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Endless Flowers

Crocodiles

Endless Flowers

Third album from the San Diego noise pop duo

ADM rating[?]

6.7

Label
Souterrain Transmissions
UK Release date
11/06/2012
US Release date
05/06/2012
  1. 9.0 |   DIY

    An amazing effort that deserves a place at the top of its genre
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    At 10 tracks, Endless Flowers gets in, does what it does best and gets out again, leaving a stunning corpse with beautiful cheek bones. You need some Crocodiles in your life
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Love, sex, religion and death – all the big’uns – are tackled on these ten songs, and it’s a mighty task that Crocodiles have set themselves, but they pull off the garage punk Baudelaire shtick of Endless Flowers with flair and panache
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  4. 8.0 |   BBC

    If Richard Hawley won a modest amount on a scratch card and celebrated by collaborating with Grandaddy, this might be the result
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  5. 8.0 |   State

    When it comes to accessible noise with a saccharine twist, Crocodiles haven’t lost their bite
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  6. 7.0 |   hhv.de mag

    Though they are still struggling to find their own sound (as they are continuously being compared to Jesus & Mary Chain) they have found a way to mix sunshine melodies with morbid gloom and painful boredom
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  7. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The quintet have kept the best elements from 2010’s ‘Sleep Forever’ (the krauty, druggy haze and the big choruses) and added a sense of joyous abandon to the mix
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  8. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    An album of summer anthems for those who like their beach days mixed in with a good dose of torrential summer downpours
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  9. 7.0 |   Spin

    San Diego fuzzmeisters turn down the 'verb, swoon like Strokes or No Age, make "Bubblegum Trash"
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  10. 7.0 |   All Music

    This self-produced offering has a sunnier disposition than its predecessors, and the recurrent "flower" motif - symbolic of love, death and fragile beauty - provides the album with lyrical focus and continuity
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  11. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    Crocodiles' best album and also their most frustrating. They're simply trying to do good enough and no more
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  12. 6.5 |   Prefix

    Crocodiles are at their best when crafting distorted, grimy noise jams with a bite a la Summer of Hate. The blindingly sunny Endless Flowers is an album appropriate for the beginning of the summer
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  13. 6.0 |   Blurt

    Crocodiles play with great passion and honesty, and the album tackles every human emotion. Consider it an instant classic
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  14. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Crocodiles try so much that it can be an exhausting listen, but still there is enough here to keep this outing from San Diego’s noise pop outfit from wilting
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  15. 6.0 |   Bowlegs

    Endless Flowers isn’t exactly a departure from Crocodiles’ previous releases, but what it does do rather well is show off their range as a band – from noisy to beachy to practically ethereal, they cover it all
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  16. 6.0 |   The Fly

    A poppier, prettier record than Crocodiles have managed before
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  17. 5.0 |   Pop Matters

    The good stuff makes its mark and moves on, but there’s just not enough of it, and the rest of Endless Flowers feels, well, endless
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  18. 4.0 |   Q

    There's more than a hint of arena rock here. Print edition only

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