New Skin

CRX - New Skin
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #717 / 770
User Score
Based on 24 ratings
October 28, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Colombia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

This isn’t stadium rock with an eye on the lighters-in-the-air crowd. It’s dirty, sludgy rock’n’roll, that sounds best when rambling around a dive bar. It’s heavier and harder than The Strokes, but his guitar lines have that familiar complexity and finesse.

80
DIY

While we’ve not heard Nick’s vocals out front before, those frantic fretwork and well-trodden chord changes work like an aural comfort blanket.

58
Consequence of Sound

CRX might pride themselves on not focusing excessively on cohesion, but on the level of the individual song, a lack of unity can undermine otherwise powerful elements.

20
Loud and Quiet

Nick Valensi ... proffers a mash-up of the Strokes and Queens of the Stone Age (Josh Homme produces here) that comes off like the sort of anaemic flotsam and jetsam you’d find dumped on the scrag-end of one of those bargain bin Father’s Day rock compilations because it was cheap to licence.

sosleepyboi
69
i remember really liking this so eh
PipePanic
53
Eh? It's loud, funky, and fun when it wants to be, but that's really only when it wants to be. It's great songs live up to the hype of the groups potential, however it also suffers from track-list placement problems, boring filler tracks, and a general reason to existing not being here.

Favorite Jams: Unnatural, Anything, On Edge

Lest Favorite: One Track Mind, Ways to Fake It (which is a horrible opener)
comunismin
55
used to like this more but now it's just nah
Nihao757
70
Anything is a masterpiece but the rest of the album is kind of forgettable.
notbuzzzila
98
This seems to be a polarizing album. It's one of my favorite rock albums of this decade. That's all I have to say.
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Added on: August 30, 2016