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“From traditional gallery and field work to adventure-driven parties, Beletic’s intention is to evoke wild instincts within the context of the art world. And so the motives such as primeval rituals, vast natural spaces and liberating journeys carry throughout her work, inviting the viewers – or participants – to recreate the experience of their ancestors.” - IGNANT

"Ali Beletic is a rebel with a cause, a modern-day version of James Dean who is no longer willing to play by the regular rules of engagement. Instead, she was going to do things her own way.... A rebel who just might become a living legend alongside Patti Smith, P.J. Harvey, and Dan Auerbach."  - The Revue

"She is best known for her work as an installation artist. She creates symbolic art stunts as expansive as setting up mahogany and glass Judd-like sculptural pools in remote deserts, throwing parties with drummers hidden throughout the backcountry, and illuminating an entire boulder field you can hike through.  Needless to say, she has an eye for provocative imagery, and apparently her senses are fluid because she has an ear for the provocative as well.  The sense of roaming, exploration, and wanderlust in her visual components transfer to her music. " - Stereogum

"AN ANTHEM FOR THE REBEL IN ALL OF US" - THE REVUE, CA

"Beletic's debut album, Legends of These Lands Left to Live, takes its emotionally raw energy from the wells of transformation and mystery. At times, the record recalls Patti Smith's ragged and desperate punk, the Flat Duo Jets' animalistic rockabilly played super slow, or Cat Power's cigarette-chewing soul — yet, even with such high-profile reference points, Beletic holds her own... Ali Beletic's Debut is one of the most refreshing rock albums I've heard in a while."  - LARS GOTRICH, NPR

"HOLY SHIT, I KNEW LONG BEFORE I HEARD DEAD SERIOUS THAT LEGENDS… WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF THIS YEARS BEST, BUT THAT SONG SEALED ITS FATE AS ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS I’VE EVER REVIEWED."  - BRIAN SNIDER, SECRETLY IMPORTANT

"The song is sparse and concentrated, with the alternating strum and wail of two guitars, later a subdued piano—even as it builds to a crashing chorus it refuses to scatter, instead garnering a terrifying concentration not too far off from Patti Smith’s growling fury and triumph on Horses. The heartfelt line “We’ve lived so well” sinks deeper with each reiteration and each breath between, and it’s hard not to be swayed. "   - Amelia Pitcherella, Impose

"IT'S RARE THAT WE REMEMBER TO TAKE A BREATHER, AND BE SILENT, WHICH IS WHY ARTISTS WHO PROMPT YOU TO DO THAT CAN OFTEN BE SOME OF THE BEST...THE RESULT HARNESSES THE DETERMINATION OF PATTI SMITH, THE DARK DRAWL OF CAT POWER, AND THE BEATNIK HOME-IS-WHERE-MY-HARMONICA-HOLDER-IS VIBE OF EARLY BOB DYLAN." - EMMA GARLAND, VICE/NOISEY

"She is best known for her work as an installation artist. She creates symbolic art stunts as expansive as setting up mahogany and glass Judd-like sculptural pools in remote deserts, throwing parties with drummers hidden throughout the backcountry, and illuminating an entire boulder field you can hike through.  Needless to say, she has an eye for provocative imagery, and apparently her senses are fluid because she has an ear for the provocative as well.  The sense of roaming, exploration, and wanderlust in her visual components transfer to her music. " - STEREOGUM