Abe Vigoda - Crush
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2010 Ratings: #422 / 855
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
September 28, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
PPM / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
No Ripcord

Even if an abundance of programming tools are on hand, all the delectable qualities that defined the band since their beginnings are still intact.

78
Pitchfork

The songs may sound more conventional, but they're no less complex. The music is hard-wired and overflowing with activity, even in the record's sparsest moments.

70
Drowned in Sound

The problem here is that, while Abe Vigoda have done a great job nailing their stylistic transition, the new direction has brought them a lot closer to a sound which, for me, is far less fresh and innovative than what they were doing on Skeleton.

70
musicOMH

The tropical warmth of Skeleton has now been replaced by a harder, darker, chillier core. Where words can be made out over the rich (sometimes over-layered) production, references appear to be to "ghosts", "black holes", "lives unknown", all this matching the generally angst-ridden and sometimes flat-out anguished tone of the vocal.

thomasny18
80
hey, it's abe!

follow @smallpeeble btw!
Purchasing Crush from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

END OF YEAR LISTS

#18/Stereogum
#40/Pitchfork
#41/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. Sequins 
  2. Dream of My Love Chasing After You 
  3. Throwing Shade 
  4. Crush 
  5. November 
  6. Pure Violence 
  7. Repeating Angel 
  8. To Tears 
  9. Beverly Slope 
  10. We Have To Mask

Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (2)
Toasterqueen12
kidhead
Contributions By
alegonzriv, erik, thisisabtlgrnd