Review: Sanctuary — Aly & AJ

The best descriptor for Aly & AJ’s musical output this decade is “cathartic.” Catharsis is what drives many listeners — either consciously or not — to keep coming back to and resonate with music; to have a sound that is so emotionally resonate is a luxury few artists are afforded. On Sanctuary, the follow-up to 2017’s Ten Years and its 2018 repackaging, the duo build upon the eighties excellence of the latter and shape it into five tracks that feel a bit more accessible. By including more modern flourishes like triplets and vocodered vocals, Aly & AJ have crafted a decidedly timeless and anthemic…