Released: April 23 (Click Here To Buy It Now On MP3)
Best Song: "Celestica"

Producer Ethan Kath and singer Alice Glass hit the music scene in 2008, and received loads of attention for their shitstorm antics and stellar debut alike. Two years later, most of the controversy has simmered down, which might correlate with how much better the music has gotten. Sure, we loved the Atari blips on the first (also self-titled) record, but the Crystal Castles sound has transcended those somewhat dated sensibilities and works towards achieving pure pop bliss. With softer, more accessible instrumentals and more refined vocals from Alice, they come pretty damn close.