We Love The City

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Once again, Hefner has delivered what is sure to be one of the most original releases of the year.
  2. A seedily romantic, kitchen-sink paean to London, We Love The City finds Hefner's previously wan guitar stylings given a coat of production lustre.
  3. Admittedly, this is bedroom indie, but it's bedroom indie with strong production and songs that are always self-deprecating enough to not be self-pitying.
  4. 80
    The songs remain wonderfully the same - simple guitar lines seething like itchy scabs, scathing lyrics scribbled with trembling, coffee stained hands, memories of kissing with nicotine lips.
  5. Hefner are at their best when they stick to their primary theme, which is love that's been confused, bruised and downright disappointed.
  6. 70
    It's hard to envisage anything this parochial moving beyond cult status.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AliC
    Jul 14, 2005
    8
    Ok its a good record: but Hefner have so failed to live up to the enormous expectations generated by Breaking God's Heart, that they Ok its a good record: but Hefner have so failed to live up to the enormous expectations generated by Breaking God's Heart, that they should be considered utter failures by comparison. So if you want to try a Hefner record, buy that one, not this one!. Full Review »
  2. ami
    Mar 9, 2005
    10
    Most phenomenal of all their albums - I can't stop listening
  3. KarlP
    Feb 7, 2004
    9
    This is certainly not pub rock!! its beautiful, its witty and i love it!