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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18

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  1. JasonS.
    Oct 7, 2007
    Akron/Family's output is so varied, that it is difficult to say which of their releases is "best." Nevertheless, I believe 'Love is Simple' showcases Akron/Family at their most focused and proficient point yet. Brilliant album, and my favorite release of the year.
  2. MattD.
    Nov 19, 2007
    I crank this album up all the time.
  3. WesselK.
    Oct 2, 2007
    Joy joy joy!!! This new album by my favorite freefolkers, bursts with creativity and free spirit. It's a lot different from their previous records, the sound is very open and mood is very uplifting. This new coat suits them well!
  4. kde
    Oct 8, 2007
    It's a bit of a departure from Meek Warrior (thankfully) but one in which they capitalize on their strengths - live music. They've made a great attempt to capture their live sound on several tracks and with great success. It's a superb listen, one of the better listens this year.
  5. 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.
  6. MaxA.
    Dec 12, 2007
    The most pretentious record of the year. Load and obnoxious band.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Akron/Family have stepped into the light for the first time with Love Is Simple, and the results alternate between gawky and deeply enjoyable; the record is bursting at its seams with lovingly and vividly realized ideas culled from a broad selection of prior works.
  2. The results are not only boot-in-the-ass surprising, but also the best thing the band has done to date.
  3. Often eccentric and unpredictable, Love Is Simple is wholly listenable because it is compelling, honest, and joyful.