"Teens of Denial" was my favorite album of 2016. It was touching,
intelligent, socially aware, musically dynamic- basically brilliant.
"Twin Fantasy" doesn't reach the same pinnacle, though there are some
glints of greatness within the sprawling, sometimes unfocused,
re-engineering of a past CSH recording. This makes sense since TF was
released 5 years prior to Denial. In those 5 years Will Toledo has shown
tremendous growth as a songwriter. While he still utilizes spoken
phrases they are now not as prevalent as in the past and they fit better
within his songs which I felt made TF slog or sound preachy at times.
His use of soft to loud and deliberate noise is also currently more
fluid. This is not an awful release, there are songs and parts of his
songs that show the path to where he ended up on Denial. It's just not
first or the second I'll reach for when needing a CSH fix. I'm looking
forward to the next true actual release of new material to see if CSH
continues their positive evolution.
Posted by KB on 4/27/2018
Favorite Songs: Bodys, Cute Thing, High to Death (up til 1:24 left in song)
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