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The Crystal Axis

Midnight Juggernauts

The Crystal Axis

Second album of alternative dance/synth pop from Melbourne, Australia trio

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Midnight Juggernauts
UK Release date
19/07/2010
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    There is a frisson of surly attitude throughout, and several thrilling moments, such as the punch of the keyboard and drums when This New Technology hones into view, or the gutsy riff of Lara Versus The Savage Pack, comfortably out muscling the likes of Kasabian
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  2. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The sound of a band defying expectations and testing their limits, while continuing to evade fitting into any single musical category
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  3. 8.0 |   FasterLouder

    It blows Dystopia out of the water in terms of scope, ambitious sonic terrain and what really feels like importance, which is no easy feat
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  4. 7.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Part of what makes the Juggernauts so much fun is their absolute commitment to the hugeness and silliness of their tunes
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  5. 7.0 |   Subba Cultcha

    This is a pop album at heart and on those terms it excels
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  6. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    When they keep it simple you realise that this is hugely enjoyable fare so long as you just turn it up and don’t take it too seriously for after all this is music for the body, not the mind
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  7. 7.0 |   The Fly

    A floaty space opera, packed full of mind-bending diversions and spangled sights
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  8. 6.0 |   BBC

    Tonally this is an expertly crafted collection, consistency paramount, but catchy motifs are conspicuous by their absence
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  9. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    What they lack in subtlety, they more than make up for with an ear for a pop hook
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  10. 6.0 |   NME

    Print edition only

  11. 6.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only


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