Out of Love

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Aug 16, 2011
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Sep 8, 2011
    80
    Most of all, the music is a nostalgic trip to a time that most of its listeners have never actually experienced. That concept makes Out Of Love enchanting, but it's one of those albums that mood, time, place and company all have to line up correctly to capture the intended experience.
  2. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    They've left a weird, unforgettable stain on the shirt of indie-rock.
  3. Out of Love is old-timey, fun (yet dark), and deep enough to merit sinking your teeth into it a bit.
  4. Aug 24, 2011
    75
    Really, no one would ever accuse Islands or Man Man of lacking character and presence, but once Thorburn and Kattner return to their bands after this dalliance, you'll be excused for thinking they'll sound a little bit incomplete without one another.
  5. Aug 19, 2011
    75
    Viewed in a vacuum, Out of Love is one of this year's strongest debuts, a complete album with easy hooks and easy charms.
  6. Sep 11, 2011
    74
    Mister Heavenly, for better or worse, have debuted as a strong musical voice, one with perhaps so much combined talent and perspective that their reverence occasionally gets the better of them.
  7. Taken as a whole, it's some of Nick Thorburn, Ryan Kattner and Joe Plummer's finest work to date.
  8. Aug 19, 2011
    70
    Sometimes, you're not sure what you're listening to, but it's strangely addictive.
  9. 70
    Out of Love is a fun listen, but it doesn't go much deeper than that.
  10. Aug 18, 2011
    70
    The sequence of the songs doesn't do it justice as a collection, there are a couple of tracks that are dispensable and it lacks that one special song that makes you want to kick over your chair and make love to the room. But it does a lot of things right.
  11. There's half a very good album here, the rest is just a few clever musicians having some fun.
  12. Aug 19, 2011
    60
    There's not enough doo-wop or doom on much of the material, and their willingness to get far too goofy with the lyrics and delivery gives the sense that they're not taking the project seriously.
  13. Aug 19, 2011
    60
    Rather than being a simple throwback band, they add their own twist by way of a dark, vaguely ominous tone.
  14. Aug 19, 2011
    58
    Out Of Love is an only slightly rewarding diversion from Kattner, Thorburn, and Plummer's day jobs.
  15. Sep 1, 2011
    40
    The songwriting is going to have to be a lot sharper if Mister Heavenly are to banish suspicions of concept over substance.

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