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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the supergroup that includes Le Butcherettes' Terri Gender-Bender, The Mars Volta/At The Drive-In's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, the Melvins' King Buzzo and Dale Crover was produced by Rodriguez-Lopez.
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  1. Feb 14, 2017
    80
    It’s the Le Butcherettes vocalist’s sheer power that makes Crystal Fairy feel less like a Melvins offshoot and more like its own entity.
  2. Mar 7, 2017
    80
    Crystal Fairy is a solid and impressive album from start to finish.
  3. Feb 14, 2017
    80
    Unsurprisingly, it sounds exactly like Teri Gender Bender fronting The Melvins--a fascinating concept in theory that turns out to be deliriously satisfying in practice.
  4. Feb 23, 2017
    80
    It's impressive stuff, and that it feels like the work of a much more seasoned crew of bandmates suggests that they had as much fun making it as the listener will have devouring it.
  5. 80
    The Crystal Fairy debut self-titled LP certainly feels like it was made in a flash. The eleven tracks speed by, flipping from riff to riff, track to track. In fact, the whole album has such an impulsive energy, it almost feels like it was recorded in a single, continuous take... and that’s a good thing.
  6. Feb 24, 2017
    77
    Coming from such a creative bunch, the straightforward character of Crystal Fairy is surprising, but the strong, pre-existing rapport between its two pairs of players helps.
  7. Feb 22, 2017
    50
    Teri Gender Bender's vocals are the star and the driving force here, pretty much the only truly engaging element.

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