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Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy

Debut collaboration from Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover (both Melvins), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes) and Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta)

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Ipecac Recordings
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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Maybe it’s obvious, but with ingredients this good you’re guaranteed great results
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  2. 8.0 |   The Music

    We can only hope this isn't a one-off
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  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    This is just a top notch rock album, any way you slice it
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    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
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  5. 8.0 |   State

    Crystal Fairy has roared into life with this debut, an aggressive and violent album with the pros outweighing the cons
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    They’re super, but they’re not a supergroup. Thankfully
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  7. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Crystal Fairy doesn’t put any new twists on the established sounds of Le Butcherettes or the Melvins, but it does prove the groups to be remarkably complementary
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  8. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    If Crystal Fairy was as easy for the band to create as they claimed, this album will hopefully be their first of many
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  9. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Like a hearty bacon breakfast, Crystal Fairy boasts no frills or fuss, only killer grease and crunch. Take it at face value – as a long-overdue jam between pals – and you won’t be left hungry
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  10. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Teri Gender Bender's vocals are the star and the driving force here, pretty much the only truly engaging element
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