Cruise Your Illusion

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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Olympia, Washington indie punk quartet formed by brothers, Alex Coxen and Joe Rutter.
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  • Record Label: Fat Possum
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Punk Revival
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  1. Apr 12, 2013
    Cruise Your Illusion doesn't disappoint; what the Washington four-piece have accomplished is as authentic as the influences that ooze from its fuzz, and warmer than an Arabian armpit.
  2. Apr 2, 2013
    Cruise Your Illusion is a record that will likely be spinning on turntables well into the future.
  3. Apr 2, 2013
    Cruise Your Illusion sounds like proud, but humble music from a band doing exactly what they want on their terms.
  4. Apr 2, 2013
    Cruise Your Illusion holds enough of the band's personality to keep them from being a '90s cover band, but at times, the weight of their ragged influences sits heavy enough on the songs to obscure their most original aspects.
  5. Apr 22, 2013
    All shot through with the psychedelic heft of Neil Young & Crazy Horse, this is not a flash in the pan, a fumble in the dark or an album which loses its way but a cosmic paean to perfectionism that creates order out of the most beautiful chaos.
  6. Apr 8, 2013
    Cruise Your Illusion holds its ground, but there are sociological elements to Milk Music's story that make the experience of the record even more fun.
  7. 60
    From the lean, scrappy production value to the grandiose guitar solos and Alex Coxen’s wobbling, vocal delivery a la Grant Hart, the record has the messy fingerprints of indie rock’s cherished first wave smeared all over it.

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