Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. 70
    While it is maddeningly catchy in places and well put together, its defining characteristic is a conservative streak that sits strangely with this most anarchical of bands.
  2. Jun 19, 2014
    70
    Love Frequency sounds like a blended milkshake of ‘Experience’-era Prodigy and The Rapture, spiked with your upper of choice.
  3. Jun 19, 2014
    70
    Love Frequency might not be enough on its own to lift us from the doldrums of EDM--but it’s always refreshing to hear dance music with a human heart at its core.
  4. 67
    Although each track aside from the instrumental “Liquid Light” remains prime for an indie-focused dance floor (thanks in part to production credits by Erol Alkan and James Murphy), a new sense of calm introspection arrives with the band’s revelations.
  5. Jun 19, 2014
    65
    On the whole, it feels like this is an album we've heard before. In all fairness, they rise well above mediocrity in certain areas.
  6. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    60
    Love Frequency feels overly polished and not entirely convincing. [Jul 2014, p.91]
  7. Jun 19, 2014
    60
    The only trouble is, it all feels a little... dated.
  8. Jun 19, 2014
    60
    Love Frequency lacks a song that really pulls you along with it into those higher planes of emotion that Klaxons obviously inhabit daily.
  9. Jun 19, 2014
    60
    Love Frequency only occasionally sets the pulse racing.
  10. 55
    Love Frequency isn’t a terrible album, but at times it does feel terribly unimaginative.
  11. Jun 19, 2014
    51
    Love Frequency isn’t a complete disaster, if only because the new, chastised, and chaste Klaxons aren’t really capable of doing anything that could inspire that sort of animus. At their best, Klaxons dredge up the kind of sounds that keep the Coachella Sahara Tent bumping all weekend, composed to be aggressive and participatory, yet strangely ambient and easy to ignore.
  12. Uncut
    Jun 19, 2014
    50
    It's well done, but the price of reinvention has been the band's personality. [Jul 2014, p.76]
  13. Jun 19, 2014
    50
    There simply isn’t enough variation, with the overwhelming presence of Righton’s one dimensional vocals lacking allure after a few tracks and the invariable electronica also doing little to excite or surprise.
  14. Q Magazine
    Jun 19, 2014
    40
    Most songs need both depth and edge. With Love Frequency, Klaxons have tuned in. What they really need to do, however, is freak out. [Jul 2014, p.105]

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