From the 16mm mileage of Gabriel Jasmin:
Badlands is quite a venture. From swaying croons to strenuous screams, we continue to follow Alex Zhang Hungtai’s solo foray into personal fiction. More mature than previous outings, this LP contains his best songs yet, and reveals a more aggressive side to his traditional film noir chic. It’s a scratchy and loopy ride, revisiting the past while staying firmly grounded in a singular breezy headspace of conceptual avant-garde. I’m so glad everyone seems to be enthused on just how good Dirty Beaches’ sounds are right now.
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