In Love With Oblivion - Crystal Stilts
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  • Summary: The second album by this Brooklyn band ventures further into the musical landscape of guitar-led experimentation while maintaining a pop sound.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
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  1. 88
    In Love with Oblivion finds the band more upbeat than ever, channeling Flying Nun–era sounds with melodic riffs, handclaps, and chugging bass.
  2. Crystal Stilts find a way to make you care, though, and that goes along way with music this raw and rapturous.
  3. Apr 7, 2011
    80
    Oblique by pop standards, the album's full of raw, tightly wound energy.
  4. May 18, 2011
    80
    While they may have broken the slacker's code, the results are worth it. [May 2011, p.115]
  5. 70
    In Love With Oblivion stands as a solid second attempt for a group with a promising future.
  6. Jun 8, 2011
    70
    The album is a quantum leap for the band sonically, conjuring all the right ghosts of rock's past while infusing enough strut and swagger to compensate for their blatant cribbing. [May 2011, p.84]
  7. Apr 12, 2011
    60
    It lacks many truly original hooks, but this is a nice updating of Count Five-style psych menace to file with fellow lo-fi '60s revivalists like King Khan and Dum Dum Girls. [May 2011, p.82]

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