Bobby’s Weekly Review

Alex G – Beach Music 

Alex G is known for making bedroom pop. If all of his previous albums were written on an acoustic in his dimly-lit bedroom, then Beach Music was written once that light was turned off and Giannascoli drifted off to sleep. An increased reliance on dreamy keyboard compositions, extreme pedal distortion and vocal manipulation make this album seem like a dream. Alex G is giving the listener a taste of all the voices in his head. Whether he is singing a duet with himself on “Brite Boy” or getting lost in the airy moans of “Station,” Beach Music presents Alex G’s least accessible and most personal release. The album seems to be all at one alienating and connecting to its audience. This increase in experimentation shows Alex G transcending the scene he came up in. Not only do these songs exist outside of the bedroom, but outside of reality altogether.

1. Told Slant – Going By

2. Twin Peaks – Down In Heaven

3. Whitney – Light Upon the Lake

4. Bear Hands -You’ll Pay for This

5. Badbadnotgood – IV

6. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial

7. Mitski – Puberty 2

8. The Avalanches – Wildflower

9. Kweku Collins – Nat Love

10. Wilco – Wilco Shmilco

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