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  • Summary: The fifth album from Kieran Hebden is his first full-length release in five years.
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. There Is Love In You, his first proper album in five years, is smoother still, and to great effect—if this isn’t the best Four Tet record yet, it’s certainly a fresh face for Hebden.
  2. Overall, There Is Love in You has the spartan precision of Phillip Glass but also, surprisingly, the warmth and vitality of classic Cluster as well.
  3. In There is Love in You we see one of the last decade’s most early pioneers reminding us all that he’s still just as important as ever.
  4. 80
    Unlike the super-saturated rush of Everything Ecstatic, There Is Love In You radiates a mellow subtlety, the wonderfully named She Just Like To Fight a twinkling pastoral while the luscious groove of Plastic People pushes its most interesting clicks and skitters to the periphery. [Feb 2010, p. 105]
  5. Hebden has yet again created a wonderful space where he can rightfully be called sui generis.
  6. There is Love in You renders "Ringer" primer, posits itself as perfect solution to messy experimentation, and while it’s hard to find the divisiveness in that, it’s also hard to be truly moved.
  7. The result's a bit half-baked, which is disappointing when you know Hebden's capable of far more spirited adventures in sound.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    Four Tet's poppiest LP yet! The electronica man returns with a very catchy collection of song. pitch shifted vocals, beeps and bleeps, synthsFour Tet's poppiest LP yet! The electronica man returns with a very catchy collection of song. pitch shifted vocals, beeps and bleeps, synths and some amazing samples. Considering this is a late review this is a great starting point for people who aren't familiar with Four Tet's work. Highly recommend such tracks as 'Angel Echoes' and 'Circling'. Truly an amazing album. 10/10 Expand
  2. JeffL
    Jan 27, 2010
    10
    Very nicely done.
  3. PeterM.
    Jan 28, 2010
    10
    This album is a stunning synthesis of Kieran Hebdan's years spent under the tutelage of Steve Reid. It is unapologetic in its strive for This album is a stunning synthesis of Kieran Hebdan's years spent under the tutelage of Steve Reid. It is unapologetic in its strive for movement and rhythm yet does not abuse the listeners sensibilities with an assault of discordant noise. It is a shining example of accessible experimentalist. Expand
  4. LukeW.
    Jan 30, 2010
    6
    i like electronic music, but there are stretches here that simply test my patience. i guess repetition and imperceptible shades of forward i like electronic music, but there are stretches here that simply test my patience. i guess repetition and imperceptible shades of forward movement are not my cup of tea. on the other hand, some songs here are really quite beautiful, e.g. Sing, making it all the more frustrating that the rest of the album does not live up to this potential. if you like ricardo villalobos, you'll probably like this. Collapse
  5. thissucks
    Jan 28, 2010
    1
    I can't believe people are freaking out about this album. All this guy does is play the same beat with a few slight variations and I can't believe people are freaking out about this album. All this guy does is play the same beat with a few slight variations and sample the same lyric over and over. This requires almost no musical talent. Expand