Clash the Truth - Beach Fossils
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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11

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  1. Feb 20, 2013
    9
    Fantastic album. I haven't found a single song on this album that isn't good, Beach Fossils really know how to make good music. I recommend this album to anyone that enjoys summer or good music. Buy this album, you wont regret it!
  2. May 24, 2013
    8
    An apathy-driven attitude coupled with trembling guitars soaked in glorious reverb tones is what you get with this new record put out by Beach Fossils. Every track on this release is a gem. One could complain about the songs' monotony but in defence, I suspect that it was the intended purpose. Lo-fi twingling-reverb guitars provide a great musical accompaniment. However, the album doesn'tAn apathy-driven attitude coupled with trembling guitars soaked in glorious reverb tones is what you get with this new record put out by Beach Fossils. Every track on this release is a gem. One could complain about the songs' monotony but in defence, I suspect that it was the intended purpose. Lo-fi twingling-reverb guitars provide a great musical accompaniment. However, the album doesn't produce that 1 or 2 outstanding track. But it repays by consistently pushing out decent songs, track by track. A great album and a great listen. Expand
  3. May 2, 2013
    6
    It's strange how albums like Clash The Truth can be so flat, but still so interesting. Reminiscent to 80s goth at times, Beach Fossils droning tunes bring you to places you'd never thought you go, but only if you're willing to keep on the long drive.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    50
    The soft lull of "Sleep Apnea" sinks into the Fossils' familiar shoegaze, but all the songs are clipped so short that atmosphere is unfortunately never given the chance to fully evolve and envelope.
  2. Apr 5, 2013
    70
    An album where just enough business-as-usual is sacrificed for genuine growth.
  3. Mar 29, 2013
    30
    It hard to work out what's more annoying from the rest, be it Dustin Payseur's forgot-my-gym-kit vocals, the self-important but frankly juvenile ambient interludes, otr the neat riffs, which sound like plugins from some indie-pop iPad composition app. [May 2013, p.67]