Way Too Much
Label: Warner Bros.
The first line of _V_ is "I'm not doing anything today;" a few tracks later, the heedless yelp "I lost my job today" heralds ultracatchy punk sliver "All The Same." The songs on Wavves’ fifth album transmute bedroom lethargy and numbing addiction into the sharpest, happiest hooks frontman Nathan Williams can find. "Redlead" goes from "I'm broken and insane" to a peppy, watery guitar solo to "I can't feel my arms or my legs / I'm bleeding out;" on "My Head Hurts," even the silvery hiss that forms the album's scruffy lo-fi disguise becomes the oppressive haze of a migraine.