Better CC than earlier albums
I am a long time fan and have all of their albums, at first I was extremely skeptical because I loved how raw and aggressive Alice was for CC. Edith slays vocals. Soft, steady, and wild. I would have to say overall CC is progressing as a band and to a broader crowd. This is by far my most favorite album. Ethan's synth beats are impressively progressing as well. I love it!!!
I saw them live in April and my music library has been only Crystal Castles ever since. 'Kept' is one of the best if not THE best songs on the album, but it's missing from all things digital. Try to track it down because it's amazing. I really like 'Char' a lot, but I recommend listening to the album sequentially when possible.
By ΜΔΓΙΘ GΔЯСΙΛ
This Album Is Amazing, I Could Listen To It My Whole Life If I Had To. But If The Album Was Complete On ITunes, Having "Kept" It Would Be Even Much More Amazing. Kept Is My Favorite Song From This Album, And If It Was Put Back I Would But It.
By Mr. Jon Arbuckle
As with 99% of CC fans, I was a bit skeptical about any new music without the incredible force that was Alice Glass. Now given how much I love that girl, her unbelievable voice, and totally unmatched energy, I may be more than a bit biased.
The style on this new album is different but still just as intense. And Edith's vocals are top notch, even if they aren't as good as Alice's. The key is going into this album with an open mind, not expecting to hear Alice. Edith brings a different type of energy and style to this album, and it's quite good. To be honest, after listening to the album thru a handful of times to let it sink in, I would have to say it's my least favorite and their third best (although it was their most innovative at the time of it's release, their debut album didn't have the consistency of future releases). But don't let that hold you back, because despite that statement, it's still a great record.
What a Christmas gift for myself!
I can't believe this dropped in August. I loved Frail and Deicide! Obviously Ethan Kath is Crystal Castles, and if Alice ever returns? He has is in good hands and the band is going in the right direction. I prefer Edith vocals anyway. Stand out tracks so far "Fleece" and "Char". I hope they release "Kept" and "Their Kindness is a Charade" on ITunes eventually. Much respect to Kath for keeping this boat afloat!👍
Where tf is kept?
Love this album!!! Been waiting for this album ever since they announced a release close to spring. Every track is amazing. my real question is where tf is kept on the digital release? That song is possibly the best song in the entire album. I hate that it's a way to try and get more physical sells.
BACK AT IT AGAIN!
Inspirational! Never stop doing what you do! Love your music, love it even more live!My favorite music to listen to. Please come back to Ohio!
not the same
First the programming is much tighter than earlier works, but it's clear this project has lost it's punk aesthetic (and all the energy it had before). Ethan continues to bury another vocalist behind squelches. Would love to hear you move the vocalist up as you should have in the past. The album is tight, but far too subdued for my taste.
Ignore the one stars this album is EPIC return
By DJ Manny K!
After their second album I was worried since no more Alice how will Ethan handle on his own well this album is the answer. Still their first album is still #1 and I wish I could understand why this was not on the front page of iTunes when released should be top of the charts.
There's just no replacing Alice
It's still Crystal Castles, so yes, it is good. Ethan is an amazing artist by himself, of course. But, Alice completed Crystal Castles and they will never be what they were without her. No matter how badly we all want it to be that way.