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  • Audio CD (19 Aug. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Zoo Music
  • ASIN: B00DSE2HTC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 131,498 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 19 Aug. 2013
Format: Audio CD
It's not just bands that evolve, their fans do too and it's only natural therefore that they may not evolve in parallel. In fairness, San Diego outfit Crocodiles are yet to deviate far from their original template of surf-rock, indie fuzz and outright pop save perhaps for shelving their shoegaze leanings and cleaning up the general fidelity of their recordings. As such, Crimes Of Passion will be absolute nectar to many fans. Every track is undeniable pop gold, yet casual listeners, who may have moved on to more adventurous sonics in recent years, could find these same songs a bit wanting.

The outrageously catchy opener, for example, comes on like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club mucking about with bar-room honky tonk, but so too does it choose to overcook the mix with backing by soul singer Afrodyete of Breakestra - an unnecessary studio indulgence that also recently snared Yeah Yeah Yeahs` otherwise solid hit "Sacrilege".

The leather-clad single, "Cockroach", then struts its way across the dancefloor in full rockstar mode and there's a fine Stone Roses-cum-Primal Scream snarl in "Gimme Some Annihilation" too. Enjoyable as these two cuts are, they're probably overly predictable all the same.

Continuing Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez`s love affair with the poppiest end of the Jesus & Mary Chain canon, "Marquis De Sade" has more bite to it, splicing 50s rock `n' roll with freak-out sax. And with Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes fame on production, "She Splits Me Up" partners that same tell-tale strain of sad rock with the precise jangle of old indie, a gateway track to a host of wistful tunes where fuzzed-up melody is king.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Hill on 18 Nov. 2013
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I've come rather late to this band and initially found the listening experience a bit disappointing with the muddy vocals low in the mix and the sound very fuzzy but it certainly improves with repeated listens.
Definitely riding on the coat tails of the JAMC and the BRMC their sound is very reflective of their CD artwork which is overwhelmingly monochrome (albeit brightly so) throughout the whole cover design/layout and also the booklet (a bit of a waste if you ask me), looking very New York Dolls(ish) in style, and the whole album except for the final track is similarly monotone but nonetheless pretty good.
In fact as i'm listening to the album whilst i write this i'm thinking it's actually better than my musings actually suggest!!
If you like 80's scuzzy guitar indie you'll love this and why not, it was a great era.
The final ballad is actually the worst track on the album suggesting the more upbeat numbers should perhaps have been maintained for one more track?
I started initially thinking this was 3 stars and worth 6 out of 10 but at this minute, half way through track 8, i think 4 stars and 7 out of 10 is more appropriate i.e give it a a few listens and drink in the hazy atmosphere.
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I really enjoy this new record, I still use to listen it when I turn on my computer and start to looking for something to do, this is my fav. soundtrack, Indie rock and new possibilities, enjoy!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By andrew pringle on 21 Sept. 2013
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Possibly Crocodiles best album . The item was, reasonably priced and obviously in good condition as was brand new .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Another gem from the best noise-pop band... ever??? 31 Aug. 2013
By TurboTigerJaws - Published on Amazon.com
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The Crocodiles are incredible. Excellent songwriting, production, and overall execution on all of their albums. For fans of the "noise-pop" and/or "shoegaze" genres, this is a current, modern, relevant band that never disappoints. "Crimes of Passion" exhibits all of the band's strengths throughout: noisy, thick textures; melody; toe tapping rock and roll beats that make the kids hit the street. I give this album five stars because it is perhaps their best overall production effort, though ultimately I would list a half dozen songs from the previous albums, "Sleep Forever" and "Endless Flowers" as my favorites from the band. That said, their music grows on you like a vine. I have listened to "Crimes of Passion" at least ten times by now, and I know there are plenty of tracks that will overtake and haunt me just as so many on the previous releases have done. I can't wait until I settle this gem properly into my brain. My favorite band by far, of the last 5 to 10 years! BUY IT! Buy all of their albums! NOW!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Every single song is a stone-cold keeper! 2 Nov. 2013
By Charlie Quaker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
4th release from San Diego band who play really nice (not wimpy, but nice) hook-filled
psychedelic pop/rock with some 60s influence. Fuzzy reverb-riff melodies echo over jangly
guitar rhythms and harmony vocals to create irresistible hum-along head-nodders. Former
members of Some Girls, The Plot To Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, Echo Revolution, Bolga
Zohdoomah. Recalls bands like Mmoss, Green Pajamas, the La’s, Elf Power, Toy, Apples In Stereo, the Horrors, Small Faces, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Soft Boys, the Black Angels, Stratford 4. The band plays with a passion and consistency that feels so natural and smooth it almost hides the subtle brilliance of the album. There’s nothing here that you haven’t heard before, but it is rarely done this well. Every single song is a stone-cold keeper! Recommended.
Love this stuff!!!!!!! 29 Oct. 2013
By Preston Ridgley - Published on Amazon.com
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Gave this a listen to after purchase and have become a big fan. Seeing them Nov.22 at Boot and Saddle in Philly. Quite intimate venue and looking forward to a great show!
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
not quite "neon jesus" 4 Sept. 2013
By droceankddd - Published on Amazon.com
Do you remember, before "crimes of passion," before "summer of hate," before CROCODILES, the was the plot to blow up the eiffle tower. Now how music history has let such a daring, original band fade into obscurity? How, HOW is it that no one knows of the san diego band that dressed up in nazi like uniforms while the lead singer literally sexually assaulted everyone, willing, and unwilling, man woman teenager ecstatic fans and unknowing uninitiated touring mates(as i was) alike. I remember reading about the plot, with their math-core shifts and brilliant sax additions long before seeing them at the Che Cafe.
People ought remember the plot. i've never seen such a brave live performance,(maybe, MAYBE at the drive in on the "acrobatic tenament" tour) but groping and making out with the crowd is a wild card. Especially on tour.
ANYWAYS time moves forward and from the ashes of the plot, rises the Crocodiles first single, "neon jesus."

Speaking of, why is that spectacular release not on amazon?

"Neon jesus" was hooky, catchy, minimal. there was a clever video that was released in tandem. I saw them live and it was great, kinda a handsome furs set up(just two dudes no drums) but it wasn't quite the visceral performance i was banking on. it was also 2007. Then summer of hate, then fat possum, now "crimes of passion" on french kiss records. I have to admit to finding "summer of hate" kinda....scant. At the time "past lives" was doing similar work and i fell in with them. However, seeing that french kiss records(the dodo's among many others)had put out "crimes of passion," i thought maybe it was the crocodiles time to shine.
It's by far their most cohesive record, by far the best production. Cheers Crocodiles. Great record.

How bout a Neon Jesus re-release?
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