Love Is Simple


Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. It's not that so many of these disparate sections sound bad--on the contrary, they're generally quite listenable and often feel like excellent mini-songs--but that they seem to willfully distract from a far more worthwhile mantle that Akron/Family are more than capable of taking up.
  2. Mojo
    They offer up a wonderful lysergic carousel of communal singalongs, spiked pop and tribal hoedowns. [Nov 2007, p.95]
  3. Q Magazine
    At times it meanders, but their weirdness is quite wonderful. [Nov 2007, p.134]
  4. Uncut
    Many of their songs go on for weeks, doing little but reiterating banal refrains, badly confusing hypnotic with merely repetitious. [Nov 2007, p.96]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. MaxA.
    Dec 12, 2007
    The most pretentious record of the year. Load and obnoxious band.
  2. MattD.
    Nov 19, 2007
    I crank this album up all the time.
  3. Tyler
    Oct 8, 2007
    I can't stop listening to this. It's hard to not let the hippie-acid-love trip intoxicate you. My favorite record of this year.