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80
Crack Magazine

Pulling you in two directions at all times, PREY//IV is a party at the end of your wits, where the only option is to give in or overcome. In the end, endurance wins.

80
Dork
On ‘PREY///IV’, her debut full-length album, Alice lets everything out in a cathartic release of stunning intensity and dark pop brilliance.
80
Exclaim!

On the whole, PREY//IV expresses a dance-when-you're-sad energy that Glass and Kath never quite achieved with Crystal Castles, and that Kath and Glass stand-in Edith Frances have yet to capture since the enigmatic former frontwoman's departure.

80
NME
The unbreakable artist has reemerged from the wreckage of her former band, Crystal Castles, with a lazer-focused, brutally honest solo debut.
80
AllMusic

Cathartic and confident, Prey//IV releases her pain with a diamond-like strength and clarity that is entirely her own.

78
Northern Transmissions
Violent, melodic, and powerful — Glass reclaims her stance and narrative with confidence in a cinematic, trance and dub-step driven work of cathedral/goth art.
73
Paste
On her long-gestating debut album, Glass sounds like she’s walking through memories of being emotionally abused, rather than raging with daggers out.
70
Slant Magazine

On Prey//IV, Glass continues to pursue healing through cathartic fantasies of violence, extracting the darkest elements of the witch house sound that she helped to popularize with Crystal Castles in order to examine the dynamics of domestic abuse.

70
DIY
An album defined by a sort of constant itchiness, a wish to rid itself of trauma by occupying it so fully.
70
Clash
Over 13 tracks, Glass dissects her experiences from every angle: she sounds alternately enraged, broken, contemptuous, and often surprisingly matter of fact, marking these changes in tone with virtuosic shifts in her vocal performances.
70
God Is in the TV
It’s not a record that can be re-listened to with ease while performing a monotonous activity, but it has a lot of importance and eye-opening meaning that its a worthy inclusion to this year’s album releases.
69
Pitchfork
The full-length solo debut from the former Crystal Castles singer a dark, extreme pop record about abuse, power, and regaining control.
68
Beats Per Minute
Glass often switches between abused and abuser, highlighting a need to face up to the actions, motivations, and internal drive of another’s actions as a huge step in the healing process.
60
The Observer

With Prey/IV, Glass seizes control of the sequence, and the narrative, for herself.

60
Spectrum Culture
A cathartic purge of the past in order to start a brighter future.
Davibitt1234
63

Alice Glass participava do duo Crystal Castles, entretanto em 2014, foi anunciada sua saída pelo motivo de ter sofrido vários abusos sexuais pelo outro integrante do duo, Ethan Kath. Com isso, a artista anunciou que ia começar uma carreira solo e esta era muito esperada, entretanto em seu primeiro projeto solo, seu EP auto intitulado lançado em 2017, a cantora decepcionou bastante, no entanto esperava que em um álbum ela poderia mostrar algo de grande ... read more

midnightbabe
66

This album, from a conceptual standpoint, is fantastic. After years and years of laying low after her infamous departure from Crystal Castles, Alice is finally back for good with her first LP, and she's ready to tell it ALL. I love the title of the album, referencing the numbering system of the previous CC records, like this is the crazy follow up to III we never got. I love the way the cover art calls back to the Bruised Madonna artwork by Trevor Brown, which the group used in their debut EP ... read more

merduardo
70

fuck ethan kath

Fav tracks: FAIR GAME, LOVE IS VIOLENCE, SUFFER AND SWALLOW, I TRUSTED YOU e PREY
Least fav: EVERYBODY ELSE

EggboyCart
69

A lot of the production doesn't do the heaviness of the subject matter, nor Glass' performances justice, but there are times that it sticks the landing, particularly with Baby Teeth, Everybody Else, Fair Game, and I Trusted You (sorta). On some songs, especially The Hunted, and Suffer and Swallow, this dreary atmosphere the instrumental sets feels like a mismatch for Alice Glass screaming her brains out in parts, and said vocals would've probably been better suited to something like what ... read more

NickBrick
73

I wanted this to be great so bad

nino21321312312
58

This album is more edgy version of grimes

PREY//IV is very inconsistent project with a lot of fillers, repetitive production and very unlikeble auto tune by Alice Glass. But the worst thing about this album is that little can be said about wasting the potential of a talented female singer

fav tracks : BABY TEETH, WITCH HUNT

least fav tracks : THE HUNTED

strong 5

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Track List

1PREY
1:49
69
2PINNED BENEATH LIMBS
1:55
64
3LOVE IS VIOLENCE
2:40
69
4BABY TEETH
2:25
73
5EVERYBODY ELSE
3:55
63
6THE HUNTED
2:47
63
7FAIR GAME
2:46
70
8WITCH HUNT
2:58
64
9SUFFER AND SWALLOW
2:53
68
10SUFFER IN PEACE
1:48
56
11ANIMOSITY
2:50
64
12I TRUSTED YOU
2:29
61
13SORROW ENDS
1:01
51
Total Length: 32 minutes
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Added on: November 19, 2021