Love Notes/Letter Bombs - The Submarines
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  • Summary: The relationship theme continues on the indie pop duo's latest album produced with Spoon's Jim Eno.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. They create sophisticated and charming indie/pop songs that occasionally have moments of calamity and moodiness. Their hooks are compelling, their lyrics often thoughtful, and because they explore the topic of love and heartache, they're bound to resonate with many who give the intimate, Love Notes / Letter Bombs thirty minutes of their time.
  2. Jun 14, 2011
    81
    If Love Notes is their best album, it's because it's also their most emotionally conflicted.
  3. Jun 14, 2011
    75
    The Submarines are at their best when toying with charmed synth-pop.
  4. Jun 14, 2011
    60
    Sonically, it's the Submarines' most interesting record to date. Melodically, it's a bit spottier than usual, relying heavily on a handful of highlights to shoulder the weight of the saggier numbers.
  5. Jun 14, 2011
    50
    Unfortunately, as a whole, this record gets too monotonous during one sitting. It's just computer processor after computer processor, with a real instrument thrown in periodically.