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Alex Lahey - The Best of Luck Club (May 17, 2019) Album • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by ImAMetaphor, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Orla May 19, 2019
    (Last edited: May 19, 2019)
    Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    I’ve struggled to listen to anything else this weekend. Gave a couple other new records a spin on Friday, but after that, it’s pretty much been TBOLC on repeat. Won’t at all be surprised if this ends up my AOTY down the line.

    Also, really dig your review @Mary V! It definitely helped me get a better sense of the record as a whole (and holy shit, placing “Isabella” as a Jack’s Mannequin track is bang-on.)
     
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  2. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    This is amazing. The sax on Dont Be So Hard On Yourself is too much :heart:
     
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  3. I really appreciate the feedback, thank you!
     
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  4. maryp1603

    Hey. Supporter

    Been listening all weekend and I still love it just as much as I did upon first listen. Didn’t initially pick up that Isabella was about a vibrator until reading the lyrics. Made me laugh after listening again. Very witty, Alex.
     
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  5. St. Nate

    We were just talkin' bout the Jesus. Prestigious

    WOw this sounds great
     
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  6. yocoxy

    Newbie

    Saw her perform last night in Leicester. The band was great but there was probably only 20 people at the show. Hope she comes back to he uk again
     
  7. Zilla

    Trusted Supporter

    Listened to this because of the Chorus review. So very good.
     
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  8. recall reality

    "But existing is basically all I do!" Prestigious

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  9. Osceola13

    Bringin the ruckus

    Just got back from seeing her in London tonight and damn she's so freaking good! Played tons of new album stuff, great banter with the crowd and overall such an awesome performance. Can't wait to hopefully catch her play again when she's in the US in a few months.
     
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  10. maryp1603

    Hey. Supporter

     
  11. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    This album is so good.
     
  12. Maybevictor

    @maybevictor Prestigious

    Just stumbled upon this album and it is wonderful. Sax on track 4 got me truly hooked and the line “lets combine our books and records and forget what belongs to who” on the last song really shook me.

    This album rules.
     
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  13. CarpetElf

    point gawd Prestigious

    Might be my AOTY so far.
     
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  14. BenSmith94

    Regular

    I like the album, I think it's fun...but it's just not grabbing me in the way ILYLAB did. I like what she's going for, there's maybe one song I dislike, but the album as a whole lacks the top end quality her debut had.

    Having said that, really looking forward to seeing her in just over a week.
     
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  16. maryp1603

    Hey. Supporter

    Been a few weeks and it’s still my AOTY with no sign of that changing anytime soon. Alex is so underrated and I wish more people were into her or gave her a shot.
     
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  17. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    It’s been heartening to see her audience grow on each headline tour, though, especially in the US where rock radio clearly won’t play her. Graduating from playing Schubas to Subterranean to Lincoln Hall here in Chicago is definitely cool even though I want her fan base swell even more too
     
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  18. BenSmith94

    Regular

    Saw her on Friday night. She's so damn fun to watch live, so much energy and A+ audience interaction.

    Digging the album a bit more, but still don't think it's as good as her previous effort. Still an engaging listen though.

    Also met her after the show on Sunday and she was so nice, happily signed stuff and posed for pictures with people with good grace!
     
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  19. maryp1603

    Hey. Supporter

    I honestly don’t think she had any chance of topping ILYLAB. It’s infectiously catchy and melodic, so the bar was set incredibly high for a follow-up.
     
  20. BenSmith94

    Regular

    Yeah, I think one of the reasons I didn't immediately love Best of Luck Club is because as you say, ILYLAB set the bar so high and I think I was comparing the two a bit too much. Best of Luck Club is still a mighty fine stand alone record.
     
  21. maryp1603

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  23. Orla Jul 31, 2019
    (Last edited: Sep 19, 2019)
    Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    About 2.5 months in and I’ve barely cooled down on this album. “I Don’t Get Invited To Parties Anymore” has even grown on me, and it’s been a tune the whole time.
     
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  24. maryp1603

    Hey. Supporter

    Still my AOTY.
     
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  25. Osceola13

    Bringin the ruckus

    As if I couldn't possibly love her more she goes and does this. Fucking amazing!

     
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