Feb 22, 2018On 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.
MagnetApr 17, 2018What a glorious sound it is--the highs and lows (sonically and emotionally) are crisper and better defined. [No. 150, p.50]
UncutFeb 1, 2018Twin Fantasy marks another leap in ambition. [Mar 2018, p.22]
Feb 18, 2018It´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… Expand
Feb 18, 2018Every 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
Feb 17, 2018has 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… Expand
Mar 25, 2018I 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… Expand
Feb 18, 2018Wow.
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, IWow.
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… Expand
Aug 3, 2018'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"… Expand
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