Love And Distance

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2004
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. 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. 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 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. Expand
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    The Helio Sequence have a glorious oversize, and overstuffed, sound. [23 Jul 2004, p.78]
  2. 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]
  3. Their music is interesting, intelligent and exciting, and it'll make you smile really, really big.