(Sandy) Alex G's new album is a beautiful and frustrating listen. Rocket should go down as a companion to Beach Music since both albums explore a myriad of sounds and styles, almost to a fault. On Beach Music especially, the scope of the sound sometimes causes a lack of cohesion.
On Rocket though, Giannascoli blends the different genres and sounds to great effect. We have country-influenced tracks ("Bobby"), a hardcore homage ("Brick"), a Frank Ocean-inspired track ... read more