10 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez uses his music like a diary, each song framing a vivid, intimate memory of a lover or friend. They’re bracingly honest dispatches, recalling moments of helpless obsession (“Sweet”) and snarling at infidelity with dark, profane humor (“Young & Dumb”). Tethered by bittersweet melodies, the band’s slow, hazy pop-noir gives the joy and pain of Gonzalez’s tales time and space to sink in, and your heart might race and break as hard as his on “K” and “Apocalypse.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Cigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez uses his music like a diary, each song framing a vivid, intimate memory of a lover or friend. They’re bracingly honest dispatches, recalling moments of helpless obsession (“Sweet”) and snarling at infidelity with dark, profane humor (“Young & Dumb”). Tethered by bittersweet melodies, the band’s slow, hazy pop-noir gives the joy and pain of Gonzalez’s tales time and space to sink in, and your heart might race and break as hard as his on “K” and “Apocalypse.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Tamiract ,

Current favorite band

I bought apocalypse after just hearing it once. Finally had to go search out more and couldn’t decide so bought the whole album which I rarely do anymore. Love it.

Chinesemuchacho ,

Decent vibe, no range.

The music is moody, the lyrics are intense and visceral, unfortunately the vocals are boring and mundane. Every song sounds the same vocally. At least of the 5 I previewed here. It would be nice if the singer showed some depth, range and emotion within instead of emo monotoned.

Alvin66 ,

An absolute masterpiece!

I recently discovered this group after hearing one of their songs in the end credits of an episode of "The Handmaid's Tale". I became an instant fan. CIGARETTES AFTER SEX will forever be the album I played most. My father was dying of cancer and I always played this album when I went to visit him, holding his hand while he lay dying in his hospice bed. The songs are brilliantly haunting and they helped me get through the very tough times up until has passing. Some of the standout tracks are "Sunsetz", "Truly", "John Wayne" and my absolute favorite, "Apocalypse". This album is an absolute masterpiece.

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