Clash the Truth

Beach Fossils - Clash the Truth
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2013 Ratings: #283 / 987
User Score
Based on 149 ratings
2013 Ratings: #222
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
beach fossils is the most 75 band I've ever known
sleepy music
A catchy as fuck and nearly watertight shoegaze record. The riffs go pretty hard and stick after just a few listens. The lyrics are quite ethereal and melochany as well. Although they do have some variation (sleep apnea is incredible), the record can get a bit one-note after a while.
i once saw beach fossils during a free concert in new york city, y'feel? they were opening for the feelies and i was going to maybe meet an internet friend (who later sold me a size-too-small romper which i subsequently used as lining in a merchandise case), but that detail is a little hazy. anyway, back to the show: these kids, see, they were "kids" to me, i s'pose, but they must have been teenagers, perhaps a bit on the junior high side of things, or at least that's how it seemed to ... read more
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Added on: December 4, 2012