The Dots

ALASKALASKA - The Dots
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2019 Ratings: #311 / 540
User Score
Based on 57 ratings
2019 Ratings: #427
May 3, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Marathon Artists / Label
Indie Pop, Art Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Dork

In ‘The Dots’, ALASKALASKA have created a debut that’s fizzing with energy. The melding together of sounds and styles may not always work, but ‘The Dots’ is never boring.

77
Pitchfork

They push everything right to the brink and then pull back at precisely the right moment.

75
The 405

ALASKALASKA's twelve-track album has all their trademark weirdness, and Lucinda John-Duarte’s vocals are captivatingly strange against the kaleidoscopic prisms of sound the six-piece create.

70
Loud and Quiet

The Dots is an extremely promising start, showing a young band who seem to have no interest in fitting into a stylistic mould, who instead are more content chasing down their own quirky ideas.

KengojiUltamYT
59
ALASKALASKA's The Dots sounds like their Self-Titled EP but much more longer
usedtobe
82
Weirdly melodic and groovy debut with pop-jazz tendencies and kaleidoscopic orchestration. Never sleep on this one.
KingLukas
60
Pretty strong for a debut. I prefer the rockier songs like Tough Love, Meateater, Monster, and Happyface but also appreciate the use of synths and the funky groovy parts of the album.
musicmagpie55
69
I am slightly disappointed in this record because I was excited for this debut after the band released a string of fantastic singles over the last year. ALASKALASKA is a groovy, jazz-tinged pop band that makes decidedly weird dance songs. Thematically their music has a political edge, challenging gender relationships and the current social climate through danceable bops. I love the band's often surreal lyrics, and heavy use of saxophone. When this band hits their stride, the songs are ... read more
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
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Track List

  1. The Dots
  2. Bees
  3. Moon
  4. Arrows
  5. Tough Love
  6. Sweat
  7. Meateater
  8. Monster
  9. Happyface
  10. Heaven
  11. -/-
  12. Skin
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Added on: March 11, 2019