Dirty Beaches is Alex Zhang Hungtai, a Taiwan-born Canadian immigrant
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In total, the most compelling thing about Badlands is the unusual role Huntai plays as a songwriter: he seems not as interested in doing something new, per se, as he is in meticulously forging antique pop and rock artifacts. These tape-worn tunes are like alternate takes from an alternate universe or covers of plausible what-if daydreams: Spector producing with Brian Wilson rather than telling him to sod off, Hardy linking up with Gainsbourg a year earlier than she did in reality, etc. It’s an enjoyable record (if somewhat slight, for a full-length), but its best moments are a lot like those faded mom-and-dad photos Huntai likes to use: iconic, intriguing, but not quite his own.
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