Crimes of Passion - FRENCHKISS
FILTER Grade: 74%
By Adam Valeiras on August 30, 2013
An emergence and attempted escape from the mundane(-ish) streets of San Diego—affinity toward guitar-pop aside—it’s tough to believe Crocodiles haven’t achieved their goals. Crimes of Passion flows with an upbeat swagger; they’ve toned down Summer of Hate’s gloom, kept the catchy melody lines and turned up the volume. A bit less intriguing experimentally, Crimes doesn’t quite stand out—save the occasional chaos of “Marquis De Sade” and the fantastic penultimate “Virgin”—but is consistent to say the least.