Cigarettes After Sex - Cry
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2019 Ratings: #561 / 632
User Score
Based on 191 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1099
October 25, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Partisan / Label
Slowcore, Dream Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Cry will make you cry, because Gonzalez knows what he's doing. It's cathartic, stunning, it'll awaken your senses and it's not to be missed.

80
Clash

Blending a set of nine beautifully melodic tracks, 'Cry' is the keenly-anticipated second release fans have been waiting for.

80
The Guardian

Staying firmly in his sweet spot, Greg Gonzalez repeats the autobiographical oversharing and the sheer ambient pop pleasure of the band’s first album.

70
Gigwise

Cry sees Gonzalez, Jacob Tomsky and Randy Miller take the heady aphrodisiac of their debut and subtly reshape it: here, cynicism is drained away, guitars mix into a softer palette and Cigarettes After Sex finally know what it really means to fall in love.

60
Northern Transmissions

On Cry, Gonzalez shows he is willing to put in the labour to make his love last. Cigarettes After Sex should have shown their new songs the same devotion instead of being so smitten by the initial results.

60
AllMusic

For a project based on amorous and sensual pleasures, Cigarettes After Sex feels a little too one-dimensional.

40
Pitchfork
Greg Gonzalez has a lovely voice and a convincingly atmospheric take on dream pop, neither of which is well served by his two-dimensional fantasies.
30
Loud and Quiet

If Beach House is the meal, Cigarettes After Sex is now the faint neutralized waft of flavour when you begrudgingly wash the dishes, scraping off the residue of old food and dried gravy. A variant of this tasted good, once upon a time.

thomasny18
30
I get a whole lot more entertainment reading their pretentious Spotify artist description, than hearing this album. What I get the most out of these 9 tracks is that they just didn't try. They got the dreamy sound they wanted, but didn't do anything to develop it any further into something that would be either catchy, emotive, or even engaging. All that I think of while listening is counting how many times I've yawned (7 I believe it is). Idk, maybe I'll play this again when I'm having a ... read more
PipePanic
50
It's a Cigarettes after Sex album. That's all.
ElectricMess
44
dream pop for fuckboys
Doofy
86
Awww yeah boy, that debut could have been a double set and here is the proof.

This, NOW THIS HERE, this is legendary.

Nurse...my tablets if you will. A glass of water please, my mouth is dry. Thank you.
smallpeeble
93
sappyyy albuuuummm
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Track List

  1. Don't Let Me Go
  2. Kiss It Off Me
  3. Heavenly
  4. You're the Only Good Thing in My Life
  5. Touch
  6. Hentai
  7. Cry
  8. Falling in Love
  9. Pure
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