Invasion of Love

  • Record Label: Heavenly
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2013
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 27, 2013
    80
    In terms of songwriting quality alone, Invasion Of Love knocks spots off the competition.
  2. Mojo
    Aug 22, 2013
    80
    Think Metronomy, Junior Boys and a (much) chirpier John Grant. [Sep 2013, p.95]
  3. Q Magazine
    Aug 22, 2013
    80
    Altogether, it's a wholly surprising musical development from a criminally overlooked talent. [Sep 2013, p.107]
  4. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    The Bronski era also lives on in the plinky, analogue sound, which is the album's musical hallmark; hear it at its best on Shoulder to Shoulder, a bit of soulful lushness that incorporates what sounds like a Bolton pub brawl.
  5. Uncut
    Aug 22, 2013
    70
    Aldred's voice has also upped a register, his yearning falsetto perfect for pocket space opera "Progress" or the lubricious Al Greenisms of "Fingers Through The Glass." [Sep 2013, p.94]
  6. Aug 22, 2013
    70
    This is a debut with lots to love, abundant in experimentation and overall pop accessibility--and not many comparable collections can claim those qualities.
  7. Nov 15, 2013
    60
    It could use a bit more dynamism, but its sophistication almost makes up for that.

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