- Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 20 reviews
2010 Rank: #300 / 818
USER SCORE
82
Based on
158 ratings

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80
PopMatters

They’ve made a bigger, denser, more accessible record but in so doing, have not lost sight of their strengths—rather, those strengths now shine through even more clearly.

JediMark
82
Alice Glass excels in those songs in which her voice is not distorted and buried under the abrasive sound, I think that it could be the reason why this album has better users ratings than their other two LPs where noise prevails over the voice.

Picks: Suffocation / Empathy / Year of Silence / Intimate / Not in Love ft. Robert Smith / Celestica / Vietnam
ElOsoPolar_
85
A b r a s i v o.


Best tracks: Celestica, Vietnam, Intimate, Suffocation, Not in Love ft. Robert Smith ( quien lo es todo en esta canción), Baptism, Violent Dreams
Raincoat
75
(II) lacks the chaotic immediacy of their debut, but Crystal Castles still manage to deliver a consistent and fun album with an interesting gothic ~~~aesthetic~~~ that suits the duo well.

Highlights: "Baptism", "Not In Love"
Mactroid
49
Is there music on this album?
Celestico
85
+ : Celestica | Baptism | Year Of Silence | Vietnam
- : I Am Made Of Chalk
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DETAILS

May 25, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fiction / Label
Electronic / Genres
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Track List
  1. Fainting Spells 
  2. Celestica 
  3. Doe Deer 
  4. Baptism 
  5. Year of Silence 
  6. Empathy 
  7. Suffocation 
  8. Violent Dreams 
  9. Vietnam 
  10. Birds 
  11. Pap Smear 
  12. Not in Love
  13. Intimate 
  14. I Am Made of Chalk
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