A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

Beach Slang - A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2016 Ratings: #157 / 872
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Based on 60 ratings
2016 Ratings: #249
September 23, 2016 / Release Date
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Although coming quickly off the back of their debut might give people a cause for concern, the conviction with which it’s delivered should put to bed any negative preconceptions. An absolutely vital record.

The Line of Best Fit

This is earnest, albeit loud, songwriting. And that sincerity carries this these (already great) songs further than you'd expect.

Consequence of Sound
Thankfully, bands like Beach Slang exist to make it easier to cope with feeling weird and alone.
Pretty Much Amazing

With Loud Bash, Beach Slang builds on the solid foundations laid in The Things We Do. The sound is still powerful, establishing an energy that doesn’t let up until the penultimate track of the album.

The Guardian
They are anthemic and wild, a joyful rawness underpinned by frontman James Alex’s scratchy growl, which sounds as if it’s being transmitted from a concrete submarine base.

A musical success, Teenage Feelings sits alongside artier predecessors as well as bottled lightning like the Exploding Hearts or the Shackletons’ under-appreciated debut.


A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings might not be an earth-shattering departure from last year's full-length debut ... but it's a loud and beautifully fun ode to young outsiders falling in love, getting fucked up and revelling in their weirdness — and that's advice as good as any.

NOW Magazine
Beach Slang are doing this as much for us as for themselves, and if you're down with them, it's hard not to feel awesome listening to this album.
The band are at their best when they’re writing scuzzy anthems about the dreamers and, dirt under the nail, every track on this record is Beach Slang at their very best.
Under The Radar

The songs are still smart, fun, heartfelt, melodic punk shout-a-longs about, well, teenage feelings of loneliness, alienation, and rebellion.

A.V. Club

True to its title, sophomore record A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings maintains heavy reverence for those emotionally jumbled salad days, but approaches the subject from a perspective of nostalgia and observation rather than contemporaneous experience.

The 405

Teenage Feelings mostly feels like a continuation of the band's last LP (some songs, like 'Spin The Dial', hue a little too closely to tracks from the previous record), but this is hardly a knock considering that record was one of 2015's absolute best.


Beach Slang's earnest angst still makes for an excellent group therapy session.

American Songwriter
If they can continue this for another handful of albums without imploding, Replacements-style, Beach Slang has a shot at the greatness they aspire to here.

An aptly titled 30-minute blast of discontent and consolation. The record follows the band's similarly angst-ridden debut by less than year, and is likely to sweep up fans of that album with a consistent sound and intensity.

"A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings" is full of grit, as well as Beach Slang's trademark high octane energy that is sure to please fans, but the melodies are not enough to catapult this band to the next level.

Notable Songs: "Future Mixtape for the Art Kids"; "Spin the Dial"; "Punks in a Disco Bar"
While this is still pretty good, the album feels a little bit lacking. The sound of the guitars aren't as a punch to the gut like it was for the last album. But there are some good songs here.
Worth a listen
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Track List

  1. Future Mixtape for the Art Kids
  2. Atom Bomb
  3. Spin the Dial
  4. Art Damage
  5. Hot Tramps
  6. Punks in a Disco Bar
  7. Wasted Daze of Youth
  8. Young Hearts
  9. The Perfect High
  10. Warpaint
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Added on: July 13, 2016