Alice Glass

Alice Glass - Alice Glass
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 149 ratings
2017 Ratings: #762
August 18, 2017 / Release Date
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The Needle Drop
Alice Glass brings back the original appeal and energy of Crystal Castles and comes into her own as a solo artist with this self-titled debut EP.

Alice Glass can feel more like an exorcism than an evolution, a digestion of past trauma rather than a new chapter. But processing this stuff takes years, and sometimes a six-song “fuck you” is exactly the catharsis you need to start anew.

NOW Magazine

None of these songs reach the anthemic highs (or blistering insanity) of Glass's biggest hits with Crystal Castles, but its balanced mood gives pointed new dimensions to her emotional intensity and shows she is just as compelling in gentle mode as she is going wild on stage.

I'm fairly certain most people were on Team Alice during the great Crystal Castles split of 2014-2015, especially as former bandmate Ethan Kath began releasing childish statements trivializing Glass's involvement with the band. He came off as both an egomaniac and a hypocrite - for someone so quick to minimize Glass's contributions, he had no problem recruiting a Glass-soundalike to take over vocal duties for their limp, unremarkable fourth album.

Glass, meanwhile, laid low, releasing a ... read more
I'll just take my positive score and see myself out.
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Me after listening to Amnesty (I): 'man it really sucks they got rid of alice glass'

Me after listening to this: 'lol thank god they got rid of alice glass'

EDIT: The more I listen to this the more I realise that this is the most unbearable project i've heard in 2017 so far fuck me
I don't really get the complaints about this EP, it's not actually that bad but it's obviously not a masterpiece. Still a good EP, especially for her first release going solo.
Without Love - 89/100
Forgiveness - 80/100
Natural Selection - 76/100
White Lies - 85/100
Blood Oath - 67/100
The Altar - 60/100
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Added on: August 17, 2017