Love Sign - Free Energy
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  • Summary: The second release for the Philadelphia rock quintet was produced by John Agnello.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Feb 11, 2013
    85
    The album preserves--even perfects--the spirit of its delirious debut, while fashioning something even bigger: brighter, tighter, better, more. [No. 95, p.55]
  2. Jan 11, 2013
    80
    While James Murphy's production skills are missing this time, the songs themselves are still strong. [Feb 2013, p.90]
  3. Jan 15, 2013
    75
    Love Sign isn't all that different than what shaggy-haired kids were playing at their local live-music clubs circa 1979. The indie-rock buzz is just added perspective.
  4. Jan 11, 2013
    65
    It's rare that any of these cut reach the ecstatic heights of their 2010 debut, Stuck On Nothing. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.87]
  5. Jan 11, 2013
    63
    Love Sign dips a little too far into the Fountains of Wayne kiddie pool.
  6. 60
    The slick varnish he [producer John Agnello] slathers on doesn't do this group any favors. Still, the melodies stick to your brain like flypaper.
  7. Jan 16, 2013
    36
    Love Sign's belief in the righteousness of its intentionally big, dumb songs being big, dumb and nothing else ultimately sets Free Energy up to fail.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. BKM
    Jan 21, 2013
    7
    Free Energy don't break any new ground with their sophomore album, in fact they settle more comfortably than ever into their comfort zone ofFree Energy don't break any new ground with their sophomore album, in fact they settle more comfortably than ever into their comfort zone of big, bright pop rock songs with shiny hooks. Other, more experimental and adventurous groups can take care of the envelope pushing. These rockers are perfectly content churning out music that aims to hit the sweet spot and succeeds magnificently. Expand