Love & Distortion

  • Record Label: Jet Set
  • Release Date: Apr 8, 2003
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Filter
    84
    There's a chunk of empathy lodged between the many splurges of drool-dripping, volume-blasting guitar wankery. [#5, p.88]
  2. The hour-long Love & Distortion never loses steam; it delivers on its title, and is unique enough to avoid lyrical banality.
  3. No matter how good your new favorite band is, the Stratford 4 are better.
  4. Magnet
    70
    The S4 seems very confident in getting away from itself and making music not burdened by influence, but propelled by it. [#58, p.106]
  5. Summons enough winning moments to make comparisons a secondary concern.
  6. 70
    It is the kind of album that becomes more endearing with each listen, with each song evincing a gorgeousness missed the first time around.
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RobbinL
    Mar 21, 2005
    8
    Some truly beautiful moments. Some truly overwraught stretches. No question they wear their influences on their sleeve, but when your Some truly beautiful moments. Some truly overwraught stretches. No question they wear their influences on their sleeve, but when your influences are this cool it's hard not to like. Seeing them live really enhanced the effect of the album on me, check them out if you can. Fav lyric-"I've told you once, oh yeah I've told you before there's more to this life than the Stratford 4" Sweeet. Full Review »
  2. CelesteT
    Apr 15, 2003
    10
    My favorite thing about San Francisco is the Stratford 4. This relatively diverse selection of songs (noisy, sweet, poppy, sound tracky) My favorite thing about San Francisco is the Stratford 4. This relatively diverse selection of songs (noisy, sweet, poppy, sound tracky) keeps me falling in love. Full Review »