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  • Summary: This is the first album for Mike Scott and company (well, basically just Mike Scott) since 1993's 'Dream Harder,' although Scott did have two solo albums in the interim.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Just when you figure he's down for the count, he comes back with an album as majestic and epic as this one.
  2. This is the sound of a band returning to their roots, to the dramatic Celtic infused epics of their early records.
  3. 70
    In many ways, My Love is an excessive, ludicrous - no, make that brazen, unapologetic - record; vital because it wasn't born out of a painfully self-conscious view of its maker's place in the world.
  4. In an age when marketing departments rule, Scott has fashioned an album of epic intent that gamely goes its own way.
  5. 60
    Occasionally overblown... [Aug/Sep 2001, p.132]
  6. This is the recording that the homogenous Dream Harder failed to become. It's ambitious, moody, surreal, and relevant.
  7. He's forgone the folk-pop and jangly mystical ruminations of his past for heavy synthesizers, overproduced vocals, and esoteric allegories, making for a long, strained trip. [14 Sep 2001, p.94]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4