Crazy Clown Time - David Lynch
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  • Summary: Film director David Lynch releases a solo album of electro-pop featuring Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as a guest singer on one track.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    80
    Yes, it sounds like you're now entering Bluejam, but Lynch discovered the place, and instead of quitting cinema to make an album that's being called his debut, it sounds more like he's coming home.
  2. 70
    No matter what any of the songs sound like, Lynch stands center stage, his fingerprints over every single element of the music, and the expressive, emotive features on this album create a real response in the listener, from familiarity to icy discomfort.
  3. Feb 2, 2012
    70
    All throughout, Lynch succeeds in taking often innocuous subject matter and turning it into a dark, sometimes humorous, but always anxiety-ridden event. [#39, p.71]
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    61
    Unfortunately, none of these songs actually feel like songs. Only a few have choruses or any significant chord changes. Instead, they're set pieces, which makes sense.
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    60
    These songs lurch, sometimes crawl, through a swamp of woozy synths, twanging electric guitars, and portentous melodies.
  6. 60
    The results sound as if Lynch's old protégé Chris Isaak had taken a left turn into lyrical eccentricity, pulsing synths and sinister atmospherics.
  7. Nov 10, 2011
    40
    Crazy Clown Time is clouded with studio experiments that attempt to hold up weak songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 29, 2011
    9
    This a a trippy but sort of poppy album that's just kind of weird to listen to. Sometimes I really liked and other times I was thinking, "What's up with this song?" This is something you have to listen to as a whole because just one song by itself feels very disconnected. Expand
  2. Mar 19, 2013
    5
    David Lynch I love your films. I love the fact that after many years of dedication to other musicians (Julee Cruise, Crysta Bell {This Train.. wow.. just plain wow}) and incredible input to your film scores you've dared to make your own album and make it completely "your own", totally unique and with it's own sound. Does it work Sorta kinda.. Expand