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Crystal Castles (Digi)


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  • Audio CD (March 18 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B0013KCCKC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,104 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2008 debut album from the Toronto-based duo, who have amassed a cult following through their uncompromising and intense delivery, a slew of limited edition singles, and shows packed solely by word of mouth. Their vinyl singles have sold out instantly, they have toured extensively in the UK, Europe and North America with artists such as Metric and the Klaxons, and remixed songs for Bloc Party and the Klaxons among others. Substantial support from Pitchfork and the rest of the blogsphere with over 10,000 MySpace plays a day. Crystal Castles are making everyone's 'Band to Watch' list for 2008.

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Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
This album is a must have for any electronic music's lover.

The vinyl release comes with 2x LP.
It's a real good pressing... perfect I would say.

I'm sometimes proud to ne canadian... Crystal Castles is one of those reasons.
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Format: LP Record Verified Purchase
I was sort of confused when i opened the shipping box. The album didn't come in plastic wrap and appeared to be a used copy. I've never received an album without packaging from Amazon. Also, whoever packaged the record was nice enough to slap the shipping sticker directly on the jacket, which ripped part of the cover off when I removed it. Double LP. The records were in nice shape. Sound really good. No download code included. Picked it up on the cheap though (I think it only cost about 15 dollars with tax).
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Format: Audio CD
Engaging and interesting, if derivative, 80's-style techno/dance. Much better than most electronica out there these days.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Excellent. May 12 2008
By Brian Lange. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
It's early, but I'm already going to claim this album of the year.

Since purchasing this record, I have not been able to put it down! Know that it is definitely not for everybody... some people won't be able to stand the weird assembly of glitchy atari sounds, but it is done in such a seamless way... and it becomes reminiscent of driving at night to some underground discotheque in Europe.

Ethan and Alice are the duo behind CC, and they do not disappoint. Alice's voice mimics that of "cute little girl tries to scream and sing on garage record (a la. CSS)" but I find her voice to be very appropriate, however it may be interpreted. Sometimes screaming, sometimes lulling... and the same goes for the music. Sometimes overwhelming, often soothing.

A definite buy.
35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
More solid beats than experiments April 30 2008
By Jason Harrington - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
- House drum patterns throughout
- Ranges from happy electro to punkish glitch to introspective house
- Strong 80's dance pulse
- Very pleasant form of bleep-bloop music w/o much ugly noise
- Like a more human / DIY version of The Knife
- Experimental compared to most indie-pop, but very poppy compared to most noise groups
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Atari 5200 on acid May 10 2008
By Kikster - Published on Amazon.com
As a child of the 80s, much of this sound is eerily familiar to me. It's somehow refreshing even while the beats creep deeper into my skull. Part dance, part techno, part rave, part Atari 5200, with a bit of anime thrown in. It's difficult to put down, so I highly recommend.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Amazing March 25 2008
By J.D. Gaff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I first saw/heard of Crystal Castles when they were opening for Metric in the fall of 2007, and ever since I've been in love. Despite a crowd that was not into them they still managed to rock out and put on a show. I had never seen an opening act as good as Crystal Castles, and I'm not sure I will again. This album is unbelievable, and sort of undefinable. I like to call it Industrial Electronica Nintendo Goth Art Music. You know a band is good when they don't even need coherent sentences or words at all to make a good song, and Crystal Castles pulls this off like pros. If your taste in music leans toward the somewhat abnormal and open to anything way then Crystal Castles is for you.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Chiptune! April 22 2008
By D. Dowd - Published on Amazon.com
I love this album! It's a very solid effort considering it's their debut. If you like electronic music and liked what your 8bit Nintendo sounded like, check these guys out. You wont be disappointed.


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