I Love You Like a Brother

Alex Lahey - I Love You Like a Brother
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #141 / 883
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2017 Ratings: #145
October 6, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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With such a powerful album about the bummers in life, Lahey liberates us from the expectations of a petty society.
Under The Radar

On I Love You Like a Brother, Alex Lahey shares scenes from her own period of self-discovery, which makes for a fierce and incredibly fun debut full-length LP.

Lahey’s debut is a confessional, confident and important arrival.
‘I Love You Like My Brother’ builds all sorts of these clean bridges, and though Alex Lahey’s world springs from small images and clean sentences, it says a lot with very little.
No Ripcord

Her debut album, I Love You Like a Brother, is chock-full of catchy tunes, clever wordplay and guitar riffs galore. It’s the kind of record that sounds classic and fresh at the same time, with a high-energy pulse that’s made for bouncing around a club.

The Sydney Morning Herald

I Love You Like A Brother is a strikingly self-assured debut album that proves that the rising star is unlikely to burn out anytime soon.


I Love You Like a Brother is a remarkably focused set of sing-along choruses, punk-pop dynamics, and casually witty observations about relationships. If it never quite matches the breathlessness of that first impression, it confirms the 24-year-old music-degree dropout belongs on her globe-trotting trajectory.

I found Alex Lahey on a dive through my YouTube one night and decided to check out her debut album, and wow I was blown away. There's not much "brand new style" here but the guitar riffs and vocals hit perfectly on this record. I find myself coming back to it again and again, and even picked up a copy of this on vinyl. All around a good listen.

Favorite Tracks: I Haven't Been Taking Care of Myself, Lotto in Reverse, and Let's Call It a Day
i met alex after a show for this tour and i literally forgot how to speak english she is magical
A really fun pop-punk record, filled to the brim with personality, tongue-in-cheek humor and relentless energy. I just had so much fun listening through this album.

Highlights: Everyday's The Weekend, I Love You Like A Brother, I Haven't Been Taking Care of Myself, I Want U
Indie rock confessionals for the modern age. Very catchy all the way through.
Pretty standard style of music, no boundaries pushed - but when the songs are this catchy who cares?
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Added on: August 23, 2017