The Best of Luck Club

Alex Lahey - The Best of Luck Club
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2019 Ratings: #139 / 262
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2019 Ratings: #227
May 17, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Power Pop / Genres
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This sophomore release continues to impress as she shows remarkable growth as a singer-songwriter with a knack for catchy hooks and shiny power pop sensibility that knocks out everything in the park.
The musical equivalent of Mr. Krabs yelling THE HOOKS!!! THE HOOKS!!!!!

Misery Guts is such a fun little piece of pop punk
If you're a fan of alternative-rock, then you will probably like this album. As much as it sticks to it's alt-rock sound, it doesn't have a lot to offer in terms of an engaging structure. Every song felt like it did one take of the chorus, liked how it sounded, and copy and apsted it through the rest of the song. There is no harmonization, no instrumental changes, just a simple rehash, and I feel like this factor really dumbs down the experience for me. It has it's charming moments, but other ... read more
Alex Lahey was a mix of cute and some solid moments, I expected the best !

Edit : Part of me is satisfied and another is disappointed. I feel that this album is more a b-sides of I love you like a brother than a true album.

More power pop, a bit punk, the best of luck club is pretty energic and alex stills has a good voice, but there are some isssues.

The first half of the album has nearly the same playing : a full burst energy, but one note. The lack of versatility is slightly compensated ... read more
A good example of power pop here. Alex Lahey adds variety to her sensitive words with piano, horns, and a shredding guitar. It's when Alex brings out those overly produced, generic pop punk tracks like Misery Guts and the intro tracks that lose me.
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Track List

  1. I Don't Get Invited to Parties Anymore
  2. Am I Doing It Right?
  3. Interior Demeanour
  4. Don’t Be so Hard on Yourself
  5. Unspoken History
  6. Misery Guts
  7. Isabella
  8. I Need to Move On
  9. Black RMs
  10. I Want to Live with You
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