Hate - The Delgados
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  • Summary: The Glasgow, Scotland-based band follow 2000's stunning 'The Great Eastern' with this, their fourth (and almost equally stunning) LP. Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev) returns as producer.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
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  1. 100
    A soaring, orchestral pop masterpiece.
  2. Catchy tunes about the darkest of emotions. [14 Feb 2003, p.72]
  3. Where The Great Eastern was a fairly gentle and tentative record in a lot of ways, this one is bigger and demands your attention. The good news is that it's one of those rare records that actually deserves all of the attention it demands.
  4. It hearkens back to the glory days of rock as theater, when bands weren't afraid to reach, or squeeze.
  5. 80
    Hate is a record of immense ambition and sophistication, a bold vision, a beautifully calibrated meditation on the messy business of life. [Nov 2002, p.98]
  6. The Great Eastern was successful because at its core, it never forgot to rock. On Hate, the Delgados seem to have forgotten that. At the same time, they've grown as songwriters and at times Hate is worthy of comparisons to the Beatles.
  7. 40
    The Delgados have made a fine follow-up to 2000's The Great Eastern. Problem is, it's the same album, more or less. [Nov 2002, p.115]

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JohnB
    Jan 21, 2004
    The delgados combine the most beautiful and sublime music with the darkest and most pessimistic lyrics to make an album full of great songs that will give you a hell of an emotional ride. Expand
  2. emiliov
    Sep 3, 2004
    uncut obviously couldn't be bothered to listen to this and Q are just idiots anyway...

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