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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Los Angeles rock band was produced by Nick Waterhouse.
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  • Record Label: Innovative Leisure
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Garage Rock Revival
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Top Track

Follow You Down
How was I to know You'd come around Any other day Follow you down How was I to see What you'd intend Any other way Try it again Above all else I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Mojo
    Sep 12, 2014
    80
    There's much of Lawrence's beguiling attention to detail present here. [Oct 2014, p.94]
  2. Sep 15, 2014
    80
    Despite their implacable cool there’s a lot of soul searching going on here and the band turn their back on the superficial and hedonistic L.A, setting out in search of something deeper and more profound. In Worship The Sun they find it.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    80
    On Worship the Sun, their subtle excavation is even more impressive, richly rendered, and worth checking out than before.
  4. Uncut
    Sep 11, 2014
    70
    If there's a faint veil of disappointment hanging over all this excellence, it's that Allah-Las haven't built m,ore adventurously on the foundations of their debut. [Oct 2014, p.66]
  5. Sep 11, 2014
    60
    There’s a definite progression in the songwriting and the tunes are soaked in the kind of timeless California sunshine you just don’t get from Brits.
  6. 60
    Worship The Sun continues that approach, sounding more cohesive in the process. Somehow, though, it’s also more sluggish--their ‘60s indebted garage-rock drags where once it excited.
  7. Oct 9, 2014
    60
    Worship the Sun has the lemonade-y ambiguity of all good pop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 9, 2015
    7
    My most anticipated album coming into 2014. After listening to the first album easily over 100 times from 2012-2014 and seeing a live show inMy most anticipated album coming into 2014. After listening to the first album easily over 100 times from 2012-2014 and seeing a live show in Austin, I can say Allah-Las fall short of my expectations on their second album Worship the Sun. This album clearly falls short of Allah-Las' self titled first album. The album contains a mishmash of different sounding songs that don't feel entirely necessary. I hear songs like Had it All and Every Girl which are clear throwbacks to the bands first album. They could, or should have added both of these songs as bonus tracks. If only Allah-Las had cut 3-5 songs off this album; and replaced one of Worship the Suns' boring instrumentals: Ferus Gallery, Yemeni Jade; with a song as strong as "Sacred Sands". The album feels like a random collection of pretty good songs and nothing more. Will not be purchasing the Vinyl, and most definitely will not be playing on repeat.

    There are individual songs that stand out on this album, and are still great additions to Allah-Las' tunes. That being said, I don't think any of the songs on Worship the Sun match the quality of tunes off the first album such as Busman's Holiday, Sacred Sands, Catalina, Seven Point Five, or Long Journey.

    Stand out songs:
    Artifact
    Recurring
    Follow You Down
    Better Than Mine
    No Werewolf
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