I Love You, It's Cool - Bear in Heaven
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  • Record Label: Hometapes
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    86
    Another outstanding entry from the electro-enclave, Brooklyn-based Bear in Heaven's I Love You, It's Cool is a slick ride.
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    80
    The band have built their own innate musical language after years of intense touring, and they exude a certain kinetic verve on I Love You, It's Cool.
  3. While it's not as subtle or as elegantly constructed as Beast Rest Forth Mouth, this record has a kineticism and momentum that Beast lacked.
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    70
    Refreshingly repetitive. We love you too, Bear In Heaven.
  5. 70
    The end result is more appealing than the retro-heavy work of many of their fellow Brooklynites.
  6. Apr 3, 2012
    60
    Only a couple of the tracks really resonate, even with repeated spins.
  7. Apr 13, 2012
    40
    ILY,IC is marred by the wrong kind of heaviness: Jon Philpot's ponderous vocals or the histrionic art-school thump of Idle Heart and Kiss Me Crazy are reminders that there are other bands (School of Seven Bells, Active Child) doing this sort of dark drama with more guile. [May 2012, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 7, 2012
    10
    Huge fan of Beast Forth. Have seen them twice live and loved it both times. This album is a grower, for sure... wasn't quite what I was expecting at first, but I kept listening because I enjoyed the sound. Eventually, it clicked. Since then, I've listened about 100 times and I'm still not sick of it.

    It's brighter and more polished, maybe not quite as gritty as Beast. There are synths that make me smile, grooves that make me feel more alive... good stuff. I look forward to seeing them perform the new songs live in a few weeks.
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  2. May 23, 2012
    9
    Terrific, a departure from their sophomore album into something that is much more mature and calculated. Whereas Beast was a raw burst of sonic energy, I Love You is a daunting trip. The influence of The Field can be felt, perhaps a unavoidable comparison for the kind of 'wall of sound' jams featured here. What really steals the show for me is the vocal delivery; more pronounced and hypnotic than on Beast, it serves as a remarkable contrast for the propelled instrumentation. All of this and also immaculate production make it a worthwhile listen. Expand
  3. May 26, 2012
    7
    If you would like to determine somehow style of Bear In Heaven's album - "I Love You, It's Cool" so you would have to call it an alternative in all its glory. All songs on the album are a combination of indie rock melodic motifs, somewhat muffled vocals and above all distinctive electronic background - which is not only the backdrop to the works - but its very important part. Expand