Love And Distance

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2004
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Magnet
    90
    Not only essential, Love And Distance is like nothing you've heard this year. [#64, p.95]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The Helio Sequence have a glorious oversize, and overstuffed, sound. [23 Jul 2004, p.78]
  3. Spin
    83
    If you're going to crossbreed Built To Spill and the Flaming Lips, then you might as well have fun doing it. [Jul 2004, p.110]
  4. Their music is interesting, intelligent and exciting, and it'll make you smile really, really big.
  5. Alternative Press
    80
    [Weikel and Summers] positively push forward, blissing out with an educated northern soul and a highbrow glide-guitar jones that finds them creating their own space in time. [Aug 2004, p.106]
  6. What elevates the music of Love and Distance are the unexpected combinations that make this latest Sub Pop release a cut above the duo's former albums.
  7. For all of its pleasantness, however, Love and Distance is not a package that comes without a few significant pitfalls.
  8. Under The Radar
    70
    The album is so full of sound crashing, harmonizing and exploding it's like watching an epileptic lose it in a room filled with strobe lights. [#7]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    5
  2. scott
    Jul 22, 2005
    8
    Love and Distance, while not the best demonstration of song-writing in a traditional sense, is great for one simple reason--it is fresh. Love and Distance, while not the best demonstration of song-writing in a traditional sense, is great for one simple reason--it is fresh. Combining the "flickering" synth sounds of Postal service with affected harmonica and verby guitars. Most of the songs are strong but it is difficult to find a true "hit" on the album. The songs are optimistic and even the slower tempo tracks have a succint vitality. Love and Distance deserves a listen by everyone because one thing is certain: you're not going to hear anything just like it anywhere. Full Review »