Twisted Crystal

Guerilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #167 / 550
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2018 Ratings: #153
September 14, 2018 / Release Date
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Northern Transmissions

Though it’s admittedly not going to be an album for everyone, this is simultaneously Guerilla Toss’s most accessible but also ambitious record in some time.


By continuing to pare down their approach, Guerrilla Toss have crafted one of the year's most playful and beguiling pop records, an album that can claim a place with GT Ultra at the top of their catalogue.


As wacky as their previous efforts but driven by a greater purpose, Twisted Crystal finds Guerilla Toss hitting a new high.

The Needle Drop

Twisted Crystal is all the zany pop fun of GT Ultra, but set in space and on LSD.


On Twisted Crystal, Guerilla Toss journey to the edge of the universe and grapple with the mysteries of human existence. Such adventures can be panic inducing, but here they conquer anxiety through curiosity, finding excitement and even solace in abstruseness.

Sep 15, 2018*
Maybe my favorite thing from Guerilla Toss so far, a very solid album. The production on here is so diverse, wacky, colorful, and dense, with a funky and psychedelic sound to it all, with some aspects of dream-pop, lo-fi, synth-pop, new-wave, surf-pop, shoegaze, dance, disco, punk, hip-hop and much more. At this point, Guerilla Toss have just established their own kind of sound. Kassie's deliveries on here are catchy and pleasant on the ears, with her own style still present here of her being ... read more
Sep 15, 2018
Guerilla Toss do not aim to impress anyone but whether or not they mean to they certainly cant help that they do. Their sound shapes up to form a new organic shape after another. The production is like that of an experimental take of a Mother/Earthbound soundtrack. Twisted Crystal incorporates more sing-songy vibes and symphonic production with same ol' art-punk aesthetic we all know and love them for. Plenty of transitions. Off kilter stylistics. Sounds that resemble a space circus. The ... read more
Sep 23, 2018
Fav. Tracks: Jesus Rabbit, Meteorological, Hacking Machine, Come Up with Me, Jackie’s Daughter, Green Apple.
Least Fav. Tracks: Retreat.
Sep 21, 2018
This album picks up where “GT Ultra” left off, with Guerrilla Toss constantly pushing their sound further with cosmic rhythms and deep experiments into Pop’s darkest crevices. It’s got wild grooves, singalong choruses and some of Guerrilla Toss’s most colorful palettes yet. And hell yea, it’s exciting, most of Pop’s biggest acts right now, even in the weird areas, are just not this daring. This album is still far from perfect, and I still think ... read more
Sep 18, 2018
▲ Come Up with Me, Jesus Rabbit
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Track List

  1. Magic Is Easy
  2. Jesus Rabbit
  3. Meteorological
  4. Hacking Machine
  5. Retreat
  6. Come Up with Me
  7. Walls of the Universe
  8. Jackie’s Daughter
  9. Green Apple
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, rika_

Added on: July 18, 2018