Even though Crash Love isn't terribly progressive in scope and the band's '80s idolatry might one day run its course, the set is another highlight in a discography that's as consistent as it is expansive.
Apr 7, 2013I'm perplexed that any fan that doesn't like t heir recent material is still reviewing it ,anyhoo...
Has you can see most of negative reviews are people who just downright dislike this band or expect them to remain in their old hardcore-punk (which I didn't find them to be all that great back in the day, Art of Drowning was probably the only CD I can honestly say I've considered and ended up buying).
About Crash Love, I bought this the day of it's release (I got the 2 CD deluxe edition). It was one of the best CDs I've bought in recent years that is considered "mainstream" (for all those terminology gurus)
and I loved about 95% of the CD (Including the demo tracks included on the second CD, which I loved that entire thing [it actually has been played more than the regular CD itself])
There's a mix of genres on the CD and anyone open to alternative, 80s alternative-influenced, pop-punk/rock. Should definitely take a listen!… Expand
Nov 26, 2011This album is really not bad. It's got some weak points and filler, but that was never different on AFI's other albums.
I'm not completely a fan of the pop influence of this album, but you can recognize in the songwriting, that aside from the production, AFI still has their roots in punk, and do that justice. My favourite song is Torch Song by a large margin.… Expand
Mar 13, 2014the album crash love AFI band and album which emits more sentimental songs and this leaves little umm comic book style, but their beats not fail to match such as letters, Ok I Feel Better Now and bonus Breathing Towers to Heaven, and that in my opinion the best album… Expand
Jun 7, 2011The depth and edge of their previous music is gone, notably in the lyrical content. But the melodies in some ways still retain a lot from AFI's older roots. And while it's far from topping its predecessors creativity, Crash Love is still pure punk rock with a bit of pop that may satisfy fans. One of its brightest moments are "End Transmission", a seemingly Cure-esque power ballad, and "Darling, I Want To Destroy You", a generic, but catchy radio-friendly pop rock track. However, its downfall mostly revolves around the album's lack of innovation or individuality for that matter.… Expand
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