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To Die in L.A.
I wish I could count on you to be mine But here I'm not crying I'm just glad to be alive Time will turn the tide Time will turn the tide Time... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 85
    In confronting their own personal heartbreaks and terrors, she and her bandmates have created their most engaging and universal album to date.
  2. Mar 31, 2015
    80
    Hunter is an enigmatic presence, and even with the all of the new trimmings, her rich alto always rises to the forefront, carefully shepherding in the band's newfound sonic might with equal parts audacity and vulnerability.
  3. Apr 23, 2015
    80
    Look past the pastel surface-level familiarity of Escape From Evil and you’ll find that no matter what tool-kit a band is equipped with, superb songwriting and refined attention to detail and aesthetics always prevail.
  4. 75
    The title may be a little hyperbolic, but what it lacks in realism it makes up for in groovy new-wave guitar licks, other-worldly instrumentation and production par excellence.
  5. Apr 1, 2015
    70
    Escape From Evil is the most direct, and accessible album Lower Dens have yet made, augmenting their more experimental, Krautrock predilections with the buoyancy of brighter melodies while crafting nuanced, humanist pleas for compassion.
  6. Mar 30, 2015
    60
    For listeners craving substance served side-by-side with flash, Lower Dens’ world is one worth exploring. The band may be at their most accessible, but they’re not about to make it easy.

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  1. Jun 10, 2015
    7
    Though the songwriting is sometimes lacking in dynamic diversity, Escape from Evil is a well-rounded album that recreates nostalgic 80'sThough the songwriting is sometimes lacking in dynamic diversity, Escape from Evil is a well-rounded album that recreates nostalgic 80's alternative sounds with a modern twist. If you are a fan of dream pop (or Beach House) and you want something distinctly above average, be sure to give Lower Den's latest release a listen. Expand