Clash the Truth

Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2013 Ratings: #306 / 1035
User Score
Based on 155 ratings
2013 Ratings: #231
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February 19, 2013 / Release Date
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Pretty Much Amazing

Beach Fossils have delivered an album of shimmering guitars and an ebulliently bouncy rhythm that is simply a beautiful listen.

Drowned in Sound

Clash The Truth isn't so much a departure from Beach Fossils' playful innocence as a more a mature statement of intent documenting Payseur's coming of age as both a musician and songwriter. 


Clash The Truth marks a significant progression for Beach Fossils, one that will leave you excited about where they are heading next.


As strong and admirable the project of Clash the Truth might be, anyone who has seen Beach Fossils live will feel like the trailer gave away too much of the film.


'Clash The Truth' is an accomplished album that should see Beach Fossils leave behind lo-fi slacker pop's balmy evenings.

Consequence of Sound

With Clash the Truth, Beach Fossils are driving away from the blinding sunlight and toward a shadowed elsewhere.

Beats Per Minute

For all the successes and admirable attempts at becoming a document of Beach Fossils most impressive aspects, Clash The Truth never really fully ascends to the potential that previous efforts suggested.


Clash the Truth is tuneful and nuanced enough to warrant repeat listens even after other like-minded travelers are inevitably forgotten in favor of the next musical revival.


There's a lack of conviction on Clash the Truth that finds numerous ways to infiltrate otherwise fine songs

Among the like 95% of horrifically bland, jangle/dream pop plaguing the indie scene in the past decade or so always remains that 5% sliver of actual worthwhile releases. Considering that a band like Beach Fossils could entirely personify that 95% back with their 2010 debut (which was about as interesting as its cover art: a blank, white wall), the fact that their significantly post-punkier follow-up just may as well now personify that tiny 5% now still comes off as one of the better pleasant ... read more
Immaculate surfed out to the max dream pop music, with some punk undertones. One of the most unique and catchy sounds to come out this overdone subgenre. Not a bad track to be found on here. This is Beach Fossils magnus opus. And they only take it to another level live (prepare for mosh pits, even though you wouldn't think so just listening to their music).

Best Tracks: Clash the Truth, Generational Synthetic, Sleep Apnea, Careless, Taking Off, Shallow, Birthday, Crashed Out
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Track List

  1. Clash the Truth
  2. Generational Synthetic
  3. Sleep Apnea
  4. Careless
  5. Modern Holiday
  6. Taking Off
  7. Shallow
  8. Burn You Down
  9. Birthday
  10. In Vertigo [ft. Kazu Makino]
  11. Brighter
  12. Caustic Cross
  13. Ascension
  14. Crashed Out
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Added on: December 4, 2012