Armed Love - The (International) Noise Conspiracy
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  • Summary: Rick Rubin produced this fourth album for the Swedish quartet, which features contributions by Billy Preston and Ash's Charlotte Hatherley.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
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  1. 80
    (I)NC's pop-punky take on early Deep Purple-ish blues-rock is elegantly streamlined by Rubin's lucid production. [Sep 2004, p.104]
  2. ‘Armed Love’ then is The (I)NC’s straight ahead rock record but a superior one at that, one with a great deal of heart and soul, and one that should propel them onto the global stage.
  3. A great straight-down-the-line rock 'n' roll album.
  4. For all their winning ways they lack the songwriting dexterity of the truly great. [Sep 2004, p.119]
  5. Sadly, The (I)NC have mistaken the ultra-safe sound of maximum R&B for the scream of revolution. [24 Jul 2004, p.49]
  6. This is an album in short supply of great songs. [#11, p.110]
  7. It's as if they're trying to mimic Primal Scream but on ‘Let’s Make History’ they’re more like an under the weather INXS, and on ‘Armed Love’ you could even draw comparisons with Ocean Colour Scene. Eeeeeeeeee!

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  1. RichV
    Oct 26, 2004
    10
    I love all T(I)NC...but since i got this cd, i've listened to it about 3 times a day, and when i can't listen to it, i find myself humming the songs in my head. Expand
  2. KenS
    Aug 30, 2004
    8
    "Armed Love" is not nearly as good as their two previous albums: "New Morning, Changing Weather" and "Survival Sickness"; but T(I)NC has still put together a well performed album that is strong from top to bottom. There are no songs on this album that I skip through, which is a rare thing for albums these days, and I encourage everyone to check out this album, as well as T(I)NC's other albums. Expand