Love from London - Robyn Hitchcock
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  • Summary: The latest solo release from the 60-year old British singer-songwriter was produced by Paul Noble.
  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Jangle Pop
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 5, 2013
    83
    As Love From London reinforces, he’s not relying on cleverness or humor as a crutch; even when he’s using elaborate imagery to explore a very simple feeling or situation, his sincerity never wavers.
  2. Mar 12, 2013
    80
    Hitchcock continues on a roll, all 10 songs here hooking you in with the head-nodding grooves and dreamy psych-pop tunes of seasoned pro. [Apr 2013, p.103]
  3. 80
    Put aside the historical perspective and just listen to Love From London. From the opening, minor-key piano strikes and repetitive swirls of opening track “Harry’s Song,” Hitchcock catches you--leaves you breathless--with his ability to compel.
  4. Apr 15, 2013
    80
    This British singer-songwriter and psychedelic cult hero keeps issuing delightful, incisive rec ords, and this is one of his recent best.
  5. 70
    Love from London can be thought of as a gallery of bright watercolors with more portentous shades nestled in the background, or perhaps looming just off canvas.
  6. Mar 5, 2013
    70
    While his customary playfulness in dissecting matters of the heart and cerebellum is a reassuring hallmark of Love From London, the album also proffers a brooding, politicised, sometimes incensed Hitchcock.
  7. Mar 15, 2013
    60
    Love From London could use more of those surprising or insightfully startling juxtapositions that define his best labors. [No. 96, p.58]

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  1. May 16, 2013
    8
    Well this album's been out a few months now and it's original simplicity has given way to the lovingly crafted intricacies that we love Robyn for. Yes it doesn't break any new ground or suffer trying but his writing has been at top-form forever and I for one am just so very grateful it still is. A lovely full-bodied band sound that sounds like it's meandered through the back streets of London in summertime by one of our finest and most unstoppable songwriters.Hurrah the Expand