• Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Apr 24, 2020
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Q Magazine
    Jun 9, 2020
    80
    With strings, brass and a great deal of drama on his side, it's a beautiful escalation. [Summer 2020, p.103]
  2. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    Through For Their Love, Tabish and Other Lives as a whole re-engage with the outside world and analyze their sense of self worth. The inevitable vulnerability is morphed into a sense of strength and confidence, which adds another purposeful layer to the band's repertoire.
  3. Mojo
    Apr 23, 2020
    80
    A return from the wilds. ... Some of the best vocal melodies Tabish has yet channelled. [Jun 2020, p.93]
  4. Apr 23, 2020
    80
    For Their Love is still almost alarmingly ornate -- some of that might have to do with the omnipresent cathedral-like reverb -- but much like 2015's similarly outstanding (and elaborate) Rituals, there's really never a dull moment.
  5. 80
    Arguably his reach sometimes exceeds his grasp. But with the captivating For Their Love he’s using all the musical and production tools in his artistic arsenal to expand his band’s approach into an album as compelling and transformational as any you’ll experience in contemporary music.
  6. Apr 23, 2020
    80
    Shooting for the sweet spot of artists like Radiohead and The National, Other Lives embraces their tense, dramatic, theatrical, orchestral sound, and scope on For [Their] Love.
  7. May 4, 2020
    70
    There are no bad songs here. Some fans might even be thrilled with the more consistent approach. For Their Love often feels like the more meticulously produced sibling to Tamer Animals, both to its credit and discredit. There’s not a lot of staying power on this record, but at least it’s well done.

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User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 7, 2020
    7
    Worthies (7/10):
    - Sound Of Violence
    - Cops
    - All Eyes / For Their Love
    - Nites Out
    - We Wait
    - Hey Hey I
    - Who’s Gonna Love Us