• Record Label: DFA
  • Release Date: Sep 5, 2011
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16

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  1. Sep 22, 2011
    7
    It's a fairly solid album - but is a minor disappointment when compared to Echoes and Pieces of People We Love, which were both seminal released in the indie dance funk genre.

    That's not to say that this is a bad album, though. It has some really great tracks such as Miss You, Rollercoaster, Blue Bird, and How Deep Is Your Love?, yet seems to be filled with rather weak tracks that feel
    It's a fairly solid album - but is a minor disappointment when compared to Echoes and Pieces of People We Love, which were both seminal released in the indie dance funk genre.

    That's not to say that this is a bad album, though. It has some really great tracks such as Miss You, Rollercoaster, Blue Bird, and How Deep Is Your Love?, yet seems to be filled with rather weak tracks that feel flatter than we are used to with the Rapture. Ultimately, it is worth your time, but it hasn't kept my interest for longer than a week and hasn't stayed with me as Echoes and parts of Pieces have.
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  2. Sep 8, 2011
    9
    Five years and a lot of drama have passed since the last record, "Pieces of the People We Love". First Luke quit, then Luke came back with new sense of purpose. Then Matt quit. Anyone hoping for another "Echoes" or "Pieces" might be disappointed at first. As "Pieces" only held hints of "Echoes", "In The Grace..." has reminders of the past, but really takes Luke Jenner's Rapture somewhereFive years and a lot of drama have passed since the last record, "Pieces of the People We Love". First Luke quit, then Luke came back with new sense of purpose. Then Matt quit. Anyone hoping for another "Echoes" or "Pieces" might be disappointed at first. As "Pieces" only held hints of "Echoes", "In The Grace..." has reminders of the past, but really takes Luke Jenner's Rapture somewhere new. This record is definitely a grower. The first time I heard it, there were a few stand-outs but i was disappointed. after a couple more listens i would get almost every song, at different moments, stuck in my head. I couldn't wait to get home to listen to it. It's a bit harder to review this record as no song is the same as the last. Every song sounds like it could be on a different album. There are very thoughtful lyrics and there are some incredible rhythms hidden here. Tracks like "Miss You" and "Come Back To Me" will remind you of a more "Pieces of the People We Love" Rapture. "Children" will make you think of early MGMT, and lead single, "How Deep Is Your Love?" will keep you coming back. There's a little bit of filler ("Roller Coaster") but all in all, this record will grow on you and stay in rotation for some time to come. Hopefully not another five years. Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2011
    6
    That spark that they once had is kinda of gone for me, I mean it's hardly dance rock to me right just kind of a indie rock with some dance undertones, which isn't the problem. Some of the songs sound ambitious and seem like they're building up to something great, but they never do. It's not a horrible album, just not the album I was expecting.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Oct 7, 2011
    40
    A flimsy and disposable album.
  2. Sep 30, 2011
    80
    In the Grace of Your Love is the band's most powerful and vital album thus far.
  3. 75
    The Rapture still do brainy, stuttering dance rock better than your average electro fetishists. [Sep 2011, p.137]