Love Will Prevail - Cult of Youth
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 26, 2012
    60
    Love Will Prevail is an ambitious, often great record, but in its ambition, in the risks it takes, it strives for a careful balance it can't always achieve.
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    Ultimately, Love Will Prevail probably isn't going to win over any newcomers, but it's a solid addition to Cult of Youth's catalog; it's pretty clear by now that nobody is doing this type of thing with the gusto and attention to detail that they are.
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    78
    Jarring juxtapositions are precisely what make this a unique article.
  4. Oct 29, 2012
    90
    On the group's third full-length Love Will Prevail, Ragon earns his rightful place alongside the works of the underground icons he flips for profit.
  5. Sep 17, 2012
    80
    If Nada! was the sound of punk rock overcoming itself, passing into its opposite, Love Will Prevail is the sound of it re-emerging once more, irrevocably altered by the journey.
  6. Sep 11, 2012
    80
    As ever, Ragon's lyrics are highly evocative if not outright provocative.
  7. Sep 11, 2012
    85
    Ragon has the skill to twist all his found objects into something real and new: a strange breed of robust neo-folk with a fiery art-punk streak.
  8. 70
    It can be dour but that just makes the moments of light, such as the galloping, violin-augmented 'Golden Age', gleam all the brighter.
  9. Sep 11, 2012
    70
    While the Death in June/Current 93 comparisons are warranted and worn with pride, this album sees the band growing upward from those roots into an aggressive, heavily orchestrated look into the darker parts of the human condition.
  10. 70
    Love Will Prevail is a curious exhibition of raw materials churned into mysterious and haunting rock that constantly evades easy labels – and one that's combination of range and drive will duly reward repeat spins.

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