This record’s focus on adolescence is somewhat ironic, because as an artistic statement it’s M83’s most mature yet.
There are only a few different types of songs on Crystal Castles’ intermittently exciting self-titled debut.
Honestly, I’m not really sure how it’s possible that South by Southwest exists.
This record doesn’t so much represent a new direction as it does a return to past themes.
One of the most contemporary (and least pleasant) aspects of X is its scattershot production.
The band attempts to square its outsize floor-filling ambition with its previously established skill for intimate moments.
The album’s pleasures stand as something warmly new from a major talent.