• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
My Love Is Cool Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 102 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Mike Crossey.
Buy On

Top Track

You're a Germ
Georgie rides a bike To pick her up from school He likes her cos she's pure She likes him cos she's heard he's cool You're a germ, twist my... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jun 19, 2015
    100
    After years of the slow build, the release is here. Believe the hype.
  2. Jun 24, 2015
    90
    For now, let’s revel in the fact there’s a record that swings from sumptuous sprawls to ear-sizzling riffs.
  3. 83
    My Love Is Cool is volatile, but it’s also invigorating, charming, and hugely exciting for what it promises.
  4. Uncut
    Jun 10, 2015
    80
    There's a Jekyll and Hyde quality to Wolf Alice's debut that gently reels you in with its gossamer folk pop and lilting indie-pop before it going for the jugular with savage bursts of psycho-grunge guitars. [Jul 2015, p.84]
  5. Jun 16, 2015
    80
    They don’t quite sound like the finished article, but there is a virtuous sense of their trying to make music in service of something profound.
  6. Jun 30, 2015
    74
    The confident diversity of My Love Is Cool indicates a band who have their own thing all figured out, who shouldn't veer from their own strange path to live up to outdated narratives that dictate what a young British band should be.
  7. Mojo
    Jun 10, 2015
    60
    Ultimately proves hard to get a handle on. [Jul 2015, p.96]

See all 21 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 11, 2018
    10
    This album is truly extraordinary. I can't fault it. Every song is brilliant and so well-crafted.
  2. Apr 25, 2016
    10
    What can be said about Wolf Alice that hasn't been said already. We know Ellie is great. We know they have potential. So did they deliver inWhat can be said about Wolf Alice that hasn't been said already. We know Ellie is great. We know they have potential. So did they deliver in My Love Is Cool? I so rarely hand out 10s nowadays, but this album deserves it. Should I even make the effort to list every bright spot? "Bros" "Moaning Lisa Smile" "Freazy" "Giant Peach" "Fluffy". Simply incredible. Many bands go trough an entire career without 5 songs as good as these, let alone all 5 being in the same album. I like what I hear from Wolf Alice. Only one question remains: is this their peak? Expand
  3. Aug 11, 2018
    10
    This is an incredible debut album. Wolf Alice make incredible use of contrasts; they find a niche in sound that opens a direct doorway intoThis is an incredible debut album. Wolf Alice make incredible use of contrasts; they find a niche in sound that opens a direct doorway into the heart. You can't listen to My Love is Cool without completely falling for them. 10/10. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2016
    10
    What an album! Wolf Alice drift between grungy and folksy songs so comfortably, you can't believe it. And Ellie's voice! She can go fromWhat an album! Wolf Alice drift between grungy and folksy songs so comfortably, you can't believe it. And Ellie's voice! She can go from cooing quietly to screaming her lungs out in a second! A definite must listen.
    Best tracks: Giant Peach, Fluffy, Your Loves Whore, You're A Germ, Freazy, Silk
    Worst tracks: Soapy Water
    Expand
  5. Aug 25, 2015
    9
    Great debut record. A throwback to mid-90's alternative. Loud guitars and heavy bass sounds and pretty vocals. Standout tracks; Freazy, Bros,Great debut record. A throwback to mid-90's alternative. Loud guitars and heavy bass sounds and pretty vocals. Standout tracks; Freazy, Bros, Your Loves Whore. Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2015
    9
    This is a fantastic debut and one of the best albums of the year so far. So many tracks on here are an absolute blast to listen to, from theThis is a fantastic debut and one of the best albums of the year so far. So many tracks on here are an absolute blast to listen to, from the phenomenal heavier headbangers (Giant Peach, Fluffy, Moaning Lisa Smile) to the absolutely perfect duo Lisbon and Silk or gorgeous post-rock/grunge blend Swallowtail. The only below-average song would be Freazy, which is kind of forgettable, but the rest of the record is going to blow you away. Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2017
    8
    (75/100) Great album. It contains memorable tracks, good lyrics and something special that every song has in order to give an special meaning(75/100) Great album. It contains memorable tracks, good lyrics and something special that every song has in order to give an special meaning and identify with at least one of them. The album is really versatile, it plays with different rhythms and sound in every track. They manage to make an album with unique songs. I think it should be consider one of the best debut rock albums of this decade. Expand