HIGHLY REC’D: Crystal Castles – “Not in Love” f/ The Cure’s Robert Smith

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Update: Crystal Castles have decided to give the song away for free!

Crystal Castles’ next single from their 2010 second self-titled record is woozy, dreamlike cover of Platinum Blonde's “Not In Love,” and for the A-side of the single due December 6, Robert Smith takes the reins from the original’s auto-tuned vocals. Considering he’s basically Crystal Castles' absolute foil, the finished product makes all the sense in the world and no sense at all. It certainly sounds good: Smith’s characteristic croon is clear and personal, as though he’s whispering it in your ear, but it’s a world away from from Crystal Castles' distant, whispered recitation of the lyrics. It seems like a different song, but one just as good (maybe a bit better).

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