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The Best Of Luck Club

Alex Lahey

The Best Of Luck Club

Second album of alt indie rock from the singer-songwriter from Melbourne recorded in Nashville produced by Catherine Marks (Manchester Orchestra, Wolf Alice, The Wombats)

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Dead Oceans
UK Release date
17/05/2019
US Release date
17/05/2019
  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    In the midst of a golden age of female indie rockers whose lyrics cut you to the quick as you’re cutting a rug, Lahey stands out for her versatility. With buoyant wit, she rolls with the changes and delivers a lucid, omnivorous perspective that’s all her own
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    Unashamedly glam rock, overflowing with arena-ready choruses, guitar licks and heart-warmingly candid lyrics
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    She's one who sees a world before her, the one she lives in the here and now, and finds a surge of relatability that keeps us on the hook for even more, dousing it in sugar-with-a-snap power chords
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Once again Lahey's distinctive knack for relatable, confessional songwriting takes centre stage
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  5. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    NEW Lahey has surpassed the achievement of her fantastic debut, changing things up enough musically to keep it fresh, but without losing any of the wit or songwriting prowess that made her one of the best young artists working today
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  6. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Like a message from a wise friend, The Best of Luck Club is worth revisiting whenever you’re in need of a little perspective
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  7. 7.0 |   DIY

    Despite an overall likeability and affable sheen - it’s a little flat
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  8. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    A bar-room-roused blast of a second record. Rather than viewing darkened dives through the eyes of a Tom Waits or a Conor Oberst, Lahey chooses to translate the transient, booze-soaked interactions into upbeat, empowered pop rock
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    It's a great record and would be a great summer record for the as yet uninitiated
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  10. 7.0 |   The Music

    What we love about Lahey is the authenticity and relatability of her songwriting. She doesn’t over-romanticise her stories, they tell it how it is, and The Best Of Luck Club is testament to that and more
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  11. 6.0 |   NME

    Not quite as immediate as the bruising garage-rock intensity of her debut, but this is instead a world-building release. So pull up a stool and take a seat. If you stick around long enough here, there’s a good chance you might not want to leave.
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  12. 6.0 |   The 405

    NEW Alex Lahey tries to be all things to all people and ends up falling somewhere between several chairs
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