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The Answer Is Always Yes

Alex Lahey

The Answer Is Always Yes

Third album of alt indie rock from the singer-songwriter from Melbourne working with other writers for the first time

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  1. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    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
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    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
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  3. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    With relatable lyrics and tunes with more hooks than your average fisherman’s bag, here could be the next big crossover act from Australia
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    Powerful, anthemic and cathartic
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  5. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Australian singer-songwriter’s new album is a collection of hooky, blistering break-up anthems
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  6. 7.3 |   Spectrum Culture

    Singer-songwriter Alex Lahey’s warmth and wit set her right in the sweet spot that doesn’t quite make her a typical indie rocker, but not quite a pop punk artist either. She won’t be let into either of those clubs because she doesn’t need to be in them — she can start one of her own, and people will come to join it
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Lahey excels at crafting chewy pieces of bubblegum-punk whose exuberance and smarts are often matched by their emotional potency. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    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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