Album Review: Alex G – God Save the Animals

By Rocco Prioletti, Contributor
[Domino Recording Co; 2022]
Rating: 6/10
Key tracks: “Mission,” “Ain’t it Easy,” “Miracles”
Predictability is a vice dreaded by most every creative individual. The fear of succumbing to a seemingly predestined path, to not exceed expectations. Given the now nine full-length records, alongside a vast plethora of loose unreleased hits, Alex G has remained unscathed by the claws of predictability. From the first moments of lead single “Blessing”, all expectations of a folk-adjacent follow-up were blown completely out of the water. We’re unexpectedly presented with the grating growl of an exceptionally dated synthesizer, along with Giannascoli’s almost Criss Angel-like attire in its accompanying music video.

Album Review: (Sandy)Alex G – House of Sugar

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [Domino, 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Cow”, “In My Arms”, “Hope” House of Sugar, (Sandy) Alex G’s follow-up to his critically and commercially acclaimed Rocket, is here. Alex G has an expansive résumé, and like his past endeavors, he stays true to his tradition of recording his own work on his…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…

Group Feature: Our Back-to-School Playlist

We’re a month into the semester and already a few days into fall – back-to-school time moves quickly. There are classes, work, and endless introductions to be made. Keeping up with it all is daunting, but we’ve got some tunes to help you hold it together. Here are our picks to bring in the new…