Beginner’s guide to Crystal Castles

With a unique brand of noisy electronic pop, Crystal Castles definitely have something special about them. Each of their releases has its ups and downs, but the ups are particularly worth hearing. Sadly they do seem to be down a member at the moment, so quite what the future will hold remains to be seen.

Key moments

You might have come across the brilliant Celestica or the collaboration with Robert SmithNot in Love.

Where to start

Get all three eponymous albums, one at a time – Crystal Castles (2008), Crystal Castles (II) (2010), and Crystal Castles (III) (2012).

What to buy

Essentially that’s it, but you will need to track down a copy of Not in Love at some point, as the original album version doesn’t include The Cure‘s vocalist.

Don’t bother with

Most of the other singles – there are only a few scraps worth salvaging.

Hidden treasure

A couple of the remixes of Affection are pretty good.

For stowaways

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