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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British duo of Ebony Hoorn and Ellery James Roberts was produced by John Congleton.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  1. Jan 16, 2019
    100
    Love Hates achieves a mature tone, complemented perfectly by Roberts' gruff vocals and Hoorn's velvety melodies. Arguably, it's Hoorn’s increased presence on the record that lends this new air of grace.
  2. Jan 15, 2019
    90
    A more concise LP that continues LUH's mythos, whilst also branching out sonically, Love Hates What You Become reinforces their necessary purpose. Fearless, life-affirming and without compromise, Lost Under Heaven's future blues have the potential to be a soundtrack of a generation.
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    90
    With Love Hates What You Become, Lost Under Heaven hit you in the heart right out of the gate, but then spend the rest of the album building you back up, hammering a crack into reality to let the light in. The album sticks with you even after coming to its crashing end.
  4. Jan 15, 2019
    80
    The resulting back-and-forth between herself and Ellery - her honeyed tones set against his unmistakably raspy roars - is enthralling, and holds up regardless of musical backdrop. There’s low-key moments of genuine menace (‘Black Sun Rising’, the disquieting churn of ‘Serenity Says’) and some major key nods towards anthemic territory, too.
  5. Jan 22, 2019
    70
    Altogether, Love Hates What You Become by Lost Under Heaven is artistic and dynamic, with enough exploration and experimentation to see the album and its tracks offered in a live active atmosphere as much as in solitude and wearing headphones.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 15, 2019
    70
    Love Hates lacks some of the naive charm of their debut and a couple of attempts at Garbage-style industrial pop set the album off on the wrong foot. But the all-or-nothing passion that courses through "The Breath Of Light" and "For The Wild" is quite something. [Feb 2019, p.29]
  7. 40
    With their crashing guitar riffs and vague, faux-poetic proclamations, Lost Under Heaven sound more like Imagine Dragons with a Goldsmiths degree.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Oct 31, 2019
    10
    Nothing will ever again be as powerful as WU LYF, but LUH comes pretty damn close and LHWYB is a masterpiece in its own right.
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    7
    Ebony Hoorn is the better contributor. She makes a lot of these songs crackle, while Ellery Roberts continues to evolve his vocals. I wasEbony Hoorn is the better contributor. She makes a lot of these songs crackle, while Ellery Roberts continues to evolve his vocals. I was never big on WU LYF but I like his more accessible material. Expand