Afraid of Heights [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
After the fizzy psych-punk of his last album, King of the Beach, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams seemingly discovered a stash of albums from the '90s and fell under their spell while writing and recording the 2013 follow-up, Afraid of Heights. Working with producer John Hill (of Rihanna and Santigold fame) and loyal sidekick Stephen Pope, Williams crafted an album that is full of influences from the era of grunge, pop-punk, and '90 alt-rock. There are guitars that sound just like Kurt Cobain's, quite a few tracks that sound like Weezer deep cuts, lots of quiet-verse/loud-chorus dynamics, bursts of Pixie-esque angst, and a general feel of hazy nostalgia for the era. Although ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
After the fizzy psych-punk of his last album, King of the Beach, Wavves frontman Nathan Williams seemingly discovered a stash of albums from the '90s and fell under their spell while writing and recording the 2013 follow-up, Afraid of Heights. Working with producer John Hill (of Rihanna and Santigold fame) and loyal sidekick Stephen Pope, Williams crafted an album that is full of influences from the era of grunge, pop-punk, and '90 alt-rock. There are guitars that sound just like Kurt Cobain's, quite a few tracks that sound like Weezer deep cuts, lots of quiet-verse/loud-chorus dynamics, bursts of Pixie-esque angst, and a general feel of hazy nostalgia for the era. Although some snotty loser punk noise bursts through on the more straightforward rockers like "Mystic," "Cop," and "Beat Me Up," the rest of the album sounds like it came directly from an album by one of the bands that sprang up on major-label rosters after Nirvana hit big. Lovers of '90s revival bands will find Afraid of Heights right up their alley.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2013
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624945369
  • Catalog Number: 534721
  • Sales rank: 28,085

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sail To The Sun (3:15)
  2. 2 Demon To Lean On (4:11)
  3. 3 Mystic (2:23)
  4. 4 Lunge Forward (2:49)
  5. 5 Dog (3:11)
  6. 6 Afraid Of Heights (5:06)
  7. 7 Paranoid (2:22)
  8. 8 Cop (1:57)
  9. 9 Beat Me Up (2:20)
  10. 10 Everything Is My Fault (2:38)
  11. 11 That's On Me (3:40)
  12. 12 Gimme A Knife (2:54)
  13. 13 I Can't Dream (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wavves Primary Artist
Mike Dillon Vibes
John Hill Organ, Synthesizer, Guitar, Celeste, Drums, Keyboards, Bells
Michael Jerome Drums
Phil Peterson Strings, Cello
Jenny Lewis Background Vocals
Jorma Vik Drums
John Morrical Keyboards
Zac Baird Keyboards, Mellotron
Stephen Pope Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Glockenspiel, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Soloist, Guitar (Tremolo), Guitar (Baritone)
Nathan Williams Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Technical Credits
Brian Gardner Mastering
John Hill Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Chris Coady Engineer, Additional Production
Stephen Pope Composer
Nathan Williams Composer
Laura Sisk Engineer
Rich Mingins Photo Courtesy
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