Review of Don’t You by Wet

Review by: Karina Abbott

Score: 7.5/10


Wet is an alternative indie pop trio from Brooklyn, New York, and “Don’t You” is their debut album. They released their first EP in October of 2013, it was self-titled and featured four soft breakup songs, including “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”, and “You’re the Best”. This album follows along the same lines, consisting of those two songs from the EP and nine other tracks. “Don’t You” is an all-encompassing album, especially if you listen to it with headphones, which you should, because it is a truly unique sound experience. The songs flow smoothly, and together they are beautiful and overwhelming. I can’t really pick a favorite track, because nearly all of them are perfect. I think the ones that resonated with me the most were, “It’s All in Vain” and “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”. Both of these songs are slightly more strange than the others on the album, which I quite like about them; it’s always good to have oddballs as they tend to make an album stand out more. “It’s All in Vain” has some really interesting background sound effects and the vocals are more singled out than on any other track. “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” was the first song I ever heard from Wet and it made me fall in love with their unique style of electronic indie pop music. I enjoyed listening to “Don’t You” so much; all the songs are great by themselves, but together they make this album a very powerful one.

RIYL: Broods, Carousel, Reptar, Mikky Ekko

FCC Violations: None

Favorite Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10

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