Antisocialites (CD)


Alvvays

CD
Buy
$13.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: Vinyl LP

Amoeba Review

09/06/2017

Toronto’s Alvvays pull off the seemingly impossible with its second album: The breakup album that’s not a bummer and the sophomore album that’s better than the breakthrough debut. “‘What’s left for you and me?’ I ask that question rhetorically,” singer/songwriter/guitarist Molly Rankin sings with faux sweetness over textured shoegaze guitars on leadoff track “In Undertow.” On “Not My Baby,” she’s more forthright, singing “Now that you're not my baby, I’ll go do whatever I want/No need to sit at home with the dial tone ’cause I don’t care” over mocking girl-group jangle. As with their debut, you can spot the band’s influences a mile away, but they’re so charming that you don’t really care — they do the work for you, calling out the Jesus & Mary Chain’s Jim Reid on the candy-coated buzz of “Lollipop (Ode to Jim)” and cribbing from Stereolab on “Hey” before veering off from krautrock to indie pop in an inspired turn. The further you dig into Antisocialites, the better it gets, from the shimmering jangle pop of “Plimsoul Punks” (a wink to the Television Personalities) to the album’s closing ballad, in which Rankin asks, “Did you want to forget about life with me tonight?” That sentiment may seem especially relevant now, but it also feels timeless.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
In Undertow
Alvvays 03:17
2.
Dreams Tonite
Alvvays 03:16
3.
Plimsoll Punks
Alvvays 04:49
4.
Your Type
Alvvays 02:03
5.
Not My Baby
Alvvays 04:16
6.
Hey
Alvvays 02:48
7.
Lollipop (Ode To Jim)
Alvvays 03:17
8.
Already Gone
Alvvays 03:03
9.
Saved By A Waif
Alvvays 02:59
10.
Forget About Life
Alvvays 02:42

CD
Buy
$13.98
SHIPS FREE in U.S.
Also available in: LP
Soylent / Amoeba Banner
Amoeba Accepts Paypal - Start Digging!
Subscribe to Vinyl News
x Sign-up for emails, sales alerts & more:


loading...

Register


New customers, create your Amoeba.com account here. Its quick and easy!


Register

Don't want to register? Feel free to make a purchase as a guest!

Checkout as Guest

Currently, we do not allow digital purchases without registration

Close

Register

Become a member of Amoeba.com. It's easy and quick!

All fields required.

An error has occured - see below:

Already have an account? Log in.

Close

Forgot Password






To reset your password, enter your registration e-mail address.




Close

Forgot Username





Enter your registration e-mail address and we'll send you your username.




Close

Amoeba Newsletter Sign Up

Submit
Close