The Vine album review: Crystal Castles – ‘Crystal Castles II’, May 2010

Crystal Castles. Canadian electronica. An album review for The Vine.

Crystal CastlesCrystal Castles (II)

I’ll cut to the chase: though they share the same title, the second Crystal Castles album far outstrips their 2008 debut. Their sound is sharper, more focussed, more engaging. With this release, the Toronto-based duo – producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass – confidently lay claim to a significant chunk of real estate between the complementary genres of glitch pop, noise and electronica. Crystal Castles II is a statement of intent, a challenge to their peers. In whole, it’s frighteningly good.

Full review at The Vine.

It’s been too long between album reviews for me. I’ve got to do more, to get better. So here I am.

This is my favourite album of 2010 so far. Listen to some of it via We Are Hunted.

Comments? Below.
  1. Darragh says:

    It’s good. Don’t think its my fave album of the year (Surfer Blood, Beach House, Magnetic Fields are better I think).


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