Promise Of Love - American Analog Set
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  • Summary: The Austin, Texas-based drone-pop qunitet--known to friends and reviewers as AmAnSet--returns with their fifth LP.
Score distribution:
  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. They may not aim to change the world, but it couldn't hurt if a few more people were exposed to music as subtly accomplished as that found on Promise of Love.
  3. 80
    Somehow the emotions bleed through, raw as hell. [#17, p.132]
  4. 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.
  5. 70
    While nothing new, a hypnotic hum and gently insistent melody sees them through. [Aug 2003, p.102]
  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 than ever. I highly recommend this. Collapse
  2. DanielF
    May 29, 2005
    10
    Subtle, shimmering, and breathtakingly gorgeuos chillout reflection music.

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