User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. Pierre
    Apr 9, 2005
    10
    I love this CD, it still a very special group. Their music is extremely elegant, out of time. And well, the voice of Chadwick is the same than 15 years ago, for our greatest pleasure.
  2. stephane
    Jun 7, 2005
    8
    It's still as good as any HOL release. A bit more basic than 90-92 era. Produced by Pat Collier who did their first album. A bit less of that wall of guitars trademark sound, more vocal harmonies, a good surprise for the fans, a nice album for the others
  3. PhillipB
    May 2, 2006
    6
    It's hard to recapture past glories, especially when they were only fleeting in the first place. In the late
  4. SimonFromLondon
    May 7, 2005
    7
    There are moments when this CD hints at the most precious moments of The House of Love's earlier work, but it is an excellent album in its own right. Guy Chadwick's solo work took listeners down a different, more languid path - this is a storming return to form, in a more mature style.
  5. KevinP
    May 17, 2005
    7
    Good. Definitely good, but not great. "Kit Carter" is amazing as is "Gotta Be That Way".
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. While not quite on a par with the band's self-titled debut album, [it] still stands up quite proudly alongside anything else it's curators have recorded either as The House Of Love or any subsequent solo projects.
  2. Alright, so there's no 'Destroy The Heart', the lyrics are uniformly unremarkable, and the odd track is even, dare we say, a touch ropey... 'Days Run Away' is still better than it's got any right to be, and a marginally heroic homecoming with it.
  3. Alas, they undermine themselves with a weedy production which too often gives proceedings a demo-ish air. [Mar 2005, p.99]