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Old 11-13-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Crystal Castles

I didn't see a thread, so I decided to make one. Anyway, their third album (s/t, as was the first two) drops today. I think it's quite good. Anyone else out there like them?

Here's the video for the first single 'Plague'

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Old 11-13-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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I definitely liked their first two. This is only $5 right now on 7digital, so I just bought it.

Will report back.
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I definitely liked their first two. This is only $5 right now on 7digital, so I just bought it.

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Huh, I checked early this morning, and it is was $10. I'll definitely take the $5 version, though.
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That entire scene from Possession suddenly makes sense.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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I definitely liked their first two. This is only $5 right now on 7digital, so I just bought it.

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Good deal. To me this one sounds a bit more subdued compared to the earlier stuff; very ambient pop, some of it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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This new album is far more of a coherent, mature, consistent, and atmospheric album than I ever thought Crystal Castles could write. I'm impressed. Sad Eyes in particular is awesome.
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I finally decided to give these guys a listen. Really enjoyed their third album and will definitely be listening to them more. I remember "Sad Eyes" being the standout track as well.
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Huh. Whilst I like Sad Eyes, it doesn't really stand out for me. I love the opening salvo of Plague/Kerosene/Wraith of God. And I think Child I Will Hurt You is a nice departure for them, all shoegazey and pretty sounding.
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Given all the The Cure fans here, what do people think of Not In Love from the last album? I'm actually not too crazy about it; I think their music works best with Alice's, um, unique vocal stylings.

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I reckon Robert Smith's best work this century has not been with his own band - Come to Me with 65daysofstatic and Not in Love with Crystal Castles. I'd love to hear more Crystal Castles songs with him on vocals; I never listen to the album version of Not in Love.
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I reckon Robert Smith's best work this century has not been with his own band - Come to Me with 65daysofstatic and Not in Love with Crystal Castles. I'd love to hear more Crystal Castles songs with him on vocals; I never listen to the album version of Not in Love.
I agree this may be Bob's best work of the century. I also like his collaborations with Tweaker and Paul Hartnoll.
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All Of This - Blink 182 ft. Robert Smith - YouTube
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Totally forgot that exists. Ugh.

Anyway, I guess there's nothing wrong with Smith's vocals on Not In Love, it just sounds too clean. I prefer Crystal Castles with distorted/effed up vocals.
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I like him on the B182 song, and pretty much all of these collabs.

I really can't remember if I heard the last Crystal Castles album, but I'm going to go ahead and listen to this one, despite possibly having not heard any of their other albums
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Bumping solely to say that they'll be opening the west coast dates for Depeche Mode's US tour. Bat for Lashes to open on the east coast. Say this for DM, they've got good taste in opening acts.
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