (June 7, 2011). "Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong (ATO)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Martins, Chris (June 7, 2011). "Dawes, 'Nothing Is Wrong' (ATO)". Spin. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ Metacritic (June 13, 2011). "Critic Reviews for Nothing Is Wrong". CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://stereogum.com/891311/uncuts-top-50-albums-of-2011/list/
  15. ^ "Dawes – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Dawes.
  16. ^ "Dawes – Chart history" Billboard Folk Albums for Dawes.
  17. ^ "Dawes – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Dawes.
  18. ^ "Dawes – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Dawes.
  19. ^ "Dawes – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Dawes.
  20. ^ "Dawes - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-03-22. 

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