Love Sign

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. Jan 15, 2013
    60
    These songs just lack that certain oomph to separate Free Energy from the thousands of groups who have sang about girls before.
  3. Jan 15, 2013
    60
    If you can get past that feeling and embrace the polished, shiny surfaces, and satin-jacketed AOR clichés, then Love Sign delivers a pleasing dose of nostalgic, good-time (almost) rock & roll.
  4. Jan 15, 2013
    55
    Free Energy can put a damn pop hook together--problem is the execution.
  5. Mar 25, 2013
    50
    Love Sign‘s attempts to update Free Energy’s basic sound to include ‘80s influences is well-intentioned. But like everything else on the album, it only works in fits and starts.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »