Cindy Lee - What's Tonight to Eternity
What's Tonight to Eternity
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I’ve never heard of Cindy Lee before looking at the amount of hype surrounding “What’s Tonight to Eternity”. But after listening to it, I would love to hear more. This is a beautifully haunting lo-fi record that switches from pretty harmonies to noisy passages throughout while filtering it through your uncle’s old radio. Cindy Lee’s soothing voice contrasts surprisingly well with this dark, morbid themes of this album and I’m expecting this to grow on ... read more
chutbarn
90
I really vibe with this haunted tape recording of a 1950s girl group. However, I have the distinct feeling I'm going to die in seven days now.
snowman
82
Fallout 4 afterlife waiting room music.
Patrick Flegel of "Women" makes an artistic leap with his "Cindy Lee" project. He gives us 9 tracks of bittersweet and melancholic vibes for a rainy day. I will get my gripes out of the way: the vocals can be nearly impossible to decipher for a good portion of this record and some of the songs meander and drag out just a bit. But in terms of just throwing something on and daydreaming, you won't get much better than this in 2020. The ... read more
dearsongs
80
early early Twin Peaks on VHS pop.
Doublez
79
What's Tonight To Eternity is the perfect example that something terrifying/morbid can also be a totally exciting and thrilling experience. (And no, I reassure you, I'm a completely normal person)

Musically, this album is stunning and I am conquered by the work of Cindy Lee (a.k.a Patrick Flegel) who has once again succeeded in building with old musicalities (which transpire the garage and psychedelic pop styles of the 60s) something quite real in a totally astonishing way. Going even further ... read more
TommyCook
80
I know nothing about Cindy Lee or her/his/their past projects. All I know is this album is fucking nuts.

This thing can go from beautiful to shrewd in a matter of seconds. One minute you’re listening to a beautiful harpsichord melody, the next, that same progression is being blown out over a mono keytar. Like, what?

I like it. It just took a little time for me to get...acclimated. It was a lot to take in at once. Lucifer Stand is a masterfully suspenseful song, one of my favorites of ... read more
100
2020's first stone-cold masterpiece. Cindy Lee has been building up to this. What's Tonight... grabs all that made Act of Tenderness and Malenkost special and streamlines it to a perfect, cohesive experience, even finding the time to experiment quite a bit. Flegel's most adventurous but also most accesible.
fakeplasticrose
89
holy SHIT
patgabor
86
I had no idea who Cindy Lee, or Patrick Flegel, was and I had never heard of his previous band, Women, but I was intrigued by the reviews for this album. After the first two tracks I was already sold on it. The sound is unique, very lo-fi, and kind of unsettling, yet strangely soothing at the same time. This is consistent throughout the entire album. Outside of pretty much one track(Speaking from Above), there are very few dull moments.
Overall this is the most unique and interesting album I ... read more
VeniseZoomer
80
This is when Beach House swallow a bunch of scrap metals and LSD together.
their_nickname
80
Gave this a full listen to seeing as the whole she-bang is available on YouTube and this album is quite something. It's pop sure, but it's like pop you found recorded on a dusty VHS inside a secluded house you always knew held something sinister. It sounds blown out, beaten down, worn, almost alarmingly lo-fi at times with breathy vocals often buried under roiling walls of sound and clacking percussion strikes. Half the time I have no idea what is even being said without lyrics, but this album ... read more
wless
74
what's tonight to eternity is fine. it's dark, almost spooky, mysterious, and probably a whole lot more, but it's also boring, which isn't what i want to say about an album like this. the only parts keeping me hooked were the several slivers of noise throughout, and even those got old after a bit. the only part that really stuck with me was the noise on "i want to suffer," since the rest wasn't that memorable.
PatrickL0419
81
Exquisite, I want to be shattered into oblivion.
mbart2
85
Album is a mix of longer songs such as ‘I want you to suffer’ and ‘Lucifer Stand’ with a similar linear song structures that act as cornerstones in the track listing. The rest of the tracks are ominous soundscapes that sound like the sort of thing that would randomly start playing from a distance when a character is walking around a deserted house in a horror film. None of the tracks dwindle or meander, instead they just linger over you, adding to the feeling of anxiety ... read more
Tielur
55
Either this just isn't for me or it's a lame excuse to pass as avant-garde.
chunderz
82
Cindy Lee's 'What's Tonight to Eternity' is a jarring listen from start to finish. It features harsh, high-pitched sounds paired with creeping, lo-fi vocals. The end result is an album that stands out from the pack without feeling too forced or contrived.

Favourite tracks: I Want You to Suffer, One Second to Toe the Line, Lucifer Stand, Heavy Metal
WittyMiki
83
This thing makes me feel haunted and hugged at the same time
lachlantula
83
Absolutely amazing pop but let me tell you it's those noise passages that really make this record for me. Holy shit.
MontanaB
76
You know I was never the biggest fan of Cindy Lee. I've always vastly preferred Patrick Flegel's other project, Women. I've previously found a lot of Cindy Lee's songs, while well made, too uninteresting for me to consider worthwhile.

I don't know what it is about this album, maybe it's because it's more hypnagogic pop than Lo-Fi but I was interested the whole time, and I even wanted to come back to it. The album is a very ethereal and sombre experience. I would have given this album a higher ... read more
CyXato
84
Great

This album was crazy. It went from sprawling sounds of happiness to downright chilling. I don't know how to perfectly describe this album, but it had my feelings going crazy, I didn't know what to feel when listening to this project. This the first project I have ever heard from Cindy Lee, and I must say, I enjoyed it vastly. My favorite track "I Want You To Suffer" went from a catchy ass sound, to downright ear torture, but in a cool interesting way. I really enjoyed this, ... read more
Reyes2k
88
I was not expecting to like this album as much as I thought. I highly recommend this album holy shite
FleetwoodGrips
86
This album is great. Cindy Lee (a.k.a Patrick Flegel) manages to utilize an impressive sonic palette to really craft a world of their own. It's a lovely world and yet so unnerving in a brilliantly simultaneous fashion.

Lee's falsetto sounds like a lingering presence in the midst of these textured atmospheric spaces that periodically pours layers of noise. This sonic contrast brings the listener into space of dissolutionment and dysphoria. It's almost as though Lee is expressing a desire for ... read more
CLJesse
75
Noise pop vibes yo
TommyAOTY
80
I was not familiar with Cindy Lee until seeing this album everywhere in the lead up to its release. Seeing it on everyone’s list of most anticipated albums of 2020. And instead of listening to past projects I decided I’ll let this album surprise me, and that was really the perfect way for me to approach this album. Not knowing what to expect and receiving this album was perfect.

What’s Tonight To Eternity is a eerie, haunting, morbid experience. It’s full of echoing ... read more
JayCrackers
81
Cindy Lee's What's Tonight to Eternity is a bone chilling Hypnagogic Pop with elements of Lo-Fi record which may be terrifying to listen to but it captivates you to listen to every second of it. This album has a beautiful mix of beautiful slow moments to noisy dark chaotic moments and the transition to each is seemliness and executed beautiful to create an amazing atmosphere of suspense and a musical journey which any music nerd would love.

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Plastic Raincoat 7.5/10
I Want You To ... read more
AlienTing
86
the kind of after album you listen to and feel like you're going to die in a few days somehow in the best way
pizzagrande
77
the contrast between harsh, ear-wrenching tones and pleasant, calm tones is orgasmic
85
Review coming soon
58
It's honestly not the harsh and disturbing aesthetic and sound of the album that I have a problem with. It's mostly that it many of the songs don't have an affect on me. And after the song ends I'm left with nothing, even though I can appreciate the quality.

Cindy Lee drowns her voice how she drowns her sorrows and she leaves the listener really disturbed. There are some positive highlights, like the nightmarish bump of Lucifer stand where she is basically taking a stand against all evil in ... read more
78
This is totally out of my zone of music and holy shit it’s amazing
sumi123
80
idk who cindy lee is but this project is super interesting.
andremeda
85
I have no knowledge about Cindy Lee, I have never heard of her before, but this album was quite hyped so I said why not. after listening to it, I must say that there is a lot of contrast in her songs, it's a mix of chaotic noises and peaceful sounds. the vibes and the atmosphere this album are beautiful, yet thrilling, but definitely worth the try.

favourite tracks:
• Heavy Metal
• Lucifer Stand
• I Want You To Suffer
74
An idiosyncratic and qualitative hypnagogia with noises, dream pop and pretty nice melodies.

https://cindylee-w25th.bandcamp.com/album/whats-tonight-to-eternity
EiDouVarg
36
Patrick Flegel and their side project 'Cindy Lee' are making pop from another realm. Unfortunately, the harsh aesthetic of the album doesn't sit well with me, and I am left more perplexed than pleased.
panoramareviews
65
A really different record, full of noise and unexpected moves.
I felt very uncomfortable listening to this while I was in my room with no lights on, but at the same time, I felt really interested by the way the sounds haunted me. I really appreciate records that can make you feel special things like this one does.
100
Masterpiece of 2020. Ethereal
Xristoula
80
Amazing pop material
dias
65
not my cup of tea
bub_
77
i have never heard of cindy lee and just jumped into this album. WHAT? this album is insane, chaotic, even unsettling, but in the best and most beautiful way. very intrigued
CGMY
70
This is one of those cases where I can recognize that this is really good lofi, but it just didn’t personally click with me.
88
Not quite to the level of Act of Tenderness but I'm sure this will bump after a few more listens.
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