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70
The Needle Drop
Alice Glass brings back the original appeal and energy of Crystal Castles and comes into her own as a solo artist with this self-titled debut EP.
68
Pitchfork

Alice Glass can feel more like an exorcism than an evolution, a digestion of past trauma rather than a new chapter. But processing this stuff takes years, and sometimes a six-song “fuck you” is exactly the catharsis you need to start anew.

60
NOW Magazine

None of these songs reach the anthemic highs (or blistering insanity) of Glass's biggest hits with Crystal Castles, but its balanced mood gives pointed new dimensions to her emotional intensity and shows she is just as compelling in gentle mode as she is going wild on stage.

Aug 21, 2017*
hellodecatur
60
I'm fairly certain most people were on Team Alice during the great Crystal Castles split of 2014-2015, especially as former bandmate Ethan Kath began releasing childish statements trivializing Glass's involvement with the band. He came off as both an egomaniac and a hypocrite - for someone so quick to minimize Glass's contributions, he had no problem recruiting a Glass-soundalike to take over vocal duties for their limp, unremarkable fourth album.

Glass, meanwhile, laid low, releasing a ... read more
Aug 18, 2017
pouls
2
Sometimes, I look up to the skies. In the clouds, I ask myself if there is a God above us. If there is a loving God, one that loves his children and the world. If there was indeed a loving God, there wouldn't also be this Alice Glass EP.

Alice Glass abuses sound in the worst way possible here, creating these songs which are just noisy for the sake of being noisy, and end up being some of the worst and most obnoxious pieces of music that I've heard all year.

God, forgive us, humans, for our ... read more
Aug 20, 2017
EMR
26
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Aug 18, 2017
tigerballoon99
70
I'll just take my positive score and see myself out.
Aug 20, 2017*
BuffaloStaple
5
Me after listening to Amnesty (I): 'man it really sucks they got rid of alice glass'

Me after listening to this: 'lol thank god they got rid of alice glass'

EDIT: The more I listen to this the more I realise that this is the most unbearable project i've heard in 2017 so far fuck me


Added on: August 17, 2017