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  • Summary: The British duo's debut full-length album was mixed by Rich Costey.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
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  1. It has been a long wait for a British album like this, the kind that transcends age group appeal and inspires cool kids to form bands and geeky kids to lose themselves in music's history.
  2. What it lacks in orginality, it makes up for in sky-filling exhilaration. [Oct 2009, p.107]
  3. It’s this ability that makes The Big Pink so special for, beneath the dissonance, the artful posturing and the pop hooks is something far more enduring: these guys have got a soul and they’re not afraid to bare it.
  4. The Big Pink’s A Brief History of Love will elicit a response of some kind. It’s just that kind of album.
  5. A Brief History of Love is a strong, sometimes really, really good debut, and a nice addition to the shoegaze canon.
  6. 60
    A bleak and occasionally beautiful debut. [Oct 2009,p.102]
  7. A real carnival of a mess, completely inconsistent, sometimes really horrifying, and, more often than not, entertaining.

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