Crisis Works

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  • Band members: Paul Mullen, Gordon Moakes, Dean Pearson
  • Summary: The debut album for the British band with The Automatic's Paul Mullen and Bloc Party's Gordon Moakes was produced by Richard Jackson.
  • Record Label: Wichita
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Hardcore, Indie Rock
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  1. May 19, 2011
    Crisis Works is at base a heavy rock record, the likes of 'Twin Victory' an absolute whirlwind of crushing riffs. However, there are plenty of dynamics, tender moments and a definite through line of melody here too.
  2. May 19, 2011
    his is a very heavy listen but with enough subtle dynamic changes to keep it interesting and fresh and proof that there is still plenty of life left in a genre that will, at some point or another, burst into life.
  3. May 19, 2011
    Crisis Works is accomplished, polished in all the right ways (it sounds good without the grit at the heart of the songs becoming obscured), but perhaps lacks the soul that a musician's primary project might be instilled with.
  4. 70
    This could have been a vanity effort to prove their worth, but instead they prove that not only does crisis work--so does collaboration.
  5. Alternative Press
    May 19, 2011
    Crisis Works has a hard time maintaining the momentum it jumps out of the gate with, but while it is going full throttle, all you can do is cling on for dear life and enjoy the hell out of the ride. [Jun 2011, p.111]
  6. Kerrang!
    May 20, 2011
    It might not always offer its charms up easily, but Crisis Works is an auspicious debut. [7 May 2011, p.52]
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