Alight Of Night - Crystal Stilts
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  • Summary: The New York quartet, which includes ex-Vivian Girls drummer Frankie Rose, releases its debut album.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Alight Of Night is a garage-weaned, art rock, squat-dirty masterpiece.
  2. Easily the most exhilarating rock 'n' roll record to emerge in 2008.
  3. This is one of the best garage pop sides sine The Chills' own "Brave Words." [Dec 2008, p.70]
  4. The crepuscular glow of this quartet should be embraced.
  5. This, of course, can be a drag, but when said influences are as carefully picked, pristinely melded, and precisely replicated as they are in the case of Crystal Stilts, it can be a real blast.
  6. It makes for a workmanlike listen. For all the frills of doom and cadences of industry firing on all greasy pistons, the dynamics at hand are simple, rounded up summarily when the album presents its glaring contradictions as a matter of fact
  7. You'll find more wit and invention on a solitary track by Ethan Kath and Alice Glass than you will on this depressingly retro and lumpen homage to a scene that wasn't even all that back in the day.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 2, 2011
    A brilliant blend of best moments from Velvet Underground,Pulp Fiction soundtrack and Joy Division.
    This album brings light and warmth to my
    heart during along Siberian winter. Expand