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Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2012 – (5-1)

Completing our countdown of the best offerings of electronic music for 2012, (20-16 is here, 15-11 is here, 10-6 is here) we’ll pick it up at Number 5:   05) Crystal Castles – III Crystal Castles’ third album might not have assaulted the senses in the same abrasive manner as their first two nightmarish studio efforts, but it was still a beautifully unnerving record. From its themes of dystopia and […]


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Crystal Castles “III”: Album Review

Fiction (2012)

Very much a Jekyll & Hyde outfit, Canadian electroclash duo Crystal Castles are capable of producing moments of gothic beauty but are also prone to creating aggressively unhinged soundscapes that are the stuff of nightmares. Considering that the hugely charismatic but slightly terrifying frontwoman Alice Glass has claimed that themes of dystopia, oppression and corruption dominate the record, you’d expect their third album, simply titled, III, to fall even further […]