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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Stuart McLamb as The Love Language was written and recorded as he moved from Raleigh to Los Angeles.
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  1. Aug 9, 2018
    80
    Baby Grand is a wide-screen, psych-pop gem that continues to realize his potential in rewarding ways.
  2. Aug 9, 2018
    73
    Baby Grand would be enough to make you jealous of McLamb’s contentment, if his generosity in bringing listeners along on this transformative trip didn’t elicit such gratitude.
  3. Aug 9, 2018
    72
    As The Love Language, Stuart McLamb strengths have always been his knack for production and penchant for heartache—mixing and matching genres for his grand, indie-pop arrangements. An album of reflection, Baby Grand is no different, with McLamb using a breakup and a move west as the jumping off points for his latest offering of songs.
  4. Aug 10, 2018
    70
    The album's insufficient cohesion is indeed unnerving more often than not. However, it is arguable that this reflects McLamb's own sense of brokenness or the Love Language's attempt at illustrating his itinerant period. To his credit, McLamb outwardly rejects uniformity throughout Baby Grand thereby showcasing his creative ability. Thus, Baby Grand stands as a marker of his musical inventiveness.
  5. Aug 9, 2018
    70
    Baby Grand is as ambitious as we've come to expect from the Love Language, and as successful in its grasp of thoughtful, artfully crafted pop music.
  6. Aug 28, 2018
    45
    Unfortunately there are too many strikeouts for the album as a whole to achieve a winning score.