Crush Crusher

IAN SWEET - Crush Crusher
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #353 / 716
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Based on 17 ratings
October 26, 2018 / Release Date
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Northern Transmissions
For as much as indie rock has been saturated with samey artists, Ian Sweet show far emotional depth can take an album.
Loud and Quiet
Its ten tracks are all scouringly personal, each one a fulsome analysis of what she perceives to be her own personal shortcomings.

‘Crush Crusher’ sees her grab all the promise of her 2016 debut and years at the heart of her hometown’s DIY scene and turn it into something great.

The Line of Best Fit
Through her curiously monikered indie rock project, Jilian Medford continues to journal the tensions that build between the single individual and the others that surround them.
God Is in the TV

Despite its downsides, Crush Crusher is a carefully crafted, welcome reprise for Ian Sweet as a solo artist and finds Medford at her most self-analytical and reflective.

Rolling Stone

The songs on Crush Crusher can evoke great things like early Nineties shoegaze and girly-voice/big-guitar bands like Charli Bliss. But they move at a weird, exciting logic all their own, gliding and taking off and turning back on themselves, eliding easy catharsis even when they feel explosive.

IAN SWEET should be right up my alley, and yet I can’t quite seem to connect to “Crush Crusher.” Jillian Medford is a plenty likable bandleader, and where many of her contemporaries gravitate towards a hushed, understated vocal style, she is refreshingly willing to shout and emote. But too often, “Crush Crusher” seems undercooked. Either Medford has unconventional production preferences or the mix here is seriously off. The guitars sound tinny and bury ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hiding
  2. Spit
  3. Holographic Jesus
  4. Bug Museum
  5. Question It
  6. Crush Crusher
  7. Falling Fruit
  8. Borrowed Body
  9. Ugly/Bored
  10. Your Arms Are Water
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Added on: August 14, 2018