Desire Lines

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2013
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
Buy On
  1. Jun 5, 2013
    60
    Desire Lines is a silver lining record, one that isn’t particularly compelling (especially relative to My Maudlin Career, which felt like new emotional territory for the band), but is impressively maintained.
  2. Jun 3, 2013
    60
    By no means their best effort, Desire Lines is nevertheless a pleasurable listen.
  3. Desire Lines lacks the hooks of their best work, with no obvious hits.
  4. 60
    Produced in understated manner by Tucker Martine, the songs' clean pop lines are revealed with the minimum of decorative detail.
  5. May 30, 2013
    60
    This is at once an enjoyable effort and an opportunity missed.
  6. Jun 6, 2013
    58
    Yet even Campbell can’t save Desire Lines from coming off as creatively stagnant, just as pretty as ever but overwhelmingly pedestrian.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 5, 2013
    10
    If you know anything about this band, you will love this cd. They just keep building on what they do best- providing music to the heart andIf you know anything about this band, you will love this cd. They just keep building on what they do best- providing music to the heart and soul. Tracyanne continues to write such heartfelt music and the production continues to reflect an era past, but is so current as well. I love this band! Full Review »