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  • Summary: The New York-based synth pop group -- which began as Wesley Eisold's (American Nightmare, Some Girls) solo project -- release their full-length debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. May 17, 2011
    80
    He's not the first person to have exploited the uranium half-life of the '80s but on Confetti's doomy missile-silo clang and the brassy Robert Smith jive of Alchemy And You, he customises it smartly for a newly paranoid generation. [May 2011, p.112]
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    80
    Simultaneously depressing and uplifting, evil and camp, it's an inspiring, majestic paradox of an album.
  3. Apr 5, 2011
    80
    Cold Cave are not shooting for nuance; the tracks here all beg to be the highlights, striving for anthemic bliss without any modesty.
  4. 70
    There's no shortage of macabre catch-phrases and hooky shout-a-longs, but if you haven't the patience for this much gloom, then the album's 40 minutes can drag in the middle.
  5. Jun 8, 2011
    70
    It doesn't feel like Eisold's ambitious vision's been fully realized just yet, but he comes damn close on this excellent record. [May 2011, p.83]
  6. Apr 18, 2011
    67
    If this is your thing, you'll be happy (sad?) to hear that Eisold has done it again, and offers us yet another beautifully written and comprehensively detailed chapter in the endless book of self.
  7. Apr 7, 2011
    30
    Having blown out and polished away all of the music's industrial grit, Eisold reveals himself to be little more than a meticulously researched, clinical New Order cover act.

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