The WireAlthough the hard-hearted and selfconsciously cool may dismiss them as the avant folk scene's answer to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, that's no reason to deny one's self the joyous singalong harmonies of 'Don't Be Afraid, You're Already Dead." [Oct 2007, p.71]
In the end Love Is Simple is less than the sum of its parts. Its balls-out rock is fun but hopelessly overloaded (like, how many vocal tracks do these songs really need?) while its softer sections sound like brief intermissions before the guitars pick up again, making them relatively limp.
UncutMany of their songs go on for weeks, doing little but reiterating banal refrains, badly confusing hypnotic with merely repetitious. [Nov 2007, p.96]
MattD.Nov 19, 2007I crank this album up all the time.
JasonS.Oct 7, 2007Akron/Family's output is so varied, that it is difficult to say which of their releases is "best." Nevertheless, I believe 'Love is 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.… Expand
WesselK.Oct 2, 2007Joy joy joy!!! This new album by my favorite freefolkers, bursts with creativity and free spirit. It's a lot different from their 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!… Expand
TylerOct 8, 2007I 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.
kdeOct 8, 2007It's a bit of a departure from Meek Warrior (thankfully) but one in which they capitalize on their strengths - live music. They've 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.… Expand
MaxA.Dec 12, 2007The most pretentious record of the year. Load and obnoxious band.
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