Endless Flowers - Crocodiles
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  1. Jun 15, 2012
    8
    Endless Flowers is the best music of the Crocodiles's career to date. The first thing you'll notice is the tempo. The songs are waaay more effervescent this time around (the word "effervescent" is sophomoric in a review - the way "saccharine" is, usually in describing the same kind of music - but "effervescent" is the perfect word in this instance). Crocodiles's mission seems to be the classic non-sequitur of lyrical and graphic morbidity with indie pop sugar. Taking the idea to it's logical conclusion just makes sense. Endless Flowers is a phenomenal indie pop record because it's euphoric and manically depressive at the same time. Sweet and sour go together in food; they go together in music as well. Best of all, rather than just whip up a big, ol' wall of sound (the general approach on their last record, Sleep Forever), Crocodiles bounces the plush songs off of the muscular ones. The contrast between "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9" and "No Black Clouds For Dee Dee" and "Electric Death Song" is more dynamism in three tracks than in the first two albums combined. Crazy, trippy, hippie **** (the long intro to "Hung Up On A Flower") deploy the sonic tactics that separate albums from mere collections of songs. Good (but not too good) production values round out the indie pop splendor of Endless Flowers. I can spin my wheels in praise all day. I should just say this is a great pop record, plain and simple. Expand
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
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  1. Oct 12, 2012
    40
    They've lost their way on the follow-up. [Jul 2012, p.97]
  2. Jul 9, 2012
    60
    It features Crocodiles' most accessible work to date. [Jun 2012, p.146]
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    70
    Endless Flowers is an album of summer anthems for those who like their beach days mixed in with a good dose of torrential summer downpours.