Albums to watch

The Beat Is


The Beat Is

Second album from Danish indie pop band influenced by 80s and 90s pop

ADM rating[?]


UK Release date
  1. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    ..there are enough touches of Abba to keep things Nordic. A delicious lesson in the art of pop
    Read Review

  2. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The glee that infused that first album has been swamped by endless staccato synth or piano riffs, all of which sound like a score of minor hits from a generation ago
    Read Review

  3. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It’s an interesting stroll down another memory lane, as the band cast their slinky, catchy melodies towards a sound and style that is probably due for a revival
    Read Review

  4. 6.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  5. 6.0 |   The Times

    Their second album varies the tempo and tone without sacrificing the joyful execution
    Read Review

  6. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Facile it may be, but the brazen euphoria of tunes such as "Hole in My Heart" and "The Right Thing" proves mightily irresistible
    Read Review

  7. 5.0 |   NME

    Too inconsistent and devoid of depth to stand out on a battlefield where Gaga rules all
    Read Review

  8. 4.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

  9. 2.0 |   The Skinny

    As you rush to remove The Beat Is... from your speakers, try not to smudge the chalk outline of Alphabeat’s credibility
    Read Review

  10. 1.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Alphabeat could’ve found themselves a comfortable niche as the pop band indie fans could like. Instead, they’ve regressed to something unrecognisably awful
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews