Crystal Castles II

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Crystal Castles
Studio album by Crystal Castles
Released 23 April 2010
Recorded Various countries
Genre Electronic
Dance[1]
Length 52:54
Label Fiction
Producer Ethan Kath and Jacknife Lee
Crystal Castles chronology
Crystal Castles
(2008)
Crystal Castles
(2010)
Singles from Crystal Castles
  1. "Celestica"
    Released: April 17, 2010 (2010-04-17)
  2. "Baptism"
    Released: July 26, 2010 (2010-07-26)
  3. "Not in Love"
    Released: October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26)

Crystal Castles, also known as Crystal Castles II, is the second album by electronic music group Crystal Castles. The album was released by Fiction Records on 24 May 2010.[2][3]

Critical reception[change | edit source]

Crystal Castles has been met with mostly good reviews from people

Track listing[change | edit source]

No. Title Length
1. "Fainting Spells"   2:44
2. "Celestica"   3:48
3. "Doe Deer"   1:38
4. "Baptism"   4:13
5. "Year of Silence"   4:54
6. "Empathy"   4:11
7. "Suffocation"   4:02
8. "Violent Dreams"   4:35
9. "Vietnam"   5:08
10. "Birds"   2:31
11. "Pap Smear"   3:43
12. "Not in Love"   3:33
13. "Intimate"   4:45
14. "I Am Made of Chalk"   3:09

Notes[change | edit source]

  • Ethan Kath sings "Not in Love", which is a cover of a song by 1980s new wave band Platinum Blonde.[4]
  • "Year of Silence" samples the vocal track from the Sigur Ros song called "Inní mér syngur vitleysingur".[4]
  • Both "Violent Dreams" and "Vietnam" contain parts of the song "A Walk In The Park" by Stina Nordenstam.[4]
  • The CD sleeve notes state that the album cover is a photo of X Tecumseh Clark taken by his father, avant-garde composer and poet Todd Tamanend Clark.[4]

Charts[change | edit source]

Album charts[change | edit source]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[5] 25
UK Albums Chart[6] 48
UK Dance Albums Chart[7] 8
U.S. Digital Albums[8] 24
U.S. Top Electronic Albums[8] 6
U.S. Top Heatseekers[8] 3

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