Beach Fossils

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. On their debut, the young Beach Fossils separate themselves from the rest of the pack by coloring the ubiquitous surf-pop sound with a listlessness that makes them seem like weary veterans.
  2. This is the sound of sun-stunned drift, as opposed to slacker ennui. Such a formula could make for an enervating listen, but this debut album is shot through with casually glorious melodies.
  3. I'm not sure what this one will sound like when the heat lets up--but what matters for now is that Beach Fossils have crafted a breezy and charming debut that renders such questions, at least for right now, unimportant.
  4. Beach Fossils may be very 2010 but they aren't just along for the ride, they're driving the bandwagon.
  5. Beach Fossils is the sound of life being enjoyed for the simpler things and getting over the rest. It makes for a languidly pleasing bout of escapism at the very least.
  6. For what it is, it hits the mark impeccably--time after time after time.
  7. How this sort of music became a cliche in the space of just the past year or so speaks to the speed and density of the Internet. And yet the self-titled Beach Fossils debut, on Captured Tracks, manages to not feel overly 2009.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 11, 2016
    7
    This kind of music is probably a cliche in the actual times. But, cliche or not, Beach Fossils manage to entertain you for a couple of goodThis kind of music is probably a cliche in the actual times. But, cliche or not, Beach Fossils manage to entertain you for a couple of good tracks, and some tripping psychedelia manners. Full Review »