Radiant Door [EP] - Crystal Stilts
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  • Summary: The third EP for the Brooklyn band was produced by the band's guitarist, JB Townsend.
  • Record Label: Sacred Bones
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Noise Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 2, 2011
    74
    Radiant Door is exactly as its title suggests--the brighter side of one of America's best psych-pop bands.
  2. Nov 29, 2011
    70
    The five songs that Radiant Door is comprised of shows the band's pensive, if occasionally exploratory side.
  3. Jan 23, 2012
    70
    Their music is an exercise in reductionism: how little does a tune need to be tune? Yet, somehow these non-tunes niggle away till they lodge firmly in the memory tissue. [Jan. 2012, p.66]
  4. That two of the five songs are covers isn't a bad thing, but it does give the impression that this record's a bit of a throwaway: there are some interesting directions pointed out by the denser arrangements, but we'll have to wait to see how they'll realise them more fully.
  5. Nov 21, 2011
    60
    There's still plenty of glamor and atmosphere in the Crystal Stilts' aura, but with this EP a significantly clearer sense of structure and purpose.
  6. 60
    Just as In Love With Oblivion helped them gain a better perspective on what their strengths are, the Radiant Door EP is a fitting in-between to hold listeners over until they reveal what's in store for album three.
  7. Nov 22, 2011
    50
    If you like Crystal Stilts previous output, you'll enjoy the Radiant Door EP, a pleasant excursion through their comfort zone.

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