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  • Summary: The third full-length release from Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey features songs co-written with Ali Barter, Chris Collins, Jacknife Lee, and John Mark Nelson.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 18, 2023
    Lahey grounds the whole endeavor in the everyday, but elevates those experiences in a pointedly emotional and supremely accessible way, making The Answer Is Always Yes an absolute, unfettered joy. [Apr - Jul 2023, p.81]
  2. May 18, 2023
    The whole album is chock full of songs that scream road trips and beach days, pulling from a grungier vision of Sheryl Crow and latter-day Liz Phair's fun-loving pop rock, shot through with a synthesised yet vulnerable twinge that was already apparent on Lahey's first two albums.
  3. May 18, 2023
    It’s a record bursting with so much confidence and instantly likeable songs that it already sounds like a hit.
  4. May 26, 2023
    The result is a fun collection of melodically versatile songs which celebrate the power that can be found in dwelling on the fringes.
  5. May 22, 2023
    Sometimes the writing on The Answer Is Always Yes is more generic than you’d expect from Lahey. .... But Lahey’s gift for imagery shines on songs like the hazy acoustic trip “The Sky Is Melting,” a rowdy story of misadventure: She spars with a deadbeat pal while high on melted weed gummies, trading conspiracy theories and belting out corny yacht rock before vomiting into a ravine.
  6. Uncut
    May 18, 2023
    Lahey excels at crafting chewy pieces of bubblegum-punk whose exuberance and smarts are often matched by their emotional potency. [Jun 2023, p.32]
  7. 70
    Some listeners may miss the rawer sounds and leanings of her debut and the instrumental adventurousness of her second album, as Lahey wends her way through a less incendiary and more restrained sequence. Still, she employs volume dynamics skillfully, her melodies are consistently enrolling, and her lyrics, at once colourful patter, empathetic pep-talk, and a vehicle for catharsis, are aptly accessible.
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  1. Jun 7, 2023
    A non-stop energetic push of cute lessons about moving on and accepting what one has become after though times. With no song that falls flat,A non-stop energetic push of cute lessons about moving on and accepting what one has become after though times. With no song that falls flat, Alex Lahey has achieved to overcome herself with a very nice and strong pop-rock proposal. Do give her a try, it is worth the quick rush. Expand