How To Leave Town (studio album) by Car Seat Headrest

How To Leave Town by Car Seat Headrest
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-10-31
Overall rank: 4,657th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 101 votes)
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How To Leave Town is ranked 6th best out of 17 albums by Car Seat Headrest on

The best album by Car Seat Headrest is Teens Of Denial which is ranked number 216 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,093.

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From 12/30/2022 08:16
Album Rating: 78.57

1.The Ending Of Dramamine. 83
2.Beast Monster Thing (Love Isn't Love Enough). 75
3.Kimochi Warui (When? When? When? When? When? When? When?). 78
4.I-94 W (832 Mi). N/a (73)
5.You're In Love With Me. 70
6.America (Never Been). 78
7.I Want You To Know That I'm Awake / I Hope That You're Asleep. 86
8.Is This Dust Really From The Titanic? N/a (66)
9.Hey, Space Cadet! (Beast Monster Thing In Space). 80
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From 04/08/2019 21:01
Looking at the cover of this project, you don't expect much in the way of complexity. Even after listening to the first few minutes, density isn't what comes to mind. I find that to be a good metaphor for the album. What this is is musical honesty from Car Seat Headrest. Will Toledo has a thorough understanding of him (and his band's) strengths and weaknesses. There isn't any coverup or any filler, it's all them. They don't try anything crazy experimental they just play and sing what they know. Great guitars and synths, fantastic writing and passionate vocals.
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From 01/04/2019 13:53
Better than Teens of Style. Fantastic lyrics, extremely impressive instrumentals, and hard hitting and emotional vocals. I think the song structures on here are far more interesting than ToS as well.
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From 05/02/2018 11:54
This album is too good to be true, I didn't expect this at all. Better than Twin Fantasy (in my humble opinion). 8.8/10.
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