Many professional critics had complimentary opinions towards the album, one writer for Delusions of Adequacy calling it "one of the best electronic albums of the year." The record ranked in the top 20 on numerous year-end lists by publications such as Pitchfork, NME, and Pop Matters and landed on lists of the best albums of the 2000s by NME and Complex.
I’ve actually read some very positive reviews for the 2004 demos.”"We both hate video games.
A tribute to miners and the British Miners' Strike of 1984. They tell us to get married and have three or four kids Change the diapers, be a good wife But we will decide how many children to bear We've got to control our own life Free our sisters, abortion is our right Free our sisters, abortion is our right..." By Dion. You never walked away When I needed you to stay Or made me feel I'm not the one There've been no broken vows And there reason we're here now Is all the things we've never done We've never grown apart You never broke my heart With secrets that you've kept me from We've never been untrue And I'm still here with you Through all the things we've never done." By George Harrison. Living with good and bad I always look up to you Now were left cold and sad... There is no excuse for not getting what you want..." By The Beatles. Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game... Love is all you need..." By Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Would you still be a man for all seasons or would you just disbelieve?
Crystal Castles was released on March 18, 2008, by Lies Records and Last Gang Records, and sold well enough in the United States to makes it way onto Billboard such as Independent Albums, Top Dance/Electronic Albums, and Top Heatseekers.
It also charted in Australia, France, Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Crystal Castles is a compilation of sold-out singles that made the duo famous internationally, as well as unreleased demos recorded in 2004 and three new cuts produced for the album: "Untrust Us, "Courtship Dating," and "Tell Me What to Swallow." The content on the LP includes samples of tracks from acts such as Death from Above 1979, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Luciano Berio, Drinking Electricity, and Van She.