a touch of the beat gets you up on your feet...

Aly & AJ - a touch of the beat gets you up on your feet...
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 387 ratings
2021 Ratings: #184
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit
After fourteen long years, Aly & AJ have planted their flag with an exceptional record that rounds off what’s been a triumphant return, and is sure to be the beginning of a brilliant new chapter.
80
AllMusic

Not many artists make as much out of their second chance as the sisters do, and hopefully their excellent album will find the audience it deserves.

syakirinno
85

They’re so underrated :(

leonardo
89

showcasing their talents is something Aly & AJ have already done in prior releases. ever since “Ten Years,” “Sanctuary” and the collection of loose singles ahead, it shouldn’t come off as a surprise that their at-last LP record would hang on a synthpop-based production whenever it could. the cheerful sonic aspects are accompanied with great hooks and twists that rewinds in your head unremittingly, which made this project a remarkable one at first listen. ... read more

tokyolovehotel
92

As expected, Aly & AJ released an amazing album, which can be safely called one of the best this year. "a touch..." is exactly what you need to listen to in spring, because it's breezy, light and airy.

WarnerWest
77

Surprised at their progression from the Disney days. Fully expected Selena Gomez/Demi Levato style pop, but I really enjoyed this one.

prets
63

Pretty Places • 6.7
Lost Cause • 6
Break Yourself • 6
Slow Dancing • 6.3
Paradise • 6.3
Symptom of Your Touch • 6
Lucky to Get Him • 6.2
Listen!!! • 6.2
Don't Need Nothing • 6
Stomach • 6
Personal Cathedrals • 6.3
Hold Out • 6.3
Dead on the Beach • 6
Get Over Here • 6.5
Am I Alright • 6
Way Way Back • 6

carsonnnelsonnn
93

1. Pretty Places = 10
2. Lost Cause = 8.7
3. Break Yourself = 8.2
4. Slow Dancing = 10
5. Paradise = 9.0
6. Symptom of Your Touch = 10
7. Lucky to Get Him = 8.2
8. Listen!!! = 10
9. Don't Need Nothing = 8.5
10. Stomach = 9.5
11. Personal Cathedrals = 10
12. Hold Out = 9.7

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Track List

1Pretty Places
5:19
87
2Lost Cause
3:15
83
3Break Yourself
3:17
78
4Slow Dancing
4:27
84
5Paradise
4:44
80
6Symptom of Your Touch
3:15
84
7Lucky to Get Him
4:21
80
8Listen!!!
3:50
80
9Don't Need Nothing
3:23
82
10Stomach
3:15
80
11Personal Cathedrals
3:46
88
12Hold Out
4:05
84
Total Length: 47 minutes

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Added on: March 8, 2021