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God Save The Animals

Alex G

God Save The Animals

Tenth album from the Philadelphia lo-fi indie rock musician Alex Giannascoli

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The cult star's latest is delightfully idiosyncratic, and further confirms his place as one of his generation's most consistently brilliant songwriters
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  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    God Save the Animals is Alex G's most sonically consistent record, managing to turn the darkness into light on the turn of a devastating key change
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Alex G is a genius at crafting intimately familiar feelings while injecting off-kilter miscues that satisfy the oddball compulsions living in our heads
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Though it feels glued together by the seams, God Save The Animals, like the best Alex G efforts, eventually reveals an almost impossible cohesiveness – a slightly off-kilter haze where a smouldering heart shines for others to lean into
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  5. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Alex G’s ninth album in the past dozen years gives its listeners bliss, a respite from an anxious world
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  6. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The enigmatic Philadelphia musician takes inspiration from melodic radio rock on his surprising, gorgeous new album
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  7. 8.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    God Save the Animals’ production approaches are understated compared to those employed in previous work yet still precisely rendered. What stand out – prominently and unabashedly – are Alex’s impeccably crafted and irresistibly delivered songs
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  8. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    God Save the Animals might be his most commercial release yet, but is still, as per usual, an unboxable album
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  9. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    Placing its faith in the healing power of animals and Auto-Tune, Alex Giannascoli’s most hopeful record stands out for its grounded patience and moments of sharp lyrical simplicity
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The album maintains its hallucinatory aura throughout; it’s a dazzling aural anime from a wildly original artist. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   DIY

    An album that encapsulates his weird and beautiful world
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  12. 8.0 |   Dork

    An album with beauty and humility at its very core, bringing a comforting and compelling outlook on the human experience at a time humanity seems to need it more than ever
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  13. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The American musician continues to mine a rich seam of autobiography and fiction
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  14. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Easily one of his most cohesive works to date
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  15. 8.0 |   All Music

    Successfully mixes religious motifs with a balance of tactile, earthbound textures and hypnotically dreamy, alien atmospheres
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  16. 8.0 |   Clash

    While the singles may be his most commercially appealing to date, he never once loses integrity or his aural signature as an artist
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  17. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    A captivating record from an artist ready to speak his mind
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  18. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A typically idiosyncratic set from an artist ploughing his own furrow, but it doesn’t entirely fulfil his considerable promise
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  19. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    It’s not often we get treated to an album that is so interesting in its voice and textures, that allows you to explore its messages and meanings all the while just plain enjoying it
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The inventiveness on display is undeniably impressive, but the process sometimes hides a little too much of the artist behind it. Print edition only

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