Clash the Truth - Beach Fossils
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Dustin Payseur as Beach Fossils was produced by Ben Greenberg.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    90
    Beach Fossils have found a balance that's better than anyone could have hoped for.
  2. Feb 12, 2013
    85
    The new one is faster, hookier, cleaner. [No. 95, p.52]
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    80
    In all, Clash the Truth is a major step forward for Beach Fossils, and it’s certainly an album that I’m not going to forget about so easily, if ever at all.
  4. Feb 13, 2013
    70
    Clash The Truth is an accomplished album that should see Beach Fossils leave behind lo-fi slacker pop's balmy evenings.
  5. Mar 13, 2013
    70
    Combined with the head-in-the-sky ambience of the subgenre, the result is an album far more interesting and ambitious than mere nostalgia rock.
  6. 70
    Clash the Truth is Payseur evolving, the band shifting in a direction that’s probably unlike what they previously imagined themselves moving toward.
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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 recommendFantastic 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! Expand
  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 BeachAn 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 droningIt'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. Collapse