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  • Summary: Will Toledo re-recorded songs from his Bandcamp-released 2011 album of the same name with a full-band for this release.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Feb 16, 2018
    100
    With the new Twin Fantasy, Toledo has done the unimaginable: created a reboot that matches its original in tone, passion, and excitement.
  2. 91
    On the 2018 remake (full title: Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)), Toledo maintains his vulnerability but hides behind layers of noise and production value. ... But if Toledo’s production sensibilities are still a work in progress, his sense of humor and wit continue to shine through.
  3. Magnet
    Apr 17, 2018
    90
    What a glorious sound it is--the highs and lows (sonically and emotionally) are crisper and better defined. [No. 150, p.50]
  4. Uncut
    Feb 1, 2018
    80
    Twin Fantasy marks another leap in ambition. [Mar 2018, p.22]
  5. Feb 15, 2018
    80
    Twin Fantasy leaves no doubt that Toledo is a strikingly gifted and thoughtful songwriter who also has a firm grasp of how to make his material work in the studio, and isn't afraid to think on a grand scale.
  6. Feb 13, 2018
    80
    Indulgent? Possibly, but it works, because this record – even the longest tracks--is punchy, witty and razor sharp.
  7. Feb 20, 2018
    40
    While it shows flashes of brilliance it also exposes Toledo's early shortcomings as a songwriter. Filled with angst and the genuine spunk of Toledo's frantic guitars, Twin Fantasy is also erratic and inconsistent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Feb 18, 2018
    10
    It´s only February and we have a serious contender for the album of the year in Twin Fantasy. Toledo has done fantastic work. Pure rawness.It´s only February and we have a serious contender for the album of the year in Twin Fantasy. Toledo has done fantastic work. Pure rawness. The drums are spectacular. Great production by the way.

    Best songs: Famous Prophets, High to Death, Sober to Death
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  2. Feb 18, 2018
    10
    Every track on this album is an ambitious expansion of the already lovable lo-fi tracks of the original. it is Will Toledo's dream of how thisEvery track on this album is an ambitious expansion of the already lovable lo-fi tracks of the original. it is Will Toledo's dream of how this album would turn out fully realized, and it's better because of it. Quite frankly, the only thing I have qualms with is how the drumming initially sounded to me on certain tracks, but now I've grown to love that part of the instrumentation as well. Score: 10/10 Expand
  3. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    has anyone stopped crying to this? absolutely breathtakingly fantastic. when Will first announced the re-release, i was slightly hesitant tohas anyone stopped crying to this? absolutely breathtakingly fantastic. when Will first announced the re-release, i was slightly hesitant to accept it - what if he ruined the sacred atmosphere of the original? what if something went wrong? and oh boy, Car Seat Headrest can do no wrong. i was once again proved that the genius of Will Toledo has no limits. the brand new Twin Fantasy is nothing but otherworldly, the boys managed to keep the beauty of the original in full bloom and at the same time amended the record amazingly. (the lyrics, man!!!! the production!! plus, the beautiful 1traitdanger verse in the end of Bodys is a godsend.)
    and when the mirror breaks, i wouldn't miss it for the world. 10/10
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  4. GDV
    Mar 25, 2018
    9
    I heard about CHS last year when Teens of Denial came out and listening to Twin Fantasy will be easy for anyone who loves their previousI heard about CHS last year when Teens of Denial came out and listening to Twin Fantasy will be easy for anyone who loves their previous album. Twin Fantasy was originally an album from Bandcamp that came out in 2011 and Will Toledo rerecorded all the songs and added a few minutes to some of the tracks. This was pretty ballsy of will but IT WAS WORTH IT. Awesome album and great improvement on the original!

    Fav Tracks: Beach Life-in-Death, Sober To Death, Cute Thing
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  5. Feb 18, 2018
    9
    Wow.

    I hadn't heard of CSH until this album, but I saw the high metascore and thought I'd give it a try. Before I listened to this one, I
    Wow.

    I hadn't heard of CSH until this album, but I saw the high metascore and thought I'd give it a try. Before I listened to this one, I listened to TOD, and while I thought some of the songs were good, I didn't really like others

    And then I listened to this album, which, right now, is a close second for album of the year.

    It's genius, well crafted, and, in my opinion, try as you might, Toledo is probably the only person who will ever fully understand this album. The lyrics are honest and, frankly, really confusing, and the great production and raw vocals match them perfectly. Really great album.

    Favorite track: Beach Life-in-Death
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  6. Aug 3, 2018
    7
    'Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)' is a good collection of indie pop by the band Car Seat Headrest. Although the album provides a run-through of'Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)' is a good collection of indie pop by the band Car Seat Headrest. Although the album provides a run-through of how dull and tasteless the songs are, sonically, it is definitely more superior than its predecessor 'Mirror to Mirror'. 'Face to Face' consists of sluggish yet heartwarming songs like "My Boy (Twin Fantasy)" and "Sober to Death", but songs such as "Beach Life-In-Death" and "Stop Smoking (We Love You)" are overly-exaggerated.
    Strongest Tracks: "My Boy (Twin Fantasy)", "Sober to Death", "Nervous Young Inhumans", "Famous Prophets (Stars)"
    Weakest Tracks: "Bodys", "Cute Thing", "High to Death"
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  7. Feb 28, 2018
    0
    Very bad album, over rated by hipsters who think they are cool for listening to an album with simplistic album artwork.

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