Act of Tenderness

Cindy Lee - Act of Tenderness
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2015 Ratings: #97
Liked by 3 people
December 26, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
CCQSK / Label
Noise Pop, Lo-Fi / Genres
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Saccharine qualities of girl group plunged into the surreal world of the 80s underground (perhaps the no-wave era in particular). Raw, brutal, and absolutely unforgiving in its noise endeavours yet brimming with heartache and tender emotion. Uniquely cinematic in its attempt to balance grotesque with beauty. Still remains as one of the most fascinating DIY aesthetics I've come across. A timeless favourite as a Vancouver boy myself. Pat's transformation into this style (now truly embodying the ... read more
Soundtrack to Eraserhead

Favorite Tracks: Power and Possession, Last Train's Come and Gone, What I Need, In Wandering & Solitude, A New Love is Believing

Least Favorite: New Romance
Good lord, this thing is truly a powerhouse.

Rarely have I ever encountered an album that continues to nudge me into its gentle yet slowly building abrasiveness with such ease. Cindy Lee has already impressed me before with their latest project "What's Tonight to Eternity", one of the best of 2020 thus far, and while there are clear similarities to that project all throughout "Act of Tenderness", it feels more like a gradual descent into its hellish dimension rather than ... read more
i love you, pat
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Track List


  1. Act of Tenderness
  2. Power and Possession
  3. What I Need
  4. New Romance
  5. The Last Train's Come and Gone
  6. Operation
  7. Quit Doing Me Wrong
  8. Fallen Angel
  9. Bonsai Garden
  10. Miracle of the Rose
  11. In Wandering and Solitude
  12. A New Love is Believing
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Added on: November 4, 2015