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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer was originally recorded in 2006-07.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    Not only are these songs about crushes, they feel just like one: emotionally intense, completely beautiful, and above all, fleeting.
  2. 80
    It's lo-fi simplicity makes for a welcome addition to any CoCoRosie fan's collection. [Oct 2014, p.101]
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    70
    Crush Songs is a slightly strange choice for O's first full-fledged solo effort. Still, this unassuming musical diary showcases many of the best things about the music she makes on her own.
  4. Aug 29, 2014
    60
    This is principally a marriage of simple, forlorn fretwork and O’s deliciously otherworldly vocals: impossibly, she manages to sound simultaneously seductive and indifferent; emotive yet also strangely detached.
  5. Sep 5, 2014
    60
    Much of the record plays like a series of short acoustic interludes: pretty, at times insightful, but evanescent more often than not.
  6. 58
    When every song is short and recorded in the same minimalistic style, it often feels like just when you’re starting to get into a song, you’re immediately whisked away to another idea, to another moment that should have been spent finishing that first thought that now will never be finished.
  7. Sep 22, 2014
    30
    Given that these songs mostly clock in under two minutes, that should be enough to carry the flat arrangements and melodies, but it's not.

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  1. Oct 13, 2014
    6
    Karen O's Crush Songs is a quick little album perfect for, well, crushes- those small moments of inspired love mirrored through small songs ofKaren O's Crush Songs is a quick little album perfect for, well, crushes- those small moments of inspired love mirrored through small songs of forgotten love.
    BEST TRACKS: Ooo, Body
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