Diploid Love

  • Record Label: Caroline
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2014
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2014
    80
    Dalle has her bite back. [Jul 2014, p.104]
  2. Apr 25, 2014
    80
    The firebrand guitarist has teamed up with a veritable gang of pals to create an album that's pulls no less punches than her earlier work--if a little more thoughtful.
  3. Apr 24, 2014
    80
    It's a riotous and brazenly euphoric form of rock'n'roll.
  4. Apr 24, 2014
    80
    Dalle lets her voice flicker to an airy glow, with jittery strings providing the tension guitars might have in the past. Clearly, she never really needed an amp to unleash her strength.
  5. May 27, 2014
    75
    Brody Dalle's first solo album begins with a bang.
  6. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    70
    This is the first time she has really let go and experimented, and she's pulled it off with aplomb. [Jul 2014, p.97]
  7. 70
    It’s a graceful evolution and one that rocks just as hard as the squalling fury of The Distillers ever did.
  8. Apr 28, 2014
    70
    Dalle sounds comfortable, confident, and liberated on Diploid Love, and she gives listeners a more complete portrait of her artistry along the way.
  9. Apr 24, 2014
    70
    While several songs do need an editor--"Dressed In Dreams" in particular drags quite a bit--the record's honesty and vulnerability are inspiring.
  10. Under The Radar
    Jun 6, 2014
    65
    Diploid Love presents Dalle's strengths in combining melody and muscle as a highly desirable brand. [Jun/Jul 2014, p.95]
  11. Magnet
    May 19, 2014
    60
    Diploid probably has some ace songs, but you'll need an industrial belt sander to uncover them. [No. 109, p.55]
  12. 60
    Dalle's first record under her own name recalibrates bravely.
  13. Apr 28, 2014
    60
    It’s an admirable attempt at maturity, but Diploid Love drains the energy from Dalle's music, along with its heart.
  14. 60
    Dalle sounds as if she’s on autopilot for much of Diploid Love; she’s obviously got talent to spare, but she’ll need to provide herself with a sterner challenge than she has here if she’s to truly capitalise on it.
  15. Apr 24, 2014
    60
    Diploid Love doesn’t suck, but neither is it revolutionary.
  16. 50
    Dalle’s return performance, no matter how energetic and strong musically, lacks the lyrical details to latch onto.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 4, 2014
    6
    A decent rock album that has a few fine tracks with great vocals and guitar work, and other okay ones that didn't catch my attention in anyA decent rock album that has a few fine tracks with great vocals and guitar work, and other okay ones that didn't catch my attention in any special way.

    My favorite tracks are "Meet The Foetus/Oh The Joy", "Carry On", and "Underworld".
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