Electric Cables - Lightships
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  • Summary: Former members of Teenage Fanclub Dave McGowan and Brendan O'Hare along with The Pastels' Tom Crossley, and Belle & Sebastian's Bob Kildea contributed to the debut solo album for Teenage Fanclub's Gerard Love as Lightships.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    100
    With a band made up of old friends, Love has made a seemingly effortless record that reveals more with every listen.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    Regardless of how his bandmates might feel, those who like their indie pop filled with soft light and tender beauty will fall in love with this album quite easily.
  3. Apr 6, 2012
    80
    Bliss, bliss, bliss--get Loved up and float away. [May 2012, p.77]
  4. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    From the start, Electric Cables is all sweetness and light, warmth and comfort. It contains a lingering note of disappointment in life, too, that's inevitable – but it's sweet, lovely-sounding disappointment.
  5. May 3, 2012
    80
    [A] gorgeous outing from one of rock's best pop-smiths.
  6. Apr 5, 2012
    75
    Electric Cables is the sort of album whose deceptively placid presentation belies the richness of detail and sense of purpose at work here.
  7. Apr 24, 2012
    40
    The uninitiated may find the unrelenting nerve-soothing a little too much like anaesthesia. [May 2012, p.100]

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