Shrink Dust

Chad VanGaalen - Shrink Dust
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2014 Ratings: #271 / 845
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
April 29, 2014 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

It takes you on something of a journey, veering from country to garage rock to something almost literally out-of-this-world.

80
Exclaim!

For those who like their space-age folk rock with a strong sense of humility, it doesn't get much chiller than this.

80
NME

For all their aesthetic weirdness, there’s something deeply relatable about the flawed protagonists of ‘Weighed Sin’ and ‘Monster’, whose callow whimsy masks a more disquieting melancholia.

78
Pitchfork

Chad VanGaalen's world is weird, but never just for weird's sake—his creations spring from deep inside the singular, twisted mind of their creator, and Shrink Dust is the closest we've come yet to getting inside his head.

75
Consequence of Sound

Ever the tinkerer, Shrink Dust expands VanGaalen’s immense talents to even more uncharted, exciting territory. The

70
AllMusic

Shrink Dust has some truly inspired moments and fits right in with VanGaalen's building mythology.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Shrink Dust is still very much a CVG record, just one that you can cozy up with a little easier.

60
The Skinny

For all his psych-weirdo tendencies, he’s still looking for the most deliriously fried route to Nashville.

60
DIY

Distinctly shying away from the commercial, Chad VanGaalen is an explorative soul and although his frightening world is separate from ours, he makes a peaceful journey of it.

holsgr
49
☆☆ ~ Almost tolerable listen, overmuch flawed and intricate. It could be better than this.
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Track List

  1. Cut Off My Hands
  2. Where Are You
  3. Frozen Paradise
  4. Lila
  5. Weighed Sin
  6. Monster
  7. Evil
  8. Leaning On Bells
  9. All Will Combine
  10. Weird Love
  11. Hangman's Son
  12. Cosmic Destroyer
 
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