• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2022
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Sep 23, 2022
    9
    Still need time to settle on this record. But man, the strange experimentation between folk/almost hyperpop-esc ballads is quite sensational. Fascinating record that has some of Alex's best written/produced songs to date. Highly recommend giving this one a listen.
  2. Sep 23, 2022
    7
    Faithful hazy guitar's, auto tune and the love of animals in the hands of alex g make a compelling collaboration. It's an admirable fleshing out of all the things Alex has done best. The leading "runner"s anxiety or "no bitterness" folky Americana . This record feels like a sweet in-between of the coutry Americana of "rockets" and bizzare folktronica of "house of sugar" . A really goodFaithful hazy guitar's, auto tune and the love of animals in the hands of alex g make a compelling collaboration. It's an admirable fleshing out of all the things Alex has done best. The leading "runner"s anxiety or "no bitterness" folky Americana . This record feels like a sweet in-between of the coutry Americana of "rockets" and bizzare folktronica of "house of sugar" . A really good record on par if not better than the rest of his enigmatic catalogue. Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2022
    8
    What a complex beast. A zillion voices, zillions of instruments/percussion, and mysterious references/storylines. No way to digest this in one sitting. Everything sounds beautiful, piano, various creaks. Singing is great. Effects are enriching. It must have been a challenge to make this feel cohesive. I’m thinking Brand New mixed with alt-J, recent Bon Iver, and Teen Suicide.What a complex beast. A zillion voices, zillions of instruments/percussion, and mysterious references/storylines. No way to digest this in one sitting. Everything sounds beautiful, piano, various creaks. Singing is great. Effects are enriching. It must have been a challenge to make this feel cohesive. I’m thinking Brand New mixed with alt-J, recent Bon Iver, and Teen Suicide. Confident, experimental, bonkers. No standout songs…just enjoy wading through the pool. Expand
  4. Sep 24, 2022
    10
    By far one of Alex G's best albums yet; every song is well composed, emotional and rich with atmosphere and texture.
  5. Sep 24, 2022
    10
    one of the greatest artists of our generation. beautiful album with hopeful poignancy.
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86

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Sep 28, 2022
    85
    While most tracks on God Save the Animals are simply constructed, often built around either a rambling piano or twangy plucked melody, there are stunning moments of sudden sonic shifts and digital surprises.
  2. Sep 26, 2022
    80
    For the most part it’s a rich and deftly arranged work, and though there’s a warmth that can sometimes border on cloying, he cuts through with chaos and levity.
  3. Sep 23, 2022
    80
    On God Save The Animals, Alex G creates his best music to date. The textures are as complex as its lyrical content and it’s all strung together beautifully through intricate piano sections. Throughout this album, we see calculated risks pay off in a major way to create a colorful yet challenging album and one that requires multiple listens to fully understand Alex G’s end goal.