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  • Summary: The Austin, Texas-based drone-pop qunitet--known to friends and reviewers as AmAnSet--returns with their fifth LP.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. 90
    What's miraculous about Promise Of Love is the way the band instills the music with such incredible warmth. [#59, p.85]
  2. Anyone who’s familiar with The American Analog Set knows what to expect and won’t be disappointed by this album.
  3. Narcotic, hypnotic and quietly cerebral, it's more satisfying and less elusive. [Jul 2003, p.112]
  4. Initially sounds nothing special but gradually crawls into your subconscious and sets up home. [#233, p.72]
  5. Promise Of Love has a leftover-ish feel, especially coming on the heels of the accessible, eclectic Know By Heart, but the Texas lounge-rock group remains pleasantly listenable.
  6. 67
    A little rockier, a little slower, and a little less transporting. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  7. Promise Of Love would be a good joint, by indie rock standards, if the passive-aggressive everyschmuck ex-girlfriend mixed-tape staples on the latter half didn’t suck so badly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. adamg
    Jun 20, 2003
    10
    This is by far their best album to date. The songs are just perfect. Andrew Kenney's vocals are angel-like and the rhythm is tighter This is by far their best album to date. The songs are just perfect. Andrew Kenney's vocals are angel-like and the rhythm is tighter than ever. I highly recommend this. Expand
  2. DanielF
    May 29, 2005
    10
    Subtle, shimmering, and breathtakingly gorgeuos chillout reflection music.

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