The Origin of Love

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Oct 16, 2012
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
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  1. Nov 1, 2012
    1
    underwhelming. it used to be... every song stood out and the albums much fun. this one just bleeds into ears - so forced and annoying. i'd give 'lola' a go, others are just boring.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 19, 2012
    50
    With The Origin of Love it sounds like he's sacrificed that youthful glee in his songwriting for club anthems that aren't really all that mature.
  2. Q Magazine
    Oct 18, 2012
    80
    The result is persuasive, likable grown-up pop without that off-putting jazz-hands factor. [Nov 2012, p.99]
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    50
    It is an accomplished pop album but one that struggles to make any sort of lasting impression.