Nashville-based foursome Celebrity sparkle with life on the engaging Mining for Twilight. Veering away from the soaring space rock that gave its predecessor Lovesick life, the tender, intricate atmospherics of tracks like "Motion Pictures About Love" are dichotomized by prose about "broken vessels" and "shattered teeth." Such somber notions carry forth into the rain cloud vibe of "They Notice" (not to mention the visuals embodied by the accompanying DVD), but the overwhelming lack of aggression -- save for "Hellbent" -- in the group's new approach is a pretty radical shift. Drawing from the Cure's Disintegration and shoegazer outfits like Ride and Swervedriver (as evidenced by "Bloodsugar" and "Twenty One" is hardly a negative), but anyone expecting Celebrity to re-tread the same musical terrain is in for a surprise.
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AllMusic Review by John D. Luerssen
Track Listing - Disc 1