Crocodiles - Boys
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Ratings: #869 / 915
User Score
Based on 15 ratings
May 12, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Zoo Music / Label
Noise Pop / Genres
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Crimes of Passion may have been where Crocodiles became a great pop band; Boys is where they solidify that position and really start to have some fun with it.

They’ve never really risen to heights that maybe they should have scaled but with so many infectious pop melodies lurking under the fuzz, it’s just as remarkable that they remain on the periphery of their genre.
The 405
Close, but no cigar, then - there's enough here, though, to suggest this should prove nothing more than a blip in the long run.

It’s almost as if the first half of the album is comprised of songs that Crocodiles had finished writing by the time they got to the studio, and the second half is all of the stuff that they came up with while they were there. And this exploratory spirit is where Boys finds its strength.

Under The Radar

If Boys showcases anything, it's that Crocodiles have moved past simply aping their biggest influences for all they're worth to become impressively symbiotic with distortion driven-rock music.

Consequence of Sound
Following through on an album narrative isn’t necessarily important, but when that narrative is the main thing that makes an album interesting, it’d be best if it were more visible.
Drowned in Sound
It’s not enough to make an album that blends inoffensively into the background. Psychedelia is supposed to be mind-bending, not just some minor flavouring to add to your very average indie-pop songs.
JAMC influences are strong in this one, but that's ok with me.
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Track List

  1. Crybaby Demon
  2. Foolin Around
  3. Do The Void
  4. The Boy Is A Tramp
  5. Hard
  6. Blue
  7. Kool TV
  8. Peroxide Hearts
  9. Transylvania
  10. Dont Look Up
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Added on: February 18, 2015