Things We Lost In The Fire

  • Record Label: Kranky
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2001
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 1 out of 23

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  1. tonyJ
    Feb 9, 2004
    10
    speechless
  2. Kate
    Jun 22, 2001
    9
    Gentle and majestic, this album it truly beautiful. It is modern and original, with lush lyrics, perfectly harmonised vocals, and haunting guitars-this is one you wont be able to take off the player!
  3. AndrewT
    Mar 8, 2003
    10
    This record that can push one to drive on the wrong side of the road without noticing or blinking an eye. Albini is at his best creating a lush grit that could not be replicated by any other producer. The songs are simply human.
  4. frederikw
    Jan 26, 2005
    10
    one of the best low albums i've heard! It grabs you by the throat.
  5. Æ.
    Nov 20, 2001
    9
    great album, very beautiful indeed.
  6. Stroszek
    Jul 23, 2001
    10
    Great, forever. A record who pushes Low's boundaries in their quest to amplify the modesty of our souls. Pure beauty - fucking emo. Word up.
  7. DuncanB
    Oct 24, 2006
    9
    A very lovely album.
  8. Jul 24, 2012
    8
    Seriously mellow, seriously good record from Low. Probably the best slowcore album you'll come across. The first 4 tracks are absolutely brilliant. The middle section has peaks and troughs while the final section is consistently good stuff again. It's not for everyone - I'm sure some people will find it a bit dreary but when you listen to this up close it's got some stunning stuff on it.
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Just plain beautiful... carefully harmonized vocals and pellucid guitar hooks that rarely lapse into merely languid melodies. [2/16/2001, p.98]
  2. 80
    It's impossible to discern whether Mimi Parker's newfound assertiveness as a harmony singer was inspired by, or the inspiration for, this more aggressive batch of songs, but it's this record's signal grace. [Apr 2001, p.158]
  3. 100
    It's not too ambitious to suggest few other releases this year will match its grace, humanity and power.... A magnificent album.