AOTY 2017
I Love You Like a Brother
Alex Lahey - I Love You Like a Brother
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #133 / 648
User Score
Based on 21 ratings
October 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters
With such a powerful album about the bummers in life, Lahey liberates us from the expectations of a petty society.
80
Under The Radar

On I Love You Like a Brother, Alex Lahey shares scenes from her own period of self-discovery, which makes for a fierce and incredibly fun debut full-length LP.

80
NME
Lahey’s debut is a confessional, confident and important arrival.
80
DIY
‘I Love You Like My Brother’ builds all sorts of these clean bridges, and though Alex Lahey’s world springs from small images and clean sentences, it says a lot with very little.
80
No Ripcord

Her debut album, I Love You Like a Brother, is chock-full of catchy tunes, clever wordplay and guitar riffs galore. It’s the kind of record that sounds classic and fresh at the same time, with a high-energy pulse that’s made for bouncing around a club.

76
Pitchfork

I Love You Like a Brother is a remarkably focused set of sing-along choruses, punk-pop dynamics, and casually witty observations about relationships. If it never quite matches the breathlessness of that first impression, it confirms the 24-year-old music-degree dropout belongs on her globe-trotting trajectory.

Nov 6, 2017
79
One of the more memorable indie rock debuts of the year, Alex Lahey has a talent for lyrics that are relatable, but expressed in a more clever and on-point manner than most could achieve. The songs are short, poppy, confident, and maddeningly catchy, but underscore some common twenty-something neuroses and concerns. She should be a good one to keep an eye on.
Oct 12, 2017
65
The perfect teenage rock pop record for 2017...
Oct 9, 2017
abdcorner
79
A year after her well-received EP "B-Grade University," Australian artist Alex Lahey gives us her debut LP, " I Love You Like a Brother." Filled with catchy, punk-inspired tracks, Lahey inspires greatness with some grandiose pop moments, for example, the closing segment of the 50s infused "I Want U" and the entirety of single "I Haven't Been Taking Care of Myself." What makes this a fun record is Lahey's personality, for it shines throughout the whole ... read more
Oct 6, 2017
BM5X5
78
She loves me like her brother. The facial expression on this album is exactly how i felt listening to this album. Would not recommend
END OF YEAR LISTS
#85/Noisey
Track List
  1. Every Day's the Weekend
  2. I Love You Like a Brother
  3. Perth Traumatic Stress Disorder
  4. I Haven't Been Taking Care of Myself
  5. Backpack
  6. Awkward Exchange
  7. I Want U
  8. Lotto in Reverse
  9. Let's Call It a Day
  10. There's No Money
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, Novell_sx, patton


Added on: August 23, 2017