Tower Of Love - Jim Noir
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  • Summary: This debut LP (which actually collects tracks from three previous EPs together with a few new songs) from the English singer-songwriter combines indie rock with lo-fi electronics and '60s and '70s pop influences.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 91
    A glowing psychedelic pop opus. [#21, p.102]
  2. The record feels small but impeccably crafted, like a toy soldier.
  3. By comparison, Noir's closest current peers, Super Furry Animals, seem like fusty older brothers.
  4. 70
    Because he clearly aced his Beatles/Beach Boys classes, Noir's elaborately multitracked recordings... make his gentle bitching irresistible. [Aug 2006, p.113]
  5. 60
    Plays like a budget price homage to ELO and early '70s Beach Boys, full of pocket symphonies and childlike wonder. [Jan 2006, p.132]
  6. It's cute--like a super furry animal, perhaps. [Jan 2006, p.127]
  7. Unfortunately, his lyrics don't measure up; he writes songs that repeat a phrase or two in lieu of any sort of finished thought.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 30, 2009
    10
    In my i tunes library, i have a total of only 166 songs over the course of everything i have heard my entire life. i have every single song In my i tunes library, i have a total of only 166 songs over the course of everything i have heard my entire life. i have every single song on this album. brilliant stuff. tower of love (the song) is one of my favorite songs of all time. Expand
  2. MarcG
    Oct 22, 2006
    9
    underrate songs. Beck meets Brian Wilson and very good
  3. TimP
    Sep 30, 2006
    8
    Mellow upbeat pop that naintains your interest thoroughout.