The Deadbeat Bang Of Heartbreak City

Beach Slang

The Deadbeat Bang Of Heartbreak City

Fourth album from the Philadelphia indie rock trio led by James Alex and features former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson

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Bridge Nine
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  1. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    A rock 'n' roll album that brings you barroom blues with a stoic smile; a reckless attitude with a retro vibe that avoids silliness, so earnest and true is Alex in his delivery
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  2. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    Beach Slang sounded like The Replacements before, and the project still sounds like them now
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  3. 6.0 |   Kerrang!

    As ever, the line between sincerity and mawkishness is down to the ear of the beholder, but maturity is creeping into Beach Slang’s songs of eternal punk rock youth, and here their bleeding heart is in the right place
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  4. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    The album's best moments, like the incandescent horns on "Kicking Over Bottles," make a convincing argument for Beach Slang as conduits for their heroes
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  5. 5.2 |   Pitchfork

    The Philly band’s rousing punk anthems lose a little luster on an album that feels more motivated by desperation than starry-eyed conviction
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  6. 5.0 |   All Music

    The genuine sweetness and naivete that made this bald-faced theft more forgivable on earlier albums is harder to find here, leaving songs that are catchy enough but ultimately feel like hollow impersonations of someone else's work
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  7. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Beach Slang should be the king of a certain type of sound, but then The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City hit its wall
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  8. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    On Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City, James Alex's (Beach Slang) homage to his heroes sounds exhausted
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