Days Run Away - The House of Love
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  • Summary: 'Days' is the first album in over a dozen years for the reunited London-based alt-rockers, and is their first to include both original guitarists (Guy Chadwick and Terry Bickers) since 1989.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    An album which has nothing to do with 2005 and everything to do with 1988. [Mar 2005, p.109]
  2. Although the record shows scant evidence that over a decade of rock music has passed, the band doesn't sound anachronistic or out of touch alongside its younger competition.
  3. Their sound is back to its subtle best, all Velvet Underground rhythms and guitars swooping over gentle melodies.
  4. Alas, they undermine themselves with a weedy production which too often gives proceedings a demo-ish air. [Mar 2005, p.99]
  5. 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.
  6. 60
    There are a few weak links... but there's a melodic buoyancy here. [Mar 2005, p.106]
  7. Nothing here comes close to the claustrophobic, urgent brilliance of the early work. [26 Feb 2005, p.66]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Pierre
    Apr 9, 2005
    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. Expand
  2. stephane
    Jun 7, 2005
    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 Collapse
  3. SimonFromLondon
    May 7, 2005
    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. Expand
  4. KevinP
    May 17, 2005
    Good. Definitely good, but not great. "Kit Carter" is amazing as is "Gotta Be That Way".
  5. PhillipB
    May 2, 2006
    It's hard to recapture past glories, especially when they were only fleeting in the first place. In the late