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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Danish punk band was produced by Nis Bysted.
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Forever
I always had the sense that I was split in two It seems so complicated To shift between existence To long for the better one Lurking in his... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 6, 2014
    100
    There isn’t a weak track on show. It makes Plowing Into The Field Of Love a truly impressive piece of work.
  2. Oct 9, 2014
    85
    It’s beautiful and ugly at the same time and, for now, Iceage have found their own unstable sense of peace.
  3. 83
    Plowing Into the Field of Love is a great record which only has one song on it that really sounds like the Gun Club, or like anything you would want to play over the trailer of The Hateful Eight.
  4. Oct 3, 2014
    80
    If you ask me, this is the most punk thing Iceage could've done at this point--and arguably the best thing they've done, period.
  5. 75
    As the album unfolds, one thing becomes clear: Iceage has succeeded in creating a bleak world all their own, a world not entirely indebted to their post-punk forebears, and one filled with the contradictions of youth.
  6. Oct 15, 2014
    70
    Their superb third album [is] a classic case of punk wolfboys who discover girls and lose their religion.
  7. Oct 15, 2014
    40
    There are some surprising hooks amongst predominantly ugly arrangements, and its ambition is admirable, but Plowing… proves woefully lacking in coherency, and fails as its makers’ next evolution.

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  1. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    Oh God, who would have thought that Iceage would get this good. This album and some Iceage You Tube footage I've seen of them performingOh God, who would have thought that Iceage would get this good. This album and some Iceage You Tube footage I've seen of them performing lately on this latest album is on par with Swans, Jim Morrison. ...any great doom and gloom band. Lead singer is like goth-hero Rozz Williams. He's very good looking, charismatic and his performance style and lyrics are all hitting a peak. Here's hoping he doesn't get too depressed from all the success like some other band leaders have done. I don't know if an album captures the intensity. See them live next time they come to your town! Expand
  2. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Plowing Into the Field of Love sees Iceage taking a dramatic step forward in terms of developing their sound and expanding their horizons. ThePlowing Into the Field of Love sees Iceage taking a dramatic step forward in terms of developing their sound and expanding their horizons. The band appears to have matured quite a bit since their last record, as their songs have become more complex, their instrumentation has become more rich, and their emotions have become more powerful. What results is a fully-realized Iceage, who aren't afraid of any challenge that lies before them. Even if the challenge is as daunting as saving punk rock. AOTYSF. Expand
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    9
    Iceage continue their sonic assault with their musically ambitious third album. Hinted at with 'Morals' on last year's fantastic 'You'reIceage continue their sonic assault with their musically ambitious third album. Hinted at with 'Morals' on last year's fantastic 'You're Nothing', 'Plowing..' sees the band use a buffet of dense instrumentation. Each is used to spooky affect, 'Forever' uses horn to give the song an unforgiving, then playful atmosphere while Abundant Living is actually driven by quirky traditional instruments. What separates this from 'indie with traditional instruments, just because' is its willingness to support the key identity of Iceage. The band are still angry, punky and on 'The Lord's Favouite', humorous. The instrumentation becomes a new reason to listen to an already committed and vital modern day band. Expand