Love and Regret - Cold Showers
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 2, 2012
    80
    Cold Showers uses that cavalier attitude behind such a simple bedrock of references--Joy Division (a song called "New Dawn" all but writes a countermelody to "Insight"), The Church, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Strokes, Interpol--that creates a level of tension across Love and Regret that sustains them far better than any of their peers.
  2. Nov 2, 2012
    64
    When Love and Regret sounds both old and new, both insanely derivative and sometimes transcendent, you can probably guess the rest: great introduction to a band.
  3. 60
    At times, the music is playing it a little too safe under the reverb. More dynamics or a bit more vastness in the sound might've elevated tracks like "New Dawn" and "Violent Cries".
  4. Nov 2, 2012
    60
    Love and Regret is a tantalizing first step from a group that has all the right influences and hopefully will continue to build on them with fresh, new ideas.

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