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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Austin trio was written while singer/guitarist Nate Grace was recovering from a serious leg injury.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Crawling Up The Stairs should be praised not only for its beauty, honesty and sonic specialty, but also for the way it’s sequenced.
  2. May 13, 2013
    80
    With Crawling Up the Stairs, the masks are off for the world to hear.
  3. 75
    Dark elements permeate the menacing corners of Crawling Up The Stairs, and while it may have been a long, grueling journey to get through, it seems that by the end of this bumpy road, Pure X have reached a positive creative terrain that suggests their long climb up the from the bottom was worth all the effort and pain it took to get there.
  4. May 13, 2013
    70
    Pure X may not be particularly pure anymore, but it’s a pleasure to have them down in the muck with the rest of us.
  5. May 13, 2013
    70
    Whilst often brilliant, Crawling makes you wonder why Pure X have swapped pleasure for pain.
  6. Jun 17, 2013
    60
    Crawling Up The Stairs has strong riptides that have no qualms over carrying you away, but if you embrace them you may be pleasurably surprised.
  7. May 13, 2013
    50
    Crawling smartly plays upon Pleasure‘s strengths, but even with a more professional sheen coating the disc, Pure X needs to write stronger songs to fit with their talents.

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