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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the Philadelphia pop-punk band led by James Alex was produced by Dave Downham.
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Spin the Dial
The radio is loud and wild And I'm too drunk to spin the dial Bathe my bones in alcohol So I don't have to think at all I was born at the bottom But... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Sep 26, 2016
    90
    Although coming quickly off the back of their debut might give people a cause for concern, the conviction with which it’s delivered should put to bed any negative preconceptions. An absolutely vital record.
  2. 83
    It’s this fusion of generations that partly makes Loud Bash such a fresh and exciting record. There’s plenty of Replacements hero worship going on with the loud, tumbling arrangements and sweeping vocal hooks, but that’s what being a teenager is all about.
  3. Sep 21, 2016
    80
    Alex has the energy and ability to pull off lines like being an atom bomb and lifesaving music with a directness that carries impact.
  4. Sep 21, 2016
    80
    Beach Slang are doing this as much for us as for themselves, and if you're down with them, it's hard not to feel awesome listening to this album.
  5. Sep 23, 2016
    80
    Self-aware but undaunted, every moment sees the band pushing at the walls, daring to take it bigger, promising to make it more open.
  6. Sep 23, 2016
    75
    Beach Slang's over-the-top, music-as-cure-all formula is delivered with such heartfelt sincerity that even the most stubborn folks must feel the need to jump around.
  7. Nov 3, 2016
    67
    If BS's LP titles sound so corny they're painful, Alex's POV remains imminently relatable.

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