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Cigarettes After Sex


Second album of ambient dream pop from the El Paso, Texas quartet recorded in Mallorca

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Cry will make you cry, because Gonzalez knows what he's doing. It's cathartic, stunning, it'll awaken your senses and it's not to be missed
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  2. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    “Cry” is a slow, sonic catharsis on sex and romance, of love and lust. The reward comes with repeated listens as each song stands up on its own merits – haunting and hypnotic
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  3. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Cigarettes After Sex have created a monochromatic, slow-motion universe of loss, love, hope, sex, and devotion that reaches new heights on this sophomore statement
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Staying firmly in his sweet spot, Greg Gonzalez repeats the autobiographical oversharing and the sheer ambient pop pleasure of the band’s first album
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Almost everything here sounds pre-designed for drone-shot driving sequences in a slow-burning indie film, but in a very good way. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    Nonchalant, innocent and simply just mesmerising, 'Cry' is pure from beginning to end and is a pleasant second instalment from the Texas three-piece
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  7. 8.0 |   The Music

    Surrender to your inner romantic
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  8. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Greg Gonzalez explores love in all its forms on this cinematic album
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    If the tunes don't all stun as surely this time around, lyrically they're bolder. Print edition only

  10. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Cry sees Gonzalez, Jacob Tomsky and Randy Miller take the heady aphrodisiac of their debut and subtly reshape it: here, cynicism is drained away, guitars mix into a softer palette and Cigarettes After Sex finally know what it really means to fall in love
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  11. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Brooklyn dream pop darlings, Cigarettes After Sex re-emerge from the touring circuit with their second record of lust, longing, and nicotine-stained regret
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  12. 6.6 |   Paste Magazine

    Cigarettes After Sex emerged as one of the most promising new acts of 2017, and that promise hasn’t gone anywhere — it’s just been tainted a tad by a mostly forgettable release
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    It's often said that love is better the second time around; whilst this remains to be seen, Cry is a grower and we look forward to love’s next incarnation
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  14. 6.0 |   Q

    Sensual melancholy is a mood but Cry occasionally needs another one or two up its heart adorned sleeve. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   All Music

    For a project based on amorous and sensual pleasures, Cigarettes After Sex feels a little too one-dimensional
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  16. 6.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Cry has redeeming anomalies among its nine airy tracks, even if those anomalies are merely a moment on a song
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  17. 4.0 |   No Ripcord

    With Cry, the instrumentation has turned into self-parody, the production is a painful slog, and the worst lyrics are impossible to ignore
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  18. 4.0 |   Pitchfork

    Greg Gonzalez has a lovely voice and a convincingly atmospheric take on dream pop, neither of which is well served by his two-dimensional fantasies
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  19. 3.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Without listening too hard, it’s easy to be washed away in the twilight reverb
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