The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2015 Ratings: #124 / 742
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2015 Ratings: #191
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club
If Snyder’s goal is to get the band’s points across and accomplish that feeling of catharsis all the same, then this record sure feels like a success.
90
Loud and Quiet
The wind-tunnel production and swigging, snorting attitude mark The Replacements as Beach Slang’s totem, and song titles like ‘I Break Guitars’ and ‘Too Late to Die Young’ (the album’s token ballad) ram the ethos home.
88
Paste

The Things We Do is a record for anyone who’s ever felt, even for a moment, that music is what matters the most. For any hard-luck kid or nowhere bum who needs it, that escape is heaven.

85
The 405

The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is a record made for blaring and singing along to, preferably with your close friends on hand. It is an album with a vibrant, thumping heart that, while bruised and battered, keeps beating through it all.

80
Sputnikmusic
It lives fast and dies young, cramming ten compelling anthems into a twenty six minute bottle that will leave you drunk, dazed, and not giving a fuck about anything besides being young and alive.
80
Clash
Beach Slang play with the kind of heartfelt abandon that you could imagine translating to wider audiences in a similar vein to The Gaslight Anthem or, going back even further, The Goo Goo Dolls.
80
DIY
Destined to form the faded tattoos of the next generation of punk-rock escapees, Beach Slang’s sentiments are a breath of fresh air in a genre increasingly plagued by doe-eyed boy-bands in leather jackets and Primark Nirvana tees.
80
Pitchfork

It’s the most passionate batch of love songs you’re liable to hear in 2015, and they’re all about a specifically anthemic form of punk rock.

75
The Line of Best Fit

These tributes to youth and the strange clarity that comes six beers in could easily fall flat, but they don’t. They’re too universal, too emphatic, too loud and fast and freeing not to transcend.

70
Spin
The album’s escapism is alarmingly potent, to the point where it verges into the downright delusional, but its lack of self-consciousness is — somewhat ironically — the thing that keeps it in check.
70
Exclaim!

Teeming with hooks and lyrical calls to arms, The Things We Do is a unique record, one that rages with youthful vigour, but which couldn't have been made by anyone under the age of 35.

70
AllMusic

A few of the songs sound a lot like one another, and, like any rock & roll, The Things We Do can come off as risible to the rational heart and sensible head, but for the uncertain and, to refer to the Replacements, unsatisfied, the album is potentially relatable and potently cathartic.

70
No Ripcord
Though Beach Slang are charged with a direct, oftentimes wholesome simplicity, it’s in their weathered optimism where they defiantly soar.
70
Rolling Stone
At a time when many bands are crushing out on the low-fi indie-rock side of Nineties nostalgia, Beach Slang recalls the muscular alt-rock of that era, when bands who grew up in the shadow of the ‘Mats started reaching for a sound to fill bigger rooms and car radios.
58
Consequence of Sound

Their debut LP, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, never once lets up on its performance of youthful exuberance. Beach Slang are young and alive, and they will never stop screaming about it.

Oct 3, 2016
BuffaloStaple
76
holy shit, punk music I actually think is really good, this is a rarity for me
Dec 19, 2015
MTB
64
wanted an album of bad art & weirdo ideas
Nov 9, 2015
sebascors
86
Its rawness and lyrics are reminiscent of works like Pinkerton.
Nov 5, 2015
92
The most passionate, honest album you'll listen to in 2015. In a way it's almost like Synder is trying to pick your own brain for your unconscious thoughts.
Nov 4, 2015
83
The music is new with a tip of the hat from the 90's alternative feel. The lyrics are raw and confessional with such honesty.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#7/A.V. Club
#15/Noisey
#28/American Songwriter
#40/No Ripcord
#41/Paste
#45/Treble
MISC LISTS
#15/Exclaim (Pop & Rock)
Track List
  1. Throwaways
  2. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
  3. Noisy Heaven
  4. Ride the Wild Haze
  5. Too Late To Die Young
  6. I Break Guitars
  7. Young & Alive
  8. Porno Love
  9. Hard Luck Kid
  10. Dirty Lights
Contributions By
patton, thisisabtlgrnd, erik


Added on: August 9, 2015