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  • Summary: The 10th full-length release for the New York folk rock band was recorded in two months after the presidential election.
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Bleeding Blue
Say that love is love Say that love is love How does it feel? Will they hear our call? Will they hear us fall? Say that love is love Say that love is... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Apr 24, 2017
    80
    Jeremy Earl’s songwriting is as strong as on last year’s City Sun Eater in the River of Light, and his psychedelic folk-pop band manage to sound forward-looking.
  2. Apr 20, 2017
    80
    Everything is reverbed, everything is surrounded by the slightest atmospheric warble. It is comfortable territory musically, but here the more important elements are the message, the lyrics, the mood, and the tone of the music.
  3. Uncut
    Apr 20, 2017
    80
    Love Is Love really takes off when the brass comes out. [Jun 2017, p.38]
  4. Apr 20, 2017
    70
    Its quickness to reach the climax leaves it a bit devoid of resolutions and making it feel like a bit of an empty statement. It's a shame because, Love is Love, for what it is, is such a well-composed album, that it feels like it's close to being a band-defining statement given its all too real context in which it exists.
  5. May 18, 2017
    70
    Love Is Love is a thought-provoking, intensely felt album, full of all the warmth, frustration, and alternating bouts of despair and hope that half (or more) of the United States felt at the time the record was recorded.
  6. Apr 24, 2017
    68
    The ease of his melody is matched by his own ideas. It might be a small notion, but that’s where Woods operate most efficiently, for a moment achieving the solidarity that Love Is Love desperately seeks.
  7. Magnet
    Jun 28, 2017
    50
    [The final track Love Is Love] has the sprightly energy that's missing on most of the record. [No. 143, p.61]

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