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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good second outing, 16 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: Crystal Castles [II] (Audio CD)
I first saw Crystal Castles in a Skins episode a few years ago and instantly loved the harsh completely unique styling of their music.

Their first self titled album brought together some very indistinguishable sounds that you would never have heard anything like before. From the powerful Alice Practice to the travelling conceptual nature of courtship dating the American duo combined sharp dance with methodical lyrics.

This follow up contains similar vibes that consistent of the same electronic genre and this time with more understandable agendas.

Some of the best tracks are Celestica, Baptism, Pap smear and Vietnam. All bringing back that wonderful dance styling from the first album and when on Jools Holland Celestica for me was made even better.

This album unlike the previous release took a while to get into as certain songs were not as inviting into their world. The opening to 'I am made of chalk' is rather strange at first, Doe deer is exceptionally eccentric and the feeling is more forced rather than chilled.

Nevertheless once you understand the band taking on this new style you can appreciate how they've accomplished justifying the dance genre. The tracks flow consistently like the first album and whilst the first is sharper this has some cracking numbers that, if you were a fan of their first album, are certainly worth checking out.

8/10
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