The Child of Lov - The Child of Lov
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The Child Of Lov may have started off as a shadowy enigma, but now is when Cole Williams lays his cards on the table. Turns out he was hiding a royal flush.
  2. May 20, 2013
    80
    It's the breadth of styles subsumed within and the impressively high quality-control throughout that makes The Child Of Lov such an assured and rewarding debut. [Jun 2013, p.84]
  3. 80
    He’s created an incredibly ambitious, soulful avant-garde debut.
  4. May 7, 2013
    80
    The lack of introspective revelation is part of the whole mystique, and this debut album offers a striking first glimpse into The Child Of Lov’s bewitching melting pot of sounds.
  5. May 6, 2013
    80
    It helps that The Child Of Lov, while not big-studio slick, is so imaginatively realised. [Jun 2013, p.70]
  6. May 21, 2013
    70
    So many competing sounds and ideas become a bit of a creative mess, and the dark mood of the slower songs "Call Me Up," "One Day," "Owl," and "Warrior" can feel oppressive at times. Luckily the final track, "Give It to the People" is a good-natured, "Crazy"-esque single that is upbeat enough to make the wade through the muck worth the effort.
  7. May 6, 2013
    70
    As an introduction to the man and a myth he’s already constructing it’s a very enticing and exciting one, if there’s more to come at this level from him true classics await.
  8. Jun 13, 2013
    65
    While it may not live up to the hype, this is still a deeply intriguing debut. [Jun-Jul 2013, p.92]
  9. Jun 5, 2013
    61
    Williams has figured out his sounds, but he’s still working towards his voice.
  10. May 13, 2013
    60
    Not all the tracks have the same impact, however, and a certain sameness in tone saps thrills. [Jun 2013, p.95]
  11. 60
    Oddly appealing overall, when not tending too much toward the twisted.
  12. 60
    His debut album has too much going on.

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