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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Texas dream pop was recorded at night in Mallorca.
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  1. Oct 22, 2019
    90
    Cry will make you cry, because Gonzalez knows what he's doing. It's cathartic, stunning, it'll awaken your senses and it's not to be missed.
  2. Jan 8, 2020
    85
    A band world-building effectively is a rare thing; Cigarettes After Sex have created a monochromatic, slow-motion universe of loss, love, hope, sex, and devotion that reaches new heights on this sophomore statement.
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    80
    Cigarettes After Sex – if you prefer melody and softness to rhythm and abrasion – are one of the most sonically pleasurable groups of recent years. These are sturdily constructed songs, which would work in other arrangements, and they are presented in such a way that the instrumentation ornaments rather than overwhelms them. ... His writing still reads like that of a man who doesn’t have a filter – not in a good way.
  4. Uncut
    Oct 22, 2019
    70
    If the tunes don't all stun as surely this time around, lyrically they're bolder. [Dec 2019, p.25]
  5. Oct 30, 2019
    60
    It's often said that love is better the second time around; whilst this remains to be seen, Cry is a grower and we look forward to love’s next incarnation.
  6. 60
    Second album ‘Cry’ sees the band not stray too far from proven formula of slow and sexy sadness, but this time with a little more love thrown in and all held together by a more filmic approach.
  7. Oct 25, 2019
    40
    With Cry, the instrumentation has turned into self-parody, the production is a painful slog, and the worst lyrics are impossible to ignore.

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