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  • Summary: This is the much-heralded debut album from the English foursome, produced by Steve Osbourne.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Frontman James Walsh channels Jeff Buckley's soaring vocals so perfectly over those lovely acoustic guitars and pianos that you won't be surprised when you hear the band's named after a Tim Buckley album.
  2. Sure, Starsailor may be part of bloated hype-fest, but it's important to remember that sometimes things get hyped because they deserve it.
  3. Starsailor have produced a debut album of real emotional depth.
  4. 70
    Similar to the Radiohead-lite maneuvers of fellow Brits Coldplay, the bright spots (of which there are a fair share) are dulled by the facsimile presentation.
  5. Starsailor are the U.K. equivalent of the Goo Goo Dolls.... You may well like Love Is Here, but it could take a while before you admit it to yourself.
  6. 60
    Love Is Here is juvenalia -- persuasive, and suggesting greatness should the band have the courage (or the license) to cut loose. [Nov 2001]
  7. Although much of the record re-verses and re-crafts melodies in the same vein, there are a few gems that can't be missed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. TiagoD.
    Jan 6, 2008
    10
    Just awesome.
  2. edt
    May 11, 2005
    10
    favourite album
  3. MattL.
    Jan 15, 2002
    10
    a real album with real songs, dump the manufactured trash and start listening to starsailor
  4. mwaha
    Oct 22, 2005
    10
    Incredible, amazing, fantastic. Every song is a journey of considerable depth and intensity
  5. Apr 2, 2013
    9
    A beautifully crafted debut album and one of the best post-Britpop albums available. James Walsh's vocal delivery coupled with the minimalistA beautifully crafted debut album and one of the best post-Britpop albums available. James Walsh's vocal delivery coupled with the minimalist instrumentation creates a truly brilliant record. Expand
  6. LouisJ.
    Jan 21, 2002
    8
    At times dangerously bordering on twee this is, nevertheless, a damn fine debut record.
  7. Avery
    Mar 14, 2002
    0
    Reprehensible. Truly a terrible album. My question: when will the British press stop giving blowjobs to every crap-band that tries to imitate Reprehensible. Truly a terrible album. My question: when will the British press stop giving blowjobs to every crap-band that tries to imitate The Bends? Expand

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